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  • #16
    Re: Windows 7 Printing

    Tom, thanks for clarifying this ... I have checked and you are 100% right Win 7 pro and ultimate both can have XP Mode.
    Truth between candid minds can never do harm. Thomas Jefferson
    The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. Louis Pasteur

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    • #17
      Re: Windows 7 Printing

      I hope you already solved your problem .... :)

      But just in case ... I setup a Win 7 Pro with XP mode, and loaded A4V8 and my application under that Session. My application has reports and invoices that need to be printed. I was able to setup a HP4250 by USB connected directly to this work station to work in the XP mode and also I was able to print through my LAN to a HP7590. I tried all reports and invoices and all have worked fine. I did this about 2 weeks ago and it has continued to work (I used it every day).

      1 - Are the two motherboards and basic hardware the same between the two work stations?
      2 - Is your hardware rated for VT (virtual Tech or Virtual session)??
      - I checked the forums and found a lot of hardware issues with XP mode and VMware.??
      Truth between candid minds can never do harm. Thomas Jefferson
      The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. Louis Pasteur

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      • #18
        Re: Windows 7 Printing

        I have done a similar setup as jimxoc. However as xp is no longer sending security updates I am looking to other ways of using A4V8. Its a little complicated but have successfully set it up in dosbox but can't print from there or produce emails or pdf. does anyone know how I might do this or is there some other program that might be better?

        Best wishes

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        • #19
          Re: Windows 7 Printing

          Robert, A few ??? I might have you think about;
          1) if you keep your Win 7 updates and your anti virus and anti spyware up to date on your win 7 won't that insulate you from infection while running the XP shell. If you allow a browser inside the XP shell then this is probably no longer true ... but if you make them use the browser in the Win7 portion of the operating system you should not have a point of infection.
          2) In my application the operator only is allowed to do my alpha4v8 application in that XP shell. I also warned them not to load other stuff in there.
          So i don't see a point of infection beyond what would be normal using a typical Win 7 computer. Do you?
          Sincerely,
          Truth between candid minds can never do harm. Thomas Jefferson
          The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. Louis Pasteur

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          • #20
            Re: Windows 7 Printing

            Originally posted by jimxoc View Post
            Robert, A few ??? I might have you think about;
            1) if you keep your Win 7 updates and your anti virus and anti spyware up to date on your win 7 won't that insulate you from infection while running the XP shell. If you allow a browser inside the XP shell then this is probably no longer true ... but if you make them use the browser in the Win7 portion of the operating system you should not have a point of infection.
            2) In my application the operator only is allowed to do my alpha4v8 application in that XP shell. I also warned them not to load other stuff in there.
            So i don't see a point of infection beyond what would be normal using a typical Win 7 computer. Do you?
            Sincerely,

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            • #21
              Re: Windows 7 Printing

              Hi Jim, Thanks for your message back - I use alpha4v8 in the xp shell but I do also use the email function for sending orders which is sent to outlook and then emailed on to suppliers. Would this constitute a weakness? Like you I have no browser setup in the shell.

              Best wishes
              Robert

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              • #22
                Re: Windows 7 Printing

                Robert, in my opinion sending email does not constitute a weakness. I will explain further-> You could probably set it up not to receive email or to receive email and put them in trash automatically. If your xp shell is secure I can not see where sending email with content generated inside a4v8 could be a point of infection. And I view that the XP shell is secure because - you will do what is necessary to make sure your Win 7 O.S. is secure ... Right? ... :)
                Truth between candid minds can never do harm. Thomas Jefferson
                The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. Louis Pasteur

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                • #23
                  Re: Windows 7 Printing

                  I have decided to buy dbdos pro 2 for 'peace of mind' and also because xp mode is starting to make my computer run very slowly. I have got my A4 V8 working with dbdos pro 2 ie I can view and enter records (I run simple databases not sets etc) but can't seem to print to printer / email or pdf and was wondering if there is a quick fix to make this all happen. Your help will be much appreciated! Best wishes Robert

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                  • #24
                    Re: Windows 7 Printing

                    Robert, I have never used DBDOS ... I am sorry I will be of no help to you ... Regards,
                    Truth between candid minds can never do harm. Thomas Jefferson
                    The more I study nature, the more I stand amazed at the work of the Creator. Louis Pasteur

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