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  • A5v1.02, thinking about upgrading

    Hi, I've been using the listed version for my small business and am quite satisfied with it. I have found no need to upgrade: however I am upgrading to a new state of the art machine with a P4 chip and WinME, which I've been told will not run older DOS based programs like the above version of A5. Will the new coming version be compatible? And, I really like the "Application Card" feature in my version because I can attach DBase functions such as "Pack & Zap" to my variety of order forms I have created. Does your new version contain those easy to use features as well?

    Thanks LL

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    RE: A5v1.02, thinking about upgrading

    Larry, I am not sure I am reading you correctly.

    If you are now using A5v1.02, this is NOT a dos program.
    I know it runs ok on Win95,Win98,NT4.0 and Win2k. I have
    not yet tried it on WinME.

    As to card stacks, I really liked them, too. If you are
    running v1.02, my guess is that your current application
    will run fine in WinME.

    If you are talking about upgrading to the "NEW" version,
    the latest version is A5v4.03 build 230. It will run existing card stacks, but I have had trouble trying to add new ones. Most people convert it all to menu programs.
    Also, the rumor has it that Alpha will (at some point) stop
    supporting card stacks.

    Hope this helps
    Lowell

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      RE: A5v1.02, thinking about upgrading

      Thank you for the reply. My understanding is that Win 95/98 are accually DOS overlays and that DOS is the basis for the WIndows OS. What further confirms this is when ME was annouced by MS, they made a point of saying that it was an entirely new OS and that older DOS programs would not run on it and it would more closely mimick Apple's OS. I could be totally mistaken about this and if I am please correct me, but this was the whole catalyst for my questions.
      Moreover, my referal to the "new version" was to the anticipated v5.5.

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        RE: A5v1.02, thinking about upgrading

        Larry:

        I run Windows ME and can still successfully run Alpha 4 V6 without any problems I still have one dbf I have not yet plucked up courage to convert to Alpha5 although am about to do so!

        Hope this helps

        Regards

        Glen Schild
        Glen Schild



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          RE: A5v1.02, thinking about upgrading

          Yes, Thank you

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