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I have Delphi 3, installed under NT 4. I get often problems with it, which disapper under Win 95 or 98: some strange errors, it hangs and works slowly. Does anybody know if Delphi runs OK under NT? Or may be is something with NT installation not OK?

Thanks.
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freterConnect With a Mentor Commented:
NT is the platform number one for devlopers - more stable, more reliable (IF you don't make the mistake of installing multimedia stuff...)

I've been using D1, D2, D3, D4 and D5 on windows NT and on windows 9x and have made the experience that you're better off under NT: if your programs do not operate cleanly with pointers (that is: your code is errounous), you will experience crashes with both flavors of windows, but under NT, only the IDE will crash, whereas under windows 9x, the whole system will go down.

NT generally seems to be a little slower than windows 9x, this is due to the transacted file system of NT (each change to the file system will be written to a transaction log, so the machine can recover in the event of a crash more easily). thsi extra accesses obviously take extra time. but: on today's machines, this should bother you very much. put a lot of RAM (at least 96M) into your box, and be a happy NT user.

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RBertoraCommented:
Delphi runs Super under NT!

Rob ;-)
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KECommented:
Delphi runs BETTER under NT ;-)

However - the debugger is not especially stable in D4, but I guess it goes for the Win9x too...

Regards
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EpsylonCommented:
I've run Delphi 3, 4 and 5 succesfully on NT Workstation platforms. No major problems at all...
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simonetCommented:
If you applied at least SP4 to NT, then it should work fine.

NT is, however, a bit more picky about pointers, so you should be careful when creating them and make sure they are getting freed.

Alex
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freterCommented:
oh sh...! i didn't want to answer, just wanted to post this as a comment! shame on me. please reject my answer (unless you find it worth the points, of course). sorry!

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kretzschmarCommented:
hi stern,

i run delphi under both systems, without any problems,
so i guess your delphi-installation on your nt-machine is not properly

meikl
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EpsylonCommented:
Did you install any service pack (4 or 5) on your system?
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simonetCommented:
Stern, I also run Delphi on my NT machine, and have successfully been able to run both D4 and D5 on it. It has always been SP4.
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SternAuthor Commented:
Ok, Ok, you are all right, I think, there is some problems with installation. I just wanted to ask before to install it again.
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simonetCommented:
Smart move, freter. :o
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freterCommented:
simonet: no, that really wasn't a smart move. i'd rather seen it if somebody else had received the points or Stern had rejected my answer, believe me.
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