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dear experts,

l'm using borland delphi 7 and just a doubts whether any compatibility issue on Windows Vista or not. i've tested the BDE application with error of "Invalid Alias ABC" found.

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eddie
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by:EddieShipman
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We have encountered no problems installing the BDE and running our apps on Vista.
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"If you are using BDE on Windows Vista, you will need to reconfigure BDE so that it does not attempt to write files to the C:\<root> directory. To do this, log on as an administrator and run BDEAdmin.exe, located at Program Files\Common Files\Borland Shared\BDE. Under Native, click PARADOX, and change NET DIR to point to a location other than the root directory. A suggested target is C:\Users\Public\Documents\RAD STUDIO. "

http://support.borland.com/servlet/KbServlet/download/6340-102-1080/readme.htm
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by:derrickt999
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This posting suggests that only Vista Enterprise and Ultimate versions support BDE

http://www.zdnet.co.uk/talkback/0,1000001161,39284849-21000005c,00.htm
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Ah.  Sorry.  That's BDE as in Bitlocker Drive Encryption.  An entirely different kettle of halibuts.
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