?
Solved

Problem dataflex dos version working in windows 8

Posted on 2013-11-21
9
Medium Priority
?
930 Views
Last Modified: 2013-11-22
Been working with a dos apps in all previous windows version until now in windows 8.  Can somebody advice on how to get this apps working?
0
Comment
Question by:rayluvs
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
9 Comments
 

Author Comment

by:rayluvs
ID: 39666348
FYI: the apps is from DataAccess company and is Dataflex version 3.2 for dos.

For the moderator, please reassign zones if not correctly set.
0
 
LVL 42

Accepted Solution

by:
pcelba earned 1332 total points
ID: 39666395
Did you try Dataflex on 64 bit Windows 7 ?

The only option seems to be virtual environment hosting some of your previous Windows (e.g. XP) or even DOS (I am just not sure if DOS is working in Hyper-V).

So Windows 8 has Hyper-V virtual machine - more info: http://winsupersite.com/windows-8/windows-8-feature-focus-client-hyper-v

Once you create Virtual environment then you may install Operating system of your choice (almost).

Another virtual option is VMWare (http://www.vmware.com/products/player) or VirtualBox (https://www.virtualbox.org/)
0
 
LVL 97

Assisted Solution

by:Experienced Member
Experienced Member earned 668 total points
ID: 39666527
Were all previous Windows versions 32-bit and now Windows 8 is 64-bit?  That would explain it.

If that is the case then you need a 32-bit virtual machine to run the application (as noted in the above post).

... Thinkpads_User
0
Moving data to the cloud? Find out if you’re ready

Before moving to the cloud, it is important to carefully define your db needs, plan for the migration & understand prod. environment. This wp explains how to define what you need from a cloud provider, plan for the migration & what putting a cloud solution into practice entails.

 

Author Comment

by:rayluvs
ID: 39666758
This is the first time, in Windows 8, that we tried DF in 64 bit.

Yes, all previous version were 32 bit.

So in conclusion, the only option for running Dataflex 3.2 is in virtual machine?
0
 
LVL 42

Assisted Solution

by:pcelba
pcelba earned 1332 total points
ID: 39666777
Yes, virtual machine with Dataflex compatible OS installed.

Neither DOS nor Windows 16 bit application can run under 64 bit OS without virtualization.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rayluvs
ID: 39668024
Understood.
0
 

Author Comment

by:rayluvs
ID: 39670151
Worked excellently!

It would have been better to run it under Windows 8 (like it does in Windows 7), but is ok.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:rayluvs
ID: 39670154
Thanx
0
 
LVL 97

Expert Comment

by:Experienced Member
ID: 39670219
@Ramante - Thanks and I was happy to help.

... Thinkpads_User
0

Featured Post

Get MongoDB database support online, now!

At Percona’s web store you can order your MongoDB database support needs in minutes. No hassles, no fuss, just pick and click. Pay online with a credit card. Handle your MongoDB database support now!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Recently I was talking with Tim Sharp, one of my colleagues from our Technical Account Manager team about MongoDB’s scalability. While doing some quick training with some of the Percona team, Tim brought something to my attention...
Lotus Notes has been used since a very long time as an e-mail client and is very popular because of it's unmatched security. In this article we are going to learn about  RRV Bucket corruption and understand various methods to Fix "RRV Bucket Corrupt…
The viewer will learn how to user default arguments when defining functions. This method of defining functions will be contrasted with the non-default-argument of defining functions.
This is a high-level webinar that covers the history of enterprise open source database use. It addresses both the advantages companies see in using open source database technologies, as well as the fears and reservations they might have. In this…
Suggested Courses

752 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question