Re: Old programmers (was: CBM-II Character Set and Colour Expansion)

From: smf <>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2018 12:18:30 +0100
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On 25/07/2018 06:45, Baltissen, GJPAA (Ruud) wrote:
> Why would one have to run W10? Why not an older Windows that suits the machine?

I assume the original question about Windows 10 is because they have a 
machine and don't want the cost/hassle/waste of space for another machine.

Having your eprom programmer hooked up to a laptop can be much more 
convenient. Most new eprom programmers are usb so it's not a problem, as 
long as they offer good long term support.

I've had one of these for years, 
I've not tried using it on a Windows 10 machine with the more stringent 
driver signing restrictions (I've not been using any eproms for a 
while). They produced signed drivers for vista & 7 though. I bought it 
because my previous wellon programmer didn't have 64 bit drivers & when 
I complained, they told me to buy a new programmer.

The TL886CS seems to get a lot of rave reviews, it's cheap but I don't 
know good the support is if you have problems.

Keeping an old machine going is just another way to solve the problem. I 
think I might have had some success using the software for the 32 bit 
only wellon in a virtual machine, which is another option. But again I 
found that too much of a pain at the time.

>   I have several machines running the combination of W98SE and XP: 98 is DOS only for my real time applications, XP because it is accepted by W7 and higher on the network. Several machines run XP only. These are package 3 versions, installed clean from the CD. No further update or whatever. But then I don't visit Internet with these machines, that I'll do with my modern well protected and updated laptop. It worked out fine for years already.
> An example: modern PCs only accept one floppy drive these days. So I Found this older P3 Fujitsu and installed a 1.44 MB, 1.2 MB drive and XP. I now use it to create images of various floppies that I find or are given for this purpose.
> Met vriendelijke groet / With kind regards, Ruud Baltissen
Received on 2018-07-25 14:00:19

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