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    Default Redshift 3 and Vista after installation - will only run from CD



    Windows Vista is turning my hair into grey.
    The new pc with Vista, now demands that a LOT of the old programs
    neeeds the CD in the -drive ongoing to be executed,
    even though they were meant to be installed and executed from the hardrive
    only,
    once installated.
    For instance Redshift 3, which refuses to run without the CD.
    (Works fine on our old XP machine)
    Copying all the files to the HDD on the new PC and executing from there
    doesn´t help.

    Any suggestions ?

    PS. Keep your XP operating system.
    Vista is.....(censored)

    Pete


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    Default Redshift 3 and Vista after installation - will only run fromCD

    Light2 wrote:

    Hi,

    Create an image of the CD and mount it using "Daemon tools." I use an
    old version (V2.47 freeware) of this program to mount images on Windows
    2000. This way you never need to use the old CDs. It works works fine
    for Redshift 3 and many other CDs. For more info please check out the
    newsgroup "alt.comp.freeware" where you will get lots of help.

    Mark S

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    Default Redshift 3 and Vista after installation - will only run from CD

    On Wed, 8 Oct 2008 18:25:09 +0200, "Light2" <Shift20@yahoo.com> wrote:


    IMO you can't really complain when a program that was designed around
    DOS doesn't work with a new, and substantially different operating
    system. While my primary advice would be to convert to a newer
    planetarium program, something designed with a modern OS in mind, my
    second suggestion would be to try running your old software in a virtual
    machine. VirtualPC is a free download from Microsoft, and you can set up
    several if you like, running XP, W98, or even DOS. You can then install
    your old software in whichever machine is most appropriate.
    _________________________________________________

    Chris L Peterson
    Cloudbait Observatory
    http://www.cloudbait.com

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    Default Redshift 3 and Vista after installation - will only run from CD

    Virtual PC 2007 does not support Vista Home Premium
    We`ll stick to the real sky,
    instead of one which has to be generated via Microsoft ;-)
    And doing all this confirmation on and on just for opening a menu-window in
    VHP
    is better spend under the stars.
    Clear skies.

    "Chris L Peterson" <clp@alumni.caltech.edu> wrote
    news:ql2qe49qjt56lg89hiv69qb80voc1tmphp@4ax.com...


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    Default Redshift 3 and Vista after installation - will only run from CD

    On Thu, 9 Oct 2008 21:33:14 +0200, "Light2" <Shift20@yahoo.com> wrote:


    Whether its worth the trouble or not is your own call. I've read that
    VirtualPC actually does work with Vista Home, but is not supported (that
    describes a number of possible guest OSs as well). Another option is
    VirtualBox, which definitely runs under all versions of Vista, and is
    also free.

    My personal solution is to simply avoid using Vista, which so far seems
    to offer very few advantages, and those in exchange for way too many
    hassles.
    _________________________________________________

    Chris L Peterson
    Cloudbait Observatory
    http://www.cloudbait.com

 

 

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