EMRFD Message Archive 11598

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11598 2015-09-07 18:41:34 Phil Sittner ladpac2002



My old computer died and now I have a new Windows 10 machine that refuses to install Ladpac2002. Does anyone have suggestions on how to proceed?





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11600 2015-09-07 20:00:17 Kirk Kleinschmidt Re: ladpac2002

This is a relatively common issue with new versions of Windows.

LADPAC may be suffering from the 16/32/64-bit compatibility issue, so you may have to install it with one or more "compatibility" settings.

You may have to run it is a DOS emulator such as DOSBOX (not sure if that version of LADPAC is a DOS prog or not).

You may have to install it in a virtualized copy of Windows XP, Vista, etc, in VMWare Player, Virtualbox, etc.

If you don't have a spare Windows license on hand and don't want to "hacktivate" your virtualized OS, you may be able to run Linux in whatever VM you're using and run LADPAC in Wine (a Windows "non-emulator" emulator that's free in Linux).

You may have to keep an old PC on hand to run legacy programs.

You may have to run it on someone else's PC.

These are all hassles to one extent or another.

Good luck. Other posters who know the specific program better may have better solutions. :)


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11601 2015-09-07 20:15:10 Dave Re: ladpac2002
  I Googled LADPAC and found LADPAC 2008.  It says it is compatible with Win 7 and Win 8.  Doesn't mention WIN 10 as the website was probably written before 10 was thought of

Dave - WB6DHW

11602 2015-09-07 22:32:59 augustinetez Re: ladpac2002
I've also had problems with Tonne software programs (and don't have a solution yet either).

It appears anything that relies on VB5/6 dll's, ocx's etc is going to have problems on 64 bit machines.

Terry VK5TM
11603 2015-09-07 23:36:19 augustinetez Re: ladpac2002
I did a bit of fiddling and got both the Tonne software and Ladpac to run in Windows 10:-

Firstly, download Ladpac2008 from Wes's site :-

Unzip the file and put all the files in a folder of your choice as per the instructions.

Then - right click on an EXE file and click on "Troubleshoot compatibility". 
The trouble shooter should run and then give you the option to "Try recommended settings", click that and then the troubleshooter should change to show a box - "Test the program...", click there.
The program should run, check that it works and then exit the program. Click next in the troubleshooter.

On the next screen should be the option for "Yes, save these settings for this program", click that, let it do it's thing and then click close
11606 2015-09-08 14:59:08 Phil Sittner Re: ladpac2002

Terry and all. It’s been a very long time since installing ladpac and I now recall that I had upgraded to ladpac2008. The installation went smoothly and aside from my virus protection software it runs fine. Thanks to all for directing me to the right place.





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