|Unable to start and run EMU41 on new 64-bit Processor Laptop running with Windows 7|
Message #1 Posted by Antoine M. CouŽtte on 17 Dec 2011, 2:37 a.m.
Hello to all,
This post I am sending to our Forum further to a suggestion just e-mailed to me by Jean-FranÁois Garnier, our well known and highly regarded developer and "father" of EMU41.
For the past years and up until one week ago, I had been able to run EMU41 (a MS-DOS program as I understand it to be) on all my previous laptops using WINDOWS VISTA, WINDOWS XP, WINDOWS 2000 and maybe also some previous versions of WINDOWS. My EMU41 setting up and running procedure had always been quite simple and consistently the exact same one : I just stored all EMU41 files in one same dedicated EMU41 Folder, then left clicked on the "EMU41" icon and it worked perfectly well.
As an example, my last laptop was a SAMSUNG Q45 32-bit processor running with VISTA. It ran at about 600/700 times the speed of a conventional HP41, which is absolutely wonderful and quite highly appreciated - if not a must in some cases - for running some of my self-developed ASTRONAV Software which will usually take up to more than one hour for Lunars on a conventional HP41.
Congratulations and Thanks again for EMU41 to you Jean-FranÁois !
My brand new laptop is a LENOVO "THINKPAD" T420 with a 62-bit processor running with WINDOWS 7. Any time I attempt running EMU41 through the very same settings as indicated here-above, I am getting the following message :
"The version of this file is not compatible with the version of Windows you are running. Check you Computer System information to see whether you need an x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version of the program, and then contact your software publisher."
Such Warning Message seems pointing out towards 2 directions :
- Windows Version, and
- Processor type.
Actually, when compared to my former SAMSUNG Q45 32-bit processor running with VISTA, my new laptop :
- is running with a different and more recent Windows Version, i.e. WINDOWS 7, and
- is also running with a different Processor, namely a 62-bit Processor.
Is my EMU41 current problem then due to the new WINDOWS 7 Version, and/or to the new 64-bit Processor I am using ? or to any other reason ?
Just for the case where it might be simply a WINDOWS version problem not related any way to the Processor type (be it a 32-bit or a 64-bit Processor) is it still possible to run "modern" laptops directly in MS-DOS mode instead of in WINDOWS mode ? If so, what is the applicable (laptop starting ?) procedure ?
Thanking you for Your Kind Attention, and thanking you in advance for any help to solve this unexpected and new problem, I am remaining
Most Sincerely Yours
Merry X-Mas and Happy New Year 2012 to you all !
Antoine M. "Kermit" CouŽtte
PS : A last personal note now : after having been laid off from my previous BOEING B757 Company which went bankrupt, I am now quite happy flying the AIRBUS A340 from MAURITIUS ISLAND to Europe, Africa, China, South East Asia and Australia. Somebody has got to do it, anyway !
Edited: 18 Dec 2011, 12:19 p.m. after one or more responses were posted