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  • #11631

    PSibley
    Participant

    How is NV2 going to work for my clients who want to install Vista when it hits the shelves?

    and how do I get myself on a mailing list for each new version when it comes out?

    Thanks

    Patricia

    #13526

    MSchappler
    Moderator

    Windows Vista is a 64 bit operating system that runs both 64 and 32 bit programs. NV2 is currently 32 bit but can be updated to 64 bit.

    Windows Vista will not run NV1.

    Regards,

    Martin

    #13528

    PSibley
    Participant

    How will this process of updating NV2 to 64 bit occur?

    thanks
    patricia

    #13532

    BHalpin
    Participant

    I just have to comment on this:

    > How is NV2 going to work for my clients who want
    > to install Vista when it hits the shelves?

    Upgrading a system your business relies on the minute something new and fancy hits the shelves is utter folly.

    Bob

    #13533

    PSibley
    Participant

    But Bob…some of them are just follish.

    Does NV2 convert easily to Vista?

    NV2 has the ability to use 64 bit technology but at what cost to the client.

    I have two clients that are ready to convert to NV2 from NV and one will require having this knowledge for proposals to their Executive. They will probably also need your skills Bob on some custom software.

    Is QW Page saying that it will be ??? years until they are ready to convert to Vista?

    These are questions that I am going to be asked. Calling them follish isn’t going to work for me.

    These clients have been patiently waiting for NV2…now how long for them to be able to use Vista.

    I have been in Future Shop and the advertising is heavy.

    Thanks
    Patricia

    #13535

    BHalpin
    Participant

    Yes, some are ‘follish’. I remember when Windows ’95 came out – the lineups to get it the first day, the acrobats rappelling down the CN tower, all the fuss …

    Then came the fallout. The NV users that immediately switched their computer to Windows 95 – with no testing or escape strategy – then freaked when something didn’t work – and just *had* to get going that minute. History repeated itself several more times – with Windows ’98, NT, ME, 2000, & XP. In the long run Windows got more stable and running NV on it became easier and easier, and not one ‘bug’ ever appeared in NV that required changing one byte of code. (The current DOS NV was compiled in 1993. Yup, 1993.)

    So forgive my cynisym here – but I’ve seen this all before.

    Now to address your questions:

    > Does NV2 convert easily to Vista?

    There’s no conversion required. As Martin stated on the 15th, NV2 is a 32-bit program; it will (does) run on Vista.

    > NV2 has the ability to use 64 bit technology but at what cost to the client.

    Sorry, but I don’t understand that one.

    > I have two clients that are ready to convert to NV2 from
    > NV and one will require having this knowledge for proposals
    > to their Executive. They will probably also need your skills
    > Bob on some custom software.

    Why wouldn’t they simply use/buy a ‘current’ computer that is Vista ready and run XP on it? Then, in the future they can switch to Vista when it’s been ‘vetted’ by the public, and there are a couple of service packs available.

    > Is QW Page saying that it will be ??? years until they are
    > ready to convert to Vista?

    Again, there is no conversion required. The 32-bit NV2 will run on Vista.

    > These clients have been patiently waiting for NV2…
    > now how long for them to be able to use Vista.

    From what I understand, there’s nothing to wait for.

    > I have been in Future Shop and the advertising is heavy.

    It will have to be – from what I’ve read there is no compelling reason for anybody to run out and convert to Vista right away.

    If a business does have some application they simply must run on Vista, then it’s gotta be something pretty bleeding edge – and in my opinion should be on a separate system than their accounting data.



    Now, please note, these are *my* opinions and not Q.W.Page’s. If I have said anything that is incorrect I want them to jump in and tell us.

    Regards,

    Bob Halpin
    http://www.softrite.ca
    halpin@softrite.ca

    #13545

    MSchappler
    Moderator

    An update ….

    When you purchase the boxed Windows Vista you have a choice of installing the 64 bit version or the 32 bit version.

    NV1 will run on the 32 bit version Windows Vista.

    NV2 will run on both 64 and 32 bit versions of Windows Vista.

    Regards,

    Martin

    #13546

    AGiglio
    Participant

    Will NV2 run faster on the 64 bit if one has up to date hardware?

    Art.

    #13547

    MSchappler
    Moderator

    If the up to date hardware is configured correctly for the operating system, applications like NV2 will run faster.

    Windows Vista can utilize up to 128 GIG of memory which is significaantly helps applications that require memory to perform as opposed to Windowes XP 32 bit which didn’t take advantage of memory over 2 Gig.

    Regards,

    Martin

    #13877

    BBateman
    Participant

    I just installed Vista on a P4 2.56GHz 1.5Gb RAM system. NV1 runs fine with only a “can’t run full screen” error, which you must “Ignore”. But I can’t seem to get NV2 to run at all. Anyone have any suggestions?

    #13882

    MSchappler
    Moderator

    Right mouse click on the NV2 installation file and select Run As. Select Administrator and type in the administrators password. Also check that you have rights to install a program in a particular directory/folder.

    In regards to a full screen for NV1. It is true out of box but you may be able to use a program like DOSBOX on Vista that emulates a full screen. It works on Linux boxes and I currently do not see why it wouldn’t work on Vista. I may try this weekend if I get a chance.

    Regards,

    Martin

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