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Clipper and Windows XP

Clipper and Windows XP

Clipper and Windows XP

Hi Folks,

I have just introduced myself to Clipper (v56.3) and would like to experiment with it.
The bad news is that I am using Windows XP as the O/S.
How do I prepare a "Dos Box" to behave properly for Clipper?
Many thanks

RE: Clipper and Windows XP

Hi, Paul

Take a look at:

Installing Clipper 5.x on Win/XP

Hwvr instead of editing config.nt or autoexec.nt, in XP:
-right click on My Computer
-click on Advanced tab
-click on Environment Variables button
-add clipper env variable to system or user environment
 (I use F100;E0)
-add path to clipper5\bin to the path variable
-add path to clipper5\lib to the lib variable (or create if not already there)

Then any dos window you open will be configured for clipper.

The above thread also gives references for handling the problem of CPU being maxed out by clipper progs under XP.


RE: Clipper and Windows XP

I need the full contents of this thread288-942760  I am trying to configure windows XP to run clipper applications..no go.

RE: Clipper and Windows XP

Hi, fbizzell

Sorry, don't understand - that thread is still available here by clicking on the link in your post.

You can get a lot more info on the issues raised there in Dave Pearson's FAQ in comp.lang.clipper group in Google.

The 3 big problem areas in getting legacy clipper apps to run well under XP are:

- getting the environment set up for compiling and running.
- solving the problem of having the clipper app hog the cpu when awaiting input
- printing

However there are some old .exe's compiled with libraries which will not run under XP without recompilation - if you don't have the source and/or XP-compatible libraries it may not be possible to run them under XP without guesting another OS such as Win 9x or DOS under XP using something like Microsoft Virtual PC.

What problems are you experiencing?


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