Re: Windows Vista and GW Basic
Given that GWBasic (also known as BasCom, for Basic Compiler, as I remember)
hasn't been sold by Microsoft for, um, maybe 20 years...it was briefly
replace by Visual Basic for DOS before the world moved on to Windows. So I'm
surprised it runs at all...
You might convince your manager to download the free version of Visual Basic
and see if he can convert the program to Windows...presumably if he wrote it
he still has the source code?
Have you tweaked the Compatibility Mode settings for the program?
Dana Cline - MCE MVP
"Lisa Casey" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> We have been running Windows XP for awhile. We recently replaced one of
> these with a vista computer. My manager has a program he wrote using
> gwbasic that runs ok on the XP computers. On the vista computer, we get
> the message "you can not SHELL to BASIC". It seems like we used to get
> that when we first got the xp computers but were able to get past that
> problem, I just don't recall how.
> Is there a way to get around this on vista, or are we just sol trying to
> run gwbasic on windows vista?
> Lisa Casey