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Old 04-18-2007
Lisa Casey
 

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Windows Vista and GW Basic
Hi,

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?

Thanks,

Lisa Casey


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Old 04-18-2007
Dana Cline - MVP
 

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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" <lisa@jellico.net> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> 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?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Lisa Casey
>
>



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Old 04-18-2007
Jawade
 

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Re: Windows Vista and GW Basic
In article <#tlkG#dgHHA.2396@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl>, Lisa Casey <lisa@jellico.net> says...
> Hi,
>
> 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?


Maybe the program will work under QBasic, that works with Vista.

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Old 11-21-2008
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Re: Windows Vista and GW Basic

I installed Virtual PC 2007 on my Vista home basic and Windows98 on VPC.
So GWBASIC runs perfectly on a large screen.


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