Windows 7 on Acer Aspire One D250

I think I will like Windows 7.  I completely skipped Windows Vista,  both in business and at home.  Windows XP is still everywhere on all my computers. But Windows 7, especially 64 bit,  is inevitable. XP is aging and it will be out of the mainstream in a couple of years. Just like Windows 98 SE, great OS’es, a pleasure to use most of the time, but part of history now. While Windows 98  SE was not always stable, Windows XP was the first Microsoft OS as stable and versatile as you can expect for software and well, very well supported … Continue reading Windows 7 on Acer Aspire One D250

DriverLynx DLPORTIO and Windows 7

Dead link: DriverLynx PortIO (DLLPORT.SYS) is needed on Windows NT and higher to access the I/O ports in a PC from a program, for example in Delphi. New location for download: http://www.winfordeng.com/support/download.php Working examples, including the driverlynx driver and with Delphi  example sources  are on my Programs and PC ports pages Alas, Windows 7 (and Vista) make it a bit more difficult to install this driver.  It seems everything is allright running the installer (port95nt.exe), but running the program gives the error  DLPORTIO.SYS is not loaded. But it can be done as follows: Right Click Port95nt.exe – Properties Compatibility – Run this program in … Continue reading DriverLynx DLPORTIO and Windows 7

Delphi 7 and Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 32 and 64 bit.

As you can see in this blog, I recently started programming again in Pascal, eh, Delphi Object Pascal. The version I use (since it is the last version close to traditional Windows programming) is version 7. The best version to use, is the version that floats around as Delphi 7.2 Second Edition (search a torrent site) which is a trimmed and bugfixed small package. Of course this package runs fine on Windows XP. But how on Windows 7 (and 8!)? This is how I got it to work. Installation Make sure you run this as administrator, you will need the … Continue reading Delphi 7 and Windows 7, 8.1 and 10 32 and 64 bit.