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    When I use PB3.5 in a DOS box on XP the screen refresh is so slow
    that it's barley usable (PB editor) either Window or full screen.

    The resulting EXE runs fine either Window or full screen!



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  • #2
    I see nobody is going to answer you. Apparently you and I are
    only two of the very few who is brave enough to venture into
    the unpredictable world of XP. See all the excitement they are
    missing. Believe it of not, I still like it.

    I have PBdos 3.0 and it seems to be working pretty good in Full
    Screen mode, but in a window, it's as slow as pooring honey on a
    cold day. I'm running two versions of XP and in the other version
    the mouse won't work at all in a window, but the Full Screen still
    shows no problems. I have plenty of Processing speed and Memory,
    that might be why my Full Screen is working so well.

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    • #3
      The best way to run PBDOS (80,25) under XP is don't change the property.

      Just type COMMAND/CMD to get the box, then PB, then type SCREEN 12:SCREEN 0 then RUN

      or compile a program with SCREEN 12: SCREEN 0 and run it in the DosBox.

      In this way, you get a full screen and normal speed and normal color.

      Regards


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      [This message has been edited by John Lee (edited January 12, 2002).]

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      • #4
        Thanks for the replies.

        The actual compiled program runs with no problems in window or full screen,
        it's just the PB editor that seems to take about 1/2 a second to move the cursor
        around the screen.

        XP wasn't my choich, it was bundled with the Sony notebook that
        I bought myself for Xmas!

        I was thinking of using partition magic and installing good on 98SE

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        • #5
          These sound like possible Windows configuration issues. If you lose mouse support in a console window, check its properties to make sure "QuickEdit mode" is turned off. As far as cursor speed goes, maybe that's due to a slow keyboard repeat rate? You might check your keyboard settings in Control Panel.


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          • #6
            I still have mouse control. The keyboard repeat rate is fine because the compiled program runs as expected.
            Its just the editor.

            I hate Win XP

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            • #7
              Steve,
              The "SCREEN 12:SCREEN 0" works fine on the desktop but I do not have a Sony Laptop
              to test.
              I think may be the hardware......

              If you can get rid of the XP, please tell me how.
              Thanks in advance,

              Regards

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              • #8
                I don't know if you can get rid of it without formatting, but
                XP's Help says you can run multiple operating systems with all
                past Windows down to 3.1 and MSDOS. To find out more you can
                click on Start and Help and enter partition in the search box.

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                • #9
                  Thought of buying a Laptop too whilst in the States at Christmas.

                  Was not keen on being one of the first to find out what XP is
                  not about. "The latest product from the Bugs Factury" one of
                  your Computer Magazines articles reported :-)

                  Would it be possible to re-install WIN 98 SE OEM version on a
                  Laptop with another version of WIN installed ? I got one when I
                  built my ATHLON 900 Mhz. machine last year.

                  O t t o.

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                  [This message has been edited by OTTO WIPFEL (edited January 21, 2002).]

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                  • #10
                    Otto - the only problem I see with that is that laptops tend to be stuffed full of all kinds of proprietary hardware, so there's no guarantee that Windows 98SE will know what some of the devices inside the laptop are or have the correct drivers for them. (Sony Vaios, from what I understand, are particularly bad about this.)

                    As long as your intended laptop contains fairly "standard" options - a normal 2-button trackball or pointer, floppy drive, CD-ROM, etc. - you ought to be able to do this. If you're planning to get a laptop with a secondary "scrolling wheel" on the side of the case, or FireWire/IEEE1394 connections, or built-in CD-RW/DVD, etc., you might run into trouble.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gary Akins:
                      Otto - the only problem I see with that is that laptops tend to be stuffed full of all kinds of proprietary hardware, so there's no guarantee that Windows 98SE will know what some of the devices inside the laptop are or have the correct drivers for them. (Sony Vaios, from what I understand, are particularly bad about this.)

                      As long as your intended laptop contains fairly "standard" options - a normal 2-button trackball or pointer, floppy drive, CD-ROM, etc. - you ought to be able to do this. If you're planning to get a laptop with a secondary "scrolling wheel" on the side of the case, or FireWire/IEEE1394 connections, or built-in CD-RW/DVD, etc., you might run into trouble.



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                      • #12
                        I have been using XP on a Sony Vaio for a couple
                        of months, also have several customers running
                        PB/DOS app's using XP. XP appears quite stable,
                        very few problems with crashing.

                        I've found that the PB IDE works fine, compiles
                        are speedy.

                        I tried to setup a dual boot option, but you
                        CAN NOT load an older operating system, even
                        with BootMagic. According to Microsoft, you need
                        to load the older O/S first, then setup the dual
                        or mutliple boot option.

                        Personally, I would not go back to Windows 98.


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