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Can't Install PBTree on Windows 7 64-bit

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  • Can't Install PBTree on Windows 7 64-bit

    Hope this is the right place for this...

    I just recently purchased PBTree and I have had no problem installing and running it on Windows XP. I am trying to install PBTree on my new Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit and it will not install.

    Is there anything anyone can offer to help me get it installed? It is telling me that it will not install with this version of Windows.
    Thank you and God bless,
    Noble D. Bell
    www.noblesoftware.com

  • #2
    PTree includes support for 16-bit Windows, so it may well be that the installer is also 16-bit. Unfortunately, 64-bit Windows versions do not provide any support for 16-bit programs.

    I'd suggest simply copying the PTree files from your XP machine. They should all be conveniently located in the original installation folder. I think \PTreeW11 is the default for the current version.

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    • #3
      Or send an email to support and they will send you a 32-bit install for the Windows version and a zip file that contains the 16-bit version of PowerTree.
      Sincerely,

      Steve Rossell
      PowerBASIC Staff

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      • #4
        PTree includes support for 16-bit Windows, so it may well be that the installer is also 16-bit.
        Deja vu all over again, except in mirror-image form?

        PB/DLL 5.0 (32-bit) shipped with PB/DLL 2.0 (16-bit) included.

        However, you could not install PB/DLL 2.0 on a 16-bit system because the installer was 32 bits.

        (Copying files worked fine).
        Michael Mattias
        Tal Systems Inc. (retired)
        Racine WI USA
        [email protected]
        http://www.talsystems.com

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        • #5
          FWIW, the guts of PowerTree is the 16-bit DLL, the 32-bit DLL, the *.hlp help file, a couple of *.inc files, plus a bunch of sample program source files (multiple languages), so copying the files should work just fine.

          You should be able to just copy the install folder and its subfolders to the target machine. For 'real' work you''ll be copying he 32-bit DLL somewhere accesible to your program anyway, and you probably could not care less where the help file is located.

          You may need to set up your own shortcut icon to the help, but that's about all you have to on a 'system' basis.

          Just FWIW, if you have not worked with PT before, it works real nice, but be prepared to do a lot of experimenting to get started because the doc is a bit 'thin'.

          MCM
          Michael Mattias
          Tal Systems Inc. (retired)
          Racine WI USA
          [email protected]
          http://www.talsystems.com

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