Windows 7 & Older versions of Timeslips

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Windows 7 & Older versions of Timeslips

  • Will either Timeslips 10.5 or Timeslips 2005 work with Windows 7?  I tried to install both on Windows 7 Professional 32 bit and I have problems with BDE installation.  It either will not install (10.5) or does not install correctly (2005).  When I go to the Control Panel to start the BDE Manager I get a memory conflict error message.

     

    Is my only hope to go to Timeslips 2010?

     

    Thanks for your help.

     


  • techsys wrote:

    Will either Timeslips 10.5 or Timeslips 2005 work with Windows 7?  I tried to install both on Windows 7 Professional 32 bit and I have problems with BDE installation.  It either will not install (10.5) or does not install correctly (2005).  When I go to the Control Panel to start the BDE Manager I get a memory conflict error message.

     

    Is my only hope to go to Timeslips 2010?

     

    Thanks for your help.

     


    Try running just the BDE setup as an administrator (in subfolder of LoclInst named BDE32).  The user must be an administrator to their own machine for Timeslips to run.

     

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  • Reinstalling the BDE solved the issue.  I had to completely remove BDE from the registry and manually delete the BDE directory and then ran the install from the Timeslips CD as Administrator as suggested and this worked.  Thanks again for your assistance.
  • Will TimeSlips (v. 10.5) work with Windows 7 Home Premium as well?

  • The only version of Timeslips tested and supported on Windows 7 is Timeslips v2010. Will older versions work  - possibly in compatability mode but that is not an option on WIndows 7 Home versions. I would suggest that it is time for you to upgrade Timeslips. There have been many enhancements made since v10.5. In a networking environment I would not recommend a Home edition of the software. If you are on a single computer it might be ok.

     

  • Am I correct in thinking that, if one wanted to install Timeslips 2005 on a new Windows 7 (stand-alone, not networked) computer, the correct steps would be:

     

    1.  I assume that one first needs to be able to run Windows 7 in XP compatibility mode, which means buying or upgrading to the Professional version and then downloading the appropriate files from Microsoft to run in XP mode.  Yes? 

    2.  Make sure one is signed into Windows as administrator.

    3.  Run the BDE setup from the install disk, as indicated in your post, BEFORE running the regular Timeslips install.  (That is, even if one is properly logged in as admnistrator, it's necessary or at least desirable to do the BDE setup first?)

    4.  Now do the regular Timeslips install from the menu that will pop up when the install disk does its autorun.  (Or should a different install procedure be followed if one has first run the BDE setup separately?)

     

    Any help is greatly appreciated. 

  • I am not sure there is a reason to install BDE first. However, I don't know about anyone else, but I am not prepared to give instructions on how to install unsupported software onto an unsupported operating system. If Timeslips is the way you do your billing and track AR I believe it is too important to try to work in this environment.

    At a minimum you need someone who understands running XP mode as I believe you have to be in that mdoe to install .

  • It is not necessary to uninstall or reinsall BDE, make any registry edits or delete any BDE directories.  For Vista & Windows7, only three adjustments are needed:

     

    1.  Set TimeSlips.exe to run in XP SP3 Mode and Run as Administrator

    2.  Set BDEADMIN.EXE ´╗┐to run in XP SP3 Mode and Run as Administrator

    3.  Turn UAC (User Access Control) Off - Not ideal, for sure, but not any more risky than running WindowsXP.   In order to take affect after running UAC fully off, the computer must be rebooted.