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  1. #1
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    Apr 2013
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    XPSI Windows 7 64 bit

    Hello, I am trying to get XPSI for the old Barber Colmans to work on my work machine, which has Windows 7 Professional 64 bit. The version of the software I have gives me this warning message Attachment 377551

    So, I think I am going to go with a virtual machine. I have never really set up a virtual machine before, but what would you guys recommend for XPSI? I heard it works well with 98, I have the 98se install disc, and that it has some issues on XP. What virtual machine software would you recommend?

    OH, and I will be using the usb to serial adapter. Optimally I would like to connect to both the Microzone and the GCM. If any of you know of a better way to connect a serial-less laptop to a serial port, that would be great to know?

    Any help will be appreciated.

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    Mar 2007
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    Personally, if you have an old PC with XPSI on it, go get yourself VMWare converter and virtualize your old machine and run it on your new PC with either VMWare Player (free) or VMWare Workstation (paid). I've used XP mode, virtualbox, xen, openvz, qemu and VMWare is by far the easiest to deal with when your in a rush and don't have a bunch of time to sit around setting stuff up.

    Just make sure your work machine has as much memory in it as you can get and some storage space for the virtual hdd. I have a ssd in my laptop and use a USB 3.0 1tb external that has my virtual files on it. There is a learning curve to all of this, but once you do, you'll never go back to installing software again. Your old computers and already installed software becomes totally portable. I can be working on my laptop throughout the day, shut down and head to the office, then plug into my PC, boot up my VM again and resume working. Virtualization is probably one of the greatest things in the world for the controls world. I've combined 6 different laptops and pc's into one single external hard drive.

    Just make sure to back them up on a regular schedule.

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