[NTLK] Virtual PC help

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Thu Oct 4 02:07:57 EDT 2018

XP was really an extension of Win2000/NT which was a total rewrite of windows from the ground up.  They did try to make it a it a little more compatible with older Win98/ME but I wouldn't call it combining them.  But yes that is why NCU does not run as well with it compared to Win98.  

I HAVE got NCU to work on a windows 2000 machine back in the day without much trouble other than needing to use slowdown.  But I had more problems when I tried to run it in a emulator (Virtual Box).  But that was a few years ago, and perhaps the emulator is better now.  Still, I would try to use Win98 if you can.  If not, then try Win2000.  Like I said I could get it going fairly well 15 years ago when it was running natively.  It would still disconnect at times but for the most part it worked.

But when I used Virtual PC with win98 and a keyspan USB to serial adapter oh gosh it was as smooth as silk.  


On 10/3/2018 3:09 PM, Michael Neville wrote:
> Thanks for the input, Gene. I am running Windows 10, but my htpc at home is
> currently running Windows 7 so I might give that a go.
> One thing to keep in mind, Windows XP was released in 2002 and was the
> first OS to combine the x86 line (95/98/ME) with the NT line (NT, 2000)
> into a new kernel. NCU and most Newton software pre-dates this OS and
> change.

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