[NTLK] Virtual PC help

Michael Neville michael.neville at gmail.com
Wed Oct 17 14:43:22 EDT 2018

I wanted to report my success in using an old Windows 7 laptop to install
Virtual PC and XP Mode.

Here's the process I followed:

I used the UGreen USB 2.0 to RS232 cable and the restore of my internal
store and the 32MB flash card both went without a single hiccup. I have old
backups in *.NBK format so a Mac would not help.

Thanks again for everyone's input and let me know if I can answer any
questions about my experience.

On Thu, Oct 4, 2018 at 2:08 AM Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:

> 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.
> -Dan
> 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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