DCWin on Win7

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DCWin on Win7

Post by StevePeters » Sun Dec 25, 2011 5:23 am

Has anyone been able to install DCWin on Windows 7?

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by BillRotando » Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:28 am

Good luck :-( It's a 16-bit program.
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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by corvairbob » Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:07 pm

i'm running window 7 and this program is working just fine. like i remember it ran years aog. the best drafting program i ever used. easy as pie and iwll run from a floppy disk. so cool even a memory stick.

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by BillRotando » Tue Feb 14, 2012 5:20 am

You were able to install it and run it on Win7 without any problems? I wonder what I'm doing wrong :-(
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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by RichardG » Tue Feb 14, 2012 3:54 pm

You and me both, Bill. If someone could list step-by-step directions on how to do it...

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by StevePeters » Thu Apr 12, 2012 12:49 pm

I still haven't been able to get it to run :-(

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by gerryh » Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:39 pm

corvairbob wrote:i'm running window 7 and this program is working just fine. like i remember it ran years aog. the best drafting program i ever used. easy as pie and iwll run from a floppy disk. so cool even a memory stick.
Corvairbob,
I'm also running windows 7 and like the other guys, I can't get the program to load on my computer. I've noticed that there is a 32 bit and a 64 bit version of windows 7. I know that I'm using a 64 bit version and it won't work. Could you be running a 32 bit version?
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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by Gene45 » Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:25 am

I got some advice on another forum that the thing may run inside Win 7 Pro, or Win 7 32 bit. but not Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit .
Next question is what file formats can it create to let me convert my old files. :o

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by Gene45 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 7:32 pm

I'm told that it is possible to install Virtual box or Dos box and run Win 3.1 or XP inside it .
It sounds really simple but I can't get the installation of DOS and Win 3.1 or 3.11 to work.
Maybe someday..............

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by Gene45 » Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:41 pm

Can someone advice how to export a file as bmp. The system claims to be able to do it but mine, (old and newly downloaded) refuses to do it as it is an unregistered copy.

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by RichardG » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:37 pm

Gene45 wrote:Can someone advice how to export a file as bmp. The system claims to be able to do it but mine, (old and newly downloaded) refuses to do it as it is an unregistered copy.
Why don't you use the license number provided on this board to register your copy. I was finally able to install it on win7-32 bit and registered it without any problems.

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by Gene45 » Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:36 pm

I guess I am giving up. I found Librecad which looks similar to DCWIN, and will import the DXF files produced by DCWIN. It is open source and still under development .

Draftsight is a more complex system that comes in 32 bit and 64 bit versions. It too will import the dxf files produced by DCWIN .

I have both running on Win 7 64.

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by RichardG » Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:04 pm

Thanks for posting this. I'll take a look at librecad and draftsight, as well.

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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by BillRotando » Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:39 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Both Librecad and Draftsight are superb products and after laying with them for only a few minutes, I prefer Librecad because it has all the features I want and almost the simplicity of DCwin.

Thanks, again!
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Re: DCWin on Win7

Post by Gene45 » Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:49 pm

Librecad looks easier, and there are set of video tutorials, not particularly well done, but they work.

Draftsight videos are more professional but each covers only one principle, and I can't say I found how to navigate them.

The one major difference appears to be that Draftsight will draw in isometric. I'm not sure how useful that will be.

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