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#1 vegassounder

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Posted 22 January 2007 - 06:22 PM

Program----------LinearX FilterCAD 16 bit analog filter design software with authorization key.
History-----------Has worked fine on 5 machines running Win 95 @ 98 over past 8 years
Problem----------Recently installed XP PRO and get error "KEY NOT FOUND"
So far I've tried--1 un-install and re-install.
2 Enabled win 98 compatibility in properties.
3 Verified it still works on my laptop running Win 98.
4 Verified that all my other installed 16 programs are functional
Question---------Doe's XP PRO interface differently than Win 98 with the parallel port where
the DONGLE (KEY) attaches? Any other ideas as to what might be the
problem, please advise.

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 03:44 AM

Have you contacted the software provider and found if the program is supported on XP. This could be a issue with the software interface on XP. Dongle Keys should work the same but there are alot of interface changes between Win98 and XP. There maybe a upgrade to the software availiable for XP.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:05 PM

I contacted LinearX service and the only solution the tech. could offer me was to upgrade to their latest software at a cost of over $1000.00. I paid over $3000.00 for this program 8 years ago and feel they should support it with macros or something which will allow me to upgrade my OS as needed. It goes without saying that I will never do business with this outfit again. Are you aware of any other programs that are not foreward compatible with MS OS upgrades???

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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:32 PM

Programs that are known to experience a loss of functionality when they run on a Windows XP Service Pack 2-based computer, click here.
Your specific program is not on the list. Although that is not much help.
I highly doubt this is a complete list. But at least you know it does, and has happened.

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 08:10 PM

Found an item listed in the FCAD file folder titled VERSION.TXT Opened it and found a list of all upgrades and their dates. The most recent version 1.14 states "Added support for WinNT operation and new installer. November 27, 1996." I purchased this software in 1998 as version 1.14 so it must be NT compatible.




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