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Offline JimC

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VWS AND WIN 98
« on: January 17, 2009, 04:50:32 PM »
I am trying to install VWS version 13.01 on an older computer running Windows 98 and I keep getting the following error "file not found" and the installation stops.  Any suggestions on how to resolve this?
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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2009, 04:59:27 PM »
which file is missing?
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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2009, 05:34:29 PM »
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which file is missing?

I wish I knew. The exact error message is "The system cannot find the file specified"

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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2009, 05:39:37 PM »
Can you try a slim version of windows 2000 or even XP, that would be better.
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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2009, 06:05:24 PM »
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Can you try a slim version of windows 2000 or even XP, that would be better.

Yes I will run it on my XP computrer if I can not get it to work on this old Win 98 machine. I was hoping to use the old computer as a stand alone for just this software thus freening up my internet computer.

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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2009, 07:46:30 AM »
 What is the program your tying to run that would be a big help in knowing

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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2009, 07:53:18 AM »
JimC, Don't be afraid to try VWS on that machine with Win XP.

I am running VWS on with WIN XP Pro SP3 on a Pentium2 300Mhz machine and it runs well and very energy efficient.
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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2009, 05:17:58 PM »
Sam,

Thanks for the suggestion. I put XP on the old Pentium II and it and VWS are working great.  :-)

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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009, 10:27:16 AM »
No problem, I just had an instinct to say that to you earlier.  It must be the weather gods influencing us.
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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2009, 08:30:54 PM »
I just purchased a Gateway 2300 with Windows 98 to use as a stand alone with VWS and am getting the same error.
ANY way to fix this? I am attempting to install vws 13.01
Everything else seems to work.
Heavyweather installed fine and I am interfaced with my Lacrosse 2315.
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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #10 on: April 10, 2009, 08:31:21 AM »
Support for Win 98 ended way back in ver 12. Sorry. :-(



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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #11 on: April 10, 2009, 08:40:40 AM »
According to the ambient site 98 was still supported in ver 13.  You should contact ambient.

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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #12 on: April 10, 2009, 11:39:06 AM »
According to the ambient site 98 was still supported in ver 13.  You should contact ambient.

I can confirm that version 13.01 p09 works on Win98.  I have an Athlon 700Mhz with 296Mb RAM running VWS for my Davis VP2. 

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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #13 on: April 10, 2009, 06:09:22 PM »
Do you think reformatting to 98SE might help? Add that file the install is looking for?

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Re: VWS AND WIN 98
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2009, 07:58:31 PM »
OK! Got it.
I downloaded 13.01 several times to make sure I had a good copy I still kept getting the error File not found.
I attempted to install version 12.08 just to see what would happen.
It bounced through the install and asked for 'disk 2'.
Arghhh!
I decided to wipe anything installed and start from scratch.
In program files I found a Virtual Weather Station Installer folder,hmm, hadn't seen that before.
I opened it and inside was another (?) setup icon and a VWS installer icon.
THINKING maybe this was disk 2 of version 12.08 I clicked the setup icon.
Poof 13.01 was fully installed and accepted my license key.
All is good.