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(Solved) Help needed to run Windows only programme

Started by donwatson, November 14, 2018, 09:46:42 AM

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donwatson

Hi ,
I need help to run a Windows programme that will NOT be ported to Linux.
I have tried Wine, Winetricks , Play on Linux, VB etc. but none of them seem to work as I want.
I realise that this problem is not really a Unix problem as such so I can only hope for general advice in this matter.
I am thinking the only way to get this programme to run is by dual booting and using Windows to run this programme. I have a 64 bit January 2014 Windows 7 disc (with Service Pack 1) and hoping this would be OK for the Windows side ??
Any thoughts ??

Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Zorba61

#1
Yeah should run no problem I'm currently dual booting with W8 Only use windows for Photoshop which is easier to do dual booting since I already had windows installed.


Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

Why won't it run in Vbox ? .. is it graphics intensive (such as a game) ?
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donwatson

Hi Mark,
I need control of the USB ports to run this programme as I am trying to control a laser engraver from the programme.
I have a Samsung Notebook with Win 7 that has been resurrected and can run this programme so I can now mark this solved.
Thanks for the help.

Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

You can have control of the USB ports in Vbox .. how did you install Vbox ?
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donwatson

Thanks Mark,
I have the Samsung running ok and it does what is needed. I have paid for the key to run the programme on that machine and it will be sent pretty quickly. Thanks for the interest in this, I did have quite a lot of faffing about with various VBox, PlayonLinux, Wine etc. programmes but that is all solved now. I will only be using the Samsung to burn some coasters at the moment but I hope to get it to cut 1/4" plywood soon.

take care
Don W
Novatech build
Intel Celeron CPU 1.80 Ghz   Memory 4.00GB (3.71GB usable)
Peppermint 9    64 bit     500 GB HD        496 GB Ext 4
4.0GB Swap Partition    4.0GB Extended Partition   1.1Mb Free Space
External 2TiB HD

Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec)

WARNING: You are logged into reality as 'root'
logging in as 'insane' is the only safe option.
pcnetspec.co.uk