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25 Feb 2010
Wonders of Windows
Most of my Amateur radio applications run on my Laptop running XP Pro, the main reason being that I needed to keep abreast of all the new "Modes and software" that became available as and when - so I decided to download the WSJT suite of programs - it installed ok but would not run, and try as I may it was not having it - all the other apps were running ok to my knowledge - I wonder if it was something to do with last weeks install of "Service Pack Two"? (I was playing around with a web-cam on this machine which required SP2) Darn - I knew it was a mistake - I also noticed the already (sluggish) computer was now struggling big style - Imagine trying to run HRD ? You can imaging my total relief when system restore "worked", and that at least I was then able to get into the setup part of it - Something like this happened a few years ago when I installed "Logger" under XP, the uninstall program removed critical system files without my permission - I ended up with a half working system, and had to boot from a utility disk - it was hopeless, this seriously prompted me to go over to Linux - I have been running various flavours of it ever since and it's never bombed out once - I have had "Dickie" programs terminate unexplicably but it has been very reliable, maybe I've been lucky ! That said - it's getting late - I need to take a quick look at this JT65B - Will report back on it.
De - G4NKX at 23:22
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