[amsat-bb] InstantTrack on Win10?

Patrick STODDARD (WD9EWK/VA7EWK) amsat-bb at wd9ewk.net
Fri Oct 30 13:57:08 UTC 2015


​What you're seeing is probably related to InstantTrack
predating Windows 95, being a program that goes back to
the MS-DOS days. You may want to install something
like DOSBOX on your Windows 10 PC, and run IT under
DOSBOX. This may give the program the environment it
expects to see, instead of the more modern Windows 10
operating system that doesn't have support to run the
oldest DOS-style programs anymore. This may be especially
true for the newer PCs with 64-bit CPUs, something that
was only a dream in the DOS days. I think I still have
IT on my Win7 laptop at home, and I may try this on one
of my Win10 tablets this
weekend. Another item for the
radio to-do list... :-)​
​ ​


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On Fri, Oct 30, 2015 at 6:36 AM, Ed K9EK <e.krome at comcast.net> wrote:

> Here is the odd question of the month: Has anyone found a way to run the
> ancient tracking program InstantTrack on a Win10 machine? Win10 gives a
> bunch of run compatibility and screen options all the way back to Win95;
> none work. The Troubleshooter says it should run on XP. Same old "can't run
> on this PC" response. Before I am advised to get out of the stoneage, I do
> run SatPc32, HRD and Orbitron. Just that IT has some stuff that I like.
> And, on XP, it is fast.
> Thanks!
> Ed K9EK
> EM69xd

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