1 Reply Latest reply on Jan 29, 2015 12:24 PM by guy_wettstein

    Transferring an older 32-bit installation of PADS to Win64

    matchstick51

      We are looking at any possible issues that might arise when moving our Pads installation from a 32-bit WinXP machine to (probably) Win7 64-bit hardware.  The versions we are running are:

       

      PowerPCB: 5.0.1

      PowerLogic 5.0.1

       

      These executables start and run under Windows 64 (Windows 8.1 was what we tried) without complaint, but these DLL files in the PowerPCB folder :

       

      COLLMGR.dll 

      ctl3dv2.dll

      DFTSEC.DLL

      padsdll.dll

      runlib.dll

      winsockx.dll

      xwi320.dll  

      xwi320te.dll

       

      report as being "MS-DOS executable, NE for MS Windows 3.x (driver)".  Is this likely to trip us up under Win 64? (EDIT: It might be that these files are left over from an earlier installation of Pads)

       

      The other query we have is our dongle:

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      which is described in the literature as "16-bit".  Assuming we can source hardware with a parallel port, can we expect any other issues (e.g. because of faster processors) ?

       

      Any comments will be welcomed.  Thanks for reading this far...

       

      TIA