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#45548 - 04/27/12 05:42 PM ACCPAC Plus under 64bit systems
Steve Schwartz Moderator
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(one of those rare "good news" postings in this forum)

A diehard ACCPAC Plus client of mine (the only kind) reports that he has succeeded in getting ACCPAC Plus running smoothly with a 64-bit machine, include using Remote Desktop, with full-screen viewing, using a product called ExDOS (http://www.exdos.com/). He searched high and low for months before finding this solution and is very happy with it.

The product is not free, so please don't consider this an endorsement, rather a suggestion. There is a downloadable trial version.

Does anyone have any experience of their own with this or another similar product?

Steve

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#45549 - 04/27/12 06:02 PM Re: ACCPAC Plus under 64bit systems [Re: Steve Schwartz]
MMA
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On a Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit machine (Pentium i5), I have installed Windows XP Pro on a virtual machine with Oracle VirtualBox (free at http://www.virtualbox.org) and ACCPAC Plus is running great under that. You can see if your processor supports virtualization at http://www.grc.com/securable.htm

VirtualBox should be able to run FreeDOS or DOSBox as well (http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/freedos/index.php?title=VirtualBox) but I think these don't support share.exe which Plus needs to run in a DOS environment.

Probably the good news would be if they moved into the 21st century and upgraded to a Windows accounting system.


Edited by MMA (04/27/12 06:07 PM)
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#51327 - 05/19/15 04:27 PM Re: ACCPAC Plus under 64bit systems [Re: Steve Schwartz]
FARMERS
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When minimizing from full screen does the client ever lose the accpac screen??
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