|Well I agree with you, and I am currently using the program threw VMware running a copy of 98se, but what I do mostly requires I use WinXP and I use this program enough that waiting for the virtual machine to load and boot up then run the program, is not only annoying, but actually takes enough time that it cost me productivity, and yes I know I can hibernate 98se to shorten the startup time but 98se is not stable enough to keep the accuracy within specs within the program so I need to reboot the 98se to keep the program running accurately. As for the printing I have seen it listed in the help file and when I tried to do what the help file said to get the printer to work the problem I have is you still need to run the driver in the guest machine to print to the host machines printer and that printer company refuses to support any windows earlier than XP, so there is no driver for 98se to go to the printer on the host. Now if there was a way to send the print information in a form that VMware can then run the driver made for the host computer to do the printing but as I see it in the help file it doesn't work that way in VMware.|
Regardless, I can use the program and do what I need it to do, but it would be soooooo much more convenient to be able to run the program right in XP for any reason but mostly the time it takes to load and run in VMware, not to mention that the VMware takes about five meg of space where the program alone only uses eight thousand bytes and yes space is not really as critical today but it all comes down to principals, mostly getting the program to work in XP for far less than the $900.00 the software company squeezes out of their clients that also have to switch to XP for other reasons.
To me, I would love to contact the company and tell them the lost out on their $900 bucks simply because it could have been done for so much less and to charge that much to only keep their software secure from copying without giving some other improvements is in my book, simply theft, not business. I compare this extortion to a company charging anyone a few hundred dollars to show them a commercial that sells their product, if you decide to buy it or not your still out the few hundred bucks to see the commercial. Okay, call me spiteful, but it sprouted from the arrogance of the software company actually telling their customers that the upgrade price was simply to cover their cost to keep their software protected from piracy, one reason I had my friend make a way to use it without the stupid dongle plugged into the computer.
Well thanks for your advice, but I would still like to see if I could get it to work in XP without paying the company $900 to simply keep anyone from stealing their program. Personally I believe the program could have sold for two or three hundred if they didn't put so much work into attempting to keep it from being pirated. Even the OS giant MicroSoft is now in major decline and is destined to fail, simply because of the security they placed into their OS's to keep it secure from theft when they would have the clients if they offered their OS cheap enough that everyone could afford to buy it.
So unless there is a way to print to a printer from within a VMware running a OS that the printer company does not have a driver for, then I am interested of if there is a way to get this program to work in XP. then leave your ideas but I am currently running it inside VMware and it works that way, but if VMware can get it to work in xp within their vertual machine then there must be a way to do it with something more simple because the only reason it don't work on XP is that it cannot find the security device when I run it on XP if it wasn't for that, the program would work on XP..