||Re: dBASE Plus 2.8
Dennis Hoover <email@example.com>
||Thu, 18 May 2023 20:04:20 -0400
Thanks Andy, I will keep this in mind. I am trying some aggressive tools to help compare registries, watch execution, etc.
Andy Taylor Wrote:
> On 18/05/2023 16:40, Andy Taylor wrote:
> > Hi Dennis,
> > I see that others have given you good advice on installing the version
> > of the runtime that you will need.
> > As Mervyn notes, if you have no source code then you will need to
> > start again from scratch. What I have done for a number of clients is
> > to rescue old applications written in previous versions of dBASE with
> > a limited rewrite for those portions of the code that was missing.
> > The benefit with me doing this is that you get a copy of the source
> > code for every version that I produce. You then get software that:
> > a) you are not reliant on me to rewrite/maintain.
> > b) is future proofed for windows and and any future dBASE changes.
> > Good luck on your exe search and if you need to bite the bullet please
> > come back to me. I have lots of references I can give from happy
> > retained clients.
> > Regards,
> > Andy
> >> This is a shot in the dark and I am desperately hoping a guru can
> >> assist me.
> >> I have a very old custom developed dBASE Plus 2.8 application running
> >> on Windows 7.
> >> The original author passed away 4 years ago and I am trying to get
> >> the program running on new computers. I do not have any source
> >> data. I do some installation files but have some questions (and
> >> problems).
> >> Does the PLUSRUN.exe runtime only installation need a license key? If
> >> so, I may be in trouble. Even though the author had a valid license,
> >> I don't have it.
> >> When the custom .exe file launches it appears to start and I can see
> >> the main menu form, however, a dialog box pops up telling me I don't
> >> have a license to run the program.
> >> I have spent hours trying to find out what this program is looking
> >> for. I have tried comparing registries, tables, files, etc. Used
> >> Procmon to monitor processes but just can't figure out what it
> >> needs. I am just thinking that maybe I need to install the runtime
> >> with a license or something.
> >> Any ideas are GREATLY appreciated and thank you for your efforts.