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1998\07\23@060328 by Richard G. Thomas

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We are currently using a couple of programs which use dongles running
under DOS or Win3.1 and I was wondering what the position is with windows
NT. Would this software work? or in general can software access dongles
in NT?

It will probably be another couple of years before we go over to NT as our
normal operating system _ hopefully Microchip will fully support NT by
then, but then again :-(


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1998\07\23@065523 by Francisco Rodriguez

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Avoid installing NT with old software. Accesing parallel port is completely diff
erent,
and if you do not have the proper device drivers, you're stuck with "old" OS (DO
S, Win31).

Talking from experience with Altera's MAX-PLUSII and a damned dongle that refuse
d to work on NT
(fine on Win31, however).

Best regards

                                       Paco
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Asunto: Dongles and NT?

We are currently using a couple of programs which use dongles running
under DOS or Win3.1 and I was wondering what the position is with windows
NT. Would this software work? or in general can software access dongles
in NT?

It will probably be another couple of years before we go over to NT as our
normal operating system _ hopefully Microchip will fully support NT by
then, but then again :-(


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1998\07\23@072508 by Pavel Korensky

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At 11:01 23.7.1998 +0100, you wrote:
>We are currently using a couple of programs which use dongles running
>under DOS or Win3.1 and I was wondering what the position is with windows
>NT. Would this software work? or in general can software access dongles
>in NT?
>

It can. There are special drivers for this purpose. Check the Sentinel web
page for this. But I am not sure, if this solution works for all dongles.
Maybe the better solution is to grab the patch from Net and dongles are no
more necessary.

Best regards

PavelK

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1998\07\23@100023 by Dennis Merrill

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At 11:01 AM 7/23/98 +0100, you wrote:
>We are currently using a couple of programs which use dongles running
>under DOS or Win3.1 and I was wondering what the position is with windows
>NT. Would this software work? or in general can software access dongles
>in NT?
>
>It will probably be another couple of years before we go over to NT as our
>normal operating system _ hopefully Microchip will fully support NT by
>then, but then again :-(

In order for software to talk to the lpt port (or any other resource for
that matter) under NT, there needs to be a kernel mode driver.  Ring-0
components do not have direct access to system resources. It is actually
better this way, but that means all of the sloppy programming from the Win3
days probably won't work.  If your software runs from a DOS box, there may
be some hope however.


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1998\07\23@191720 by paulb

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Richard G. Thomas wrote:

> We are currently using a couple of programs which use dongles running
> under DOS or Win3.1 and I was wondering what the position is with
> windows NT.  Would this software work?

 No way!

> or in general can software access dongles in NT?

 Yes, but only using DLLs which operate at kernel level.  The process
of "cracking" the dongle is now reduced to "cracking" the DLL, which
should be much easier.

> It will probably be another couple of years before we go over to NT as
> our normal operating system _ hopefully Microchip will fully support
> NT by then, but then again :-(

 Hoooo-Weeee!  I won't buy into *that* one!

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 Cheers,
       Paul B.

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