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'MPLAB on old laptop'
2007\03\21@211327 by Harry Pfeifer

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I have been working on my home computer, developing projects which use PIC microcontrollers. The completed projects have been installed at a location remote from my home, and a need has arisen to be able reprogram these devices in-situ from time to time with an upgraded program. I have an old (1997 era) laptop computer with a 200 Mhz Pentium and Windows 98, and hope to load MPLAB onto it, but am concerned as to its suitability having regard to its small memory size by modern standards and some of its 1.3 GBhard disk capacity is already taken up with other programs.  I realise that it will run much slower, but I don't have a problem with that

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1  Has anyone had experience with using the current version of MPLAB  on a  computer of that era? How successful is it

2  Is there an earlier version  of MPLAB still available which may be more suitable, and if so how can it be obtained?

3 I understand that Microchip has a website forum which may be a more appropriate place to post  my question. How do I access it?

2007\03\21@222120 by Bob Axtell

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Harry Pfeifer wrote:
> I have been working on my home computer, developing projects which use PIC microcontrollers. The completed projects have been installed at a location remote from my home, and a need has arisen to be able reprogram these devices in-situ from time to time with an upgraded program. I have an old (1997 era) laptop computer with a 200 Mhz Pentium and Windows 98, and hope to load MPLAB onto it, but am concerned as to its suitability having regard to its small memory size by modern standards and some of its 1.3 GBhard disk capacity is already taken up with other programs.  I realise that it will run much slower, but I don't have a problem with that
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> Questions
> 1  Has anyone had experience with using the current version of MPLAB  on a  computer of that era? How successful is it
>  
Later MPLAB versions balk at Win98. Why not simply upgrade by
PROGRAMMING the devices using Kitsrus' MicroPro and one of their
programmers. I KNOW it works on
Win98.
> 2  Is there an earlier version  of MPLAB still available which may be more suitable, and if so how can it be obtained?
>  

I doubt it.
> 3 I understand that Microchip has a website forum which may be a more appropriate place to post  my question. How do I access it?
>  
I think that Wouter's programmer using Python works on Win98. Very
inexpensive fix. Wouter is on the PIClist.

--Bob

2007\03\21@222857 by peter green

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http://www.microchip.com/stellent/idcplg?IdcService=SS_GET_PAGE&nodeId=1406&dDocName=en023073

there are some older versions there, i belive there may be some compatibility issues with different versions of C18 though.



2007\03\21@232433 by Michael Rigby-Jones

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Not at all, I tried to run 7.22 on my Sony Vaio picturebook with simmilar specs to your laptop and it wouldn't run.

>2  Is there an earlier version  of MPLAB still available which
>may be more suitable, and if so how can it be obtained?
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The link in Peters post shows the archive.  I think most of the 6.x releases worked ok with 98.

>3 I understand that Microchip has a website forum which may be
>a more appropriate place to post  my question. How do I access it?

http://forum.microchip.com/

Regards

Mike

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2007\03\22@154225 by Mark Rages

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On 3/21/07, Harry Pfeifer <hpfeiferspamspam_OUTdcsi.net.au> wrote:
> I have been working on my home computer, developing projects which use PIC microcontrollers. The completed projects have been installed at a location remote from my home, and a need has arisen to be able reprogram these devices in-situ from time to time with an upgraded program. I have an old (1997 era) laptop computer with a 200 Mhz Pentium and Windows 98, and hope to load MPLAB onto it, but am concerned as to its suitability having regard to its small memory size by modern standards and some of its 1.3 GBhard disk capacity is already taken up with other programs.  I realise that it will run much slower, but I don't have a problem with that
>

Depending on what kind of programmer support is needed, you might
consider Pikdev and a stripped-down Linux distribution.

Regards,
Mark
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2007\03\22@173115 by Barry Gershenfeld

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>I have an old (1997 era) laptop computer with a 200 Mhz Pentium and
>Windows 98, and hope to load MPLAB onto it, but am concerned as to its
>suitability having regard to its small memory size by modern standards and
>some of its 1.3 GBhard disk capacity is already taken up with other
>programs.  I realise that it will run much slower, but I don't have a
>problem with that

There are a lot of choices that will affect the outcome, so you'll probably
just have to try it.

I see about 65 MB being used by the current installation here (7.42) but
this will depend on which parts you choose to install.  If it fits, then it
fits.

My "experience" is with a Dell 333 MHz with 128 MB of RAM, and Win98.  The
hardware is adequate to the task; the problem is that (1) MPLAB wants you
to upgrade MS Internet Explorer (so that the help files will work) or it
will not install; (2) They will not support the original Windows 98.  The
SE version is apparently OK.  You get off with a warning, meaning the
program still runs, but every time something doesn't work you have to
wonder if it's your fault.

Another choice: The programmer you will use.   I use the ICD2, which is a
good way to program the chips.  I personally think that MPLAB is overkill
for the privilege of programming a part (a command line utility would be so
much handier) but that's how it is done.

When I bought my ICD2 I went around installing MPLAB on everything and
trying it.  I don't recall if the laptop install actually worked. If
knowing yes or no would help you, I can try it.

The Microchip forum is a link off the main Microchip site.  I don't know
what kind of reception you'll get with old hardware, but it may be worth a
try.  You'll see some familiar names there anyway.

Barry


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