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Author Topic: Hostmaster Software  (Read 3282 times)
EI5IF
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« on: November 25, 2010, 07:15:34 AM »

I'm currently trying to get my Kam Plus running again on data modes,I have a backup copy of Hostmaster on an old floppy disc,however I am unable to get it to install/run on my Windows XP machine,I tried copying the files from the floppy drive (A) to my C drive,but it still wont install,the icons dont look right either,I dont think Hostmaster is still available to buy either,any help appreciated,

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SV1ACW
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2010, 04:13:36 AM »

Hi Pat,

I am currently using hostmaster II plus ver 3.11 on a win 7 operating system.

The case is that Win 7 as well as mainly Win XP are installed on an NTFS file system.

The hostmaster needs to be installed on a fat 32 file system.

I like the hostmaster program offering two port communications (HF, VHF) so I spent a lot of time trying to load it on an NTFS file system and finally did that.

Here are the steps to follow in the control panel of win 7, accordingly to some notes I recorded.
Similar must be in XP:

Control panel-system and security-administrative tools-create and format hard disk partitions.
On an unused part of your hard disk, (you need a special program to free some disk space in case you have used all your disk in your system).
- select New Simple Volume
- select capacity (I use 50 Gb, occupied are only 36 Mb at the moment)
- Mount in the following empty NTFS folder, create folder (I named mine fat_32)
- format select exFAT

You may view then the fat_32 volume as a simple directory in your hard disk.

Then you install the hostmaster from your diskette  in this directory, you create a shortcut from the hm2plus.exe to your desktop and you are done.

In this volume you may install programs written in dos, win95, and win 98 period.

I hope the above instructions to be enough and have your program running.

I am also looking for a later version of hostmaster.

many 73s

Panos, SV1ACW
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W4PC
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2010, 06:55:46 PM »

The version of Hostmaster you have is the latest.  He is no longer developing software.  When you get to 64 bit Windows, dos programs will not run under it in native mode.

Digital Desktop is the 32 bit replacement, when runs under 32 and 64 bit Windows.

http://www.w4pcsoftware.com

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EI5IF
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2010, 03:54:34 AM »

Thanks for the replys guys,

73's

Pat EI5IF
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SV1ACW
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« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2010, 06:34:58 PM »

Hi w4pc,

I had a look to CSS software for Kam.
It looks like very promising requiring kam version 7 and later, but unfortunately mine is version 6.
Tks for the info, I will keep it in my mind.

73s
Panos, sv1acw
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