[NTLK] What are you using to sync to MSWndows?

Connor Becker northcott91 at gmx.com
Mon Feb 20 22:14:58 EST 2012

I copied the installed folder into a shared location on my server and then copied it over my network onto the Windows 7 machine.  Put the folder in Program Files, made a link to ncu.exe in my Start Menu, and voila!  Installed!  No guarantees for anyone with USB serial adapters (or anyone else for that matter) but it worked for me.

Dan's spot on; most Windows programs, especially older ones, don't rely on the registry as heavily as you might think.  Most are perfectly capable of starting up and recreating the entries they absolutely rely on.

Dan <dan at dbdigitalweb.com> wrote:

>Interesting I had not tried this either.  I thought the program was also
>16 bit...I never checked (talk about a duh moment).  As for the
>registry...yes and no.  Older programs often really didn't "need" a
>registry entry to function.  I believe the only registry entries for NCU
>is the location of the backups and other preferences.  Which are created
>the first time you change/save them anyway.  All the files should be
>under the NCU directory.
>I have been running Virtual PC with a Win98 in a virtual machine
>install.  NCU works very well there, I don't need slowdown and it works
>better than any connection I ever had before (ironically).  Back when I
>had windows 2000 (still miss that version...stable and not near as
>bloated) it worked well with NCU but still would disconnect on occasion
>even with slow down.  With the virtual PC method I haven't had such
>problems.  I only wish Virtual Box worked as well.
>On 2/20/2012 5:25 PM, Tony Kan wrote:
>> How do you transfer the installed application across to Win 7?  File-Copy
>> won't work as there must be registry entries and other settings to migrate
>> across too?!
>> Cheers
>> Tony
>> [snip]
>> You can't install NCU on Windows 7 because the installer is a Win16
>> application, but it installs the 32-bit version of NCU on Windows 95+.  
>> I installed NCU on my Windows Server 2003 machine and transferred the
>> installed files over to my Windows 7 x64 box; it runs fine on my Pentium
>> Dual Core 1.8 GHz over the built-in serial port without any slowdown.exe
>> hacks or anything.
>> [snip]
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