[NTLK] Newton 1.x - Serial Connection to Windoze XP

Dan dan at dbdigitalweb.com
Fri Jul 20 11:46:52 EDT 2012

Well I am not sure what version everyone else is talking about but I use
the Microsoft version....not the current but a generation older, I
forget the number.  Anyway that works well with windows 98.  HOWEVER
make sure you are not doing anything else on your machine at the time.
I tend to have blue screens if I try to do other tasks while say backing
up my MP2100 using Newton Connection Utilities.

Someone recently mentioned that you can take the NCU folder and just run
that without emulation not bothering with the installer. I haven't tried
it but it might be worth a try for NCK?  Of course if you have a driver
issue the emulation might be required.


On 7/20/2012 10:24 AM, William Maloney wrote:
> Hey, VirtualPC! Used to have that on my old Macintosh. Buggy but opened my
> eyes to the whole world of emulation. Are we talking the older Connectix
> version or the later Microsoft version for the PC?
> On Thu, Jul 12, 2012 at 3:20 PM, Matej Horvat <redjazz_slo at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> One solution I thought up was connecting possibly via DOSbox
>>> running
>>> Windows XP. Not sure if the program is compatible with the
>>> serial port
>>> though, but it is worth a shot. How do you guys do it?
>> I use Windows 98 running inside Virtual PC. Older versions will work too,
>> but at least with 98 you can use the shared folders feature to easily
>> import and export data. If you set it up to store the workfile (the file
>> that contains all the data from the Newton) in a shared folder, you can
>> access the data from XP without starting up 98, but you can't synchronize
>> (though it likes to crash a lot under XP, and it's a very buggy program
>> otherwise).
>> Matej Horvat

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