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Windows 7: Version problem

23 May 2015   #1
doncole

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Version problem

I have a lot of programs that I wrote in the Euphoria programing language. They all work with my Windows 7 Premium desktop. I bought a new Windows 7 Professional laptop and a lot of the programs don't work. Mostly the DOS programs. Things like Xcopy don't work. I see that both Premium and Professional use DOS Version 6.1.7.7601. So I don't get it.

Thank you,
Don Cole


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23 May 2015   #2
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What does exactly means "don't work"? Error message? Crash?

A wild guess, you've stated that you have 64 bits Windows and trying to run DOS programs. All variants of 64 bits Windows have completely dropped compatibility for DOS, so they don't run at all, with a clear error message about that.
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23 May 2015   #3
doncole

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
don'twork

I the case xcopy it doesn't copy into the sub folders.
It is working in Windows Premium which is also 64 bit,
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23 May 2015   #4
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Xcopy is not a DOS program, it's a built-in Windows executable.
It's behavior has nothing to do with the version, it's has been working pretty much the same way since decades ago.
What error are you getting? Almost always failures are cleary stated in the command output, and the causes can be very diverse to guess.
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23 May 2015   #5
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by doncole View Post
I have a lot of programs that I wrote in the Euphoria programing language. They all work with my Windows 7 Premium desktop. I bought a new Windows 7 Professional laptop and a lot of the programs don't work. Mostly the DOS programs. Things like Xcopy don't work. I see that both Premium and Professional use DOS Version 6.1.7.7601. So I don't get it.

Thank you,
Don Cole
To me it seems the problem is more than DOS programs ...

Here is how you can post screen prints of the errors you see:
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23 May 2015   #6
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

There might be a permissions problem, are you using an elevated CMD prompt or tried robocopy? To see help in robocopy type robocopy /? then touch enter or return.

You might even want to try Powershell.


Related:
To see robocopy CMDs: http://ss64.com/nt/robocopy.html

Powershell CMDs: PowerShell commands | PowerShell | SS64.com
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27 May 2015   #7
doncole

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Xcopy is not a DOS program, it's a built-in Windows executable.
It's behavior has nothing to do with the version, it's has been working pretty much the same way since decades ago.
What error are you getting? Almost always failures are cleary stated in the command output, and the causes can be very diverse to guess.
I guess I'm not explaining problem properly or I don't know what I'm talking about. The Euphoria programing language has a command called system_exec. Here are docs for it:
Syntax: i1 = system_exec(st, i2)
Description: Try to run the command given by st. st must be a command to run
an executable program, possibly with some command-line arguments.
If the program can be run, i1 will be the exit code from the
program. If it is not possible to run the program, system_exec()
will return -1. i2 is a code that indicates what to do about the
graphics mode when system_exec() is finished. These codes are the
same as for system():
When i2 is 0, the previous graphics mode is restored and the
screen is cleared.
When i2 is 1, a beep sound will be made and the program will wait
for the user to press a key before the previous graphics mode is
restored.
When i2 is 2, the graphics mode is not restored and the screen is
not cleared.


If I go to the command line and type 'notepad' notepad opens normally. If I run the euphoRia program, a=system_exec{"notepad",2) notepad opens normally and a returns 0.
If I type, from the command line, "xcopy /y /h /r /k /s e:\euNFL15 "f:\back_up\" all the files get printed to the screen but they don't copy. Same thing if I run it as a euphoria program.
Actually the program uses system() not system_exec(). If I use system then nothing happens at all. All this is using Windows 7 Professional. If run on my Windows 7 Premie desktop, all my euphoria programs work normally.
So it seems that I have to do is change my laptop Window 7 Professional to Windows 7 Prename. I'm not sure how to do that.
Don Cole
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27 May 2015   #8
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

I believe your problem is a permission issue. I'm assuming the "E" and "F" drive are shared between the two systems? If so you need to adjust the permissions for both to be able to access it. I don't know for sure, I'm not there. But the issue is not because one is Professional and the other is Home Premium, that has nothing to do with it.
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