Win95b problems



  • Hi,

    Installed PA 9.11 on a Win95b computer and received the following error messages:

    1. The POWERARC.EXE file is linked to missing export SHELL32.DLL:ShellExecuteExw

    2. Powerarc.exe - a device attached to the system is not functioning.

    Now, knowing the problems (fun ?? ) I have had in the past with Win95b, that errir msg is famailiar, and from memory, basically means I need to update SHELL32.DLL, however I do know that I have all the latest patches, etc, installed for Win95b, and I also have IE 5.50, so the msg on this site about Win95 and IE is not applicable (i.e. I’m on a later version of IE anyway).

    I did email PA technical support, but I guess they are asleep. 😃

    Also, will PA 9.11 include files beginning with a period, I find it annoying that vers 6.11 will not include these files, as they are needed on websites (yes 6.11 is free, so I get what I pay for , but now I’m considering buying PA 9.11).

    Thanks,

    Peter



  • I could be wrong, but I don’t think they support 95 anymore.



  • Hi,

    @amh209:

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think they support 95 anymore.

    I don’t know, but from here - http://www.powerarchiver.com/download/ , right down the botom, it implies Win95 is okay.

    Although the logo on the right hand side at ‘features’ link ( http://www.powerarchiver.com/features/ ) doesn’t state Win95, a lot of software companies all “officially” dropped Win95 support as soon as M$ did, but their products will still run okay under Win95.

    Thanks,

    Peter



  • @peterr:

    Also, will PA 9.11 include files beginning with a period, I find it annoying that vers 6.11 will not include these files, as they are needed on websites.

    Well, as this is not a valid Windows filename/foldername format - I doubt it.


  • conexware

    Since somewhere in 9.xx release, PA does not support Win95 anymore - it is due to the new explorer view that we are using.

    regards,



  • Hi,

    @TBGBe:

    Well, as this is not a valid Windows filename/foldername format - I doubt it.

    Well, I have no problems creating filenames beginning with a period on Windooze. As a lot of the compressed files I work with are for websites, filenames beginning with a period are very common.

    DOS can ‘see’ them, so can Windows, so I see no logical reason why PA cannot include them in an archive. I understand PA is written in Delphi; Delphi itself has no such limitations, it can read files beginning with a period.

    (I can even do it in Clipper).

    Peter



  • Hi,

    @spwolf:

    Since somewhere in 9.xx release, PA does not support Win95 anymore - it is due to the new explorer view that we are using.

    regards,

    So, is there a “9.xx - 1” release that I can download/trial please ?

    Thanks,

    Peter


  • conexware

    Actually, PA works fine with files starting with an dot :-).

    I am not sure what is the last version that supported Win95, I would have to check and I really dont reccomend buying PA because of an older version even if you like it - makes no sense. I will see if we can do anything at all for 9.5 to make it work with Win95 but I doubt it.

    thanks,



  • Hi,

    Good to hear the news on PA being able to handle files with a dot/period, as vers 6.11.0 which I have used for sometime now, misses them, and also runs out of memory if the file is too big (some are 30 to 50Mb compressed). Anyway, you get what you pay for, and 6.11 has been good really.

    I’m looking at PA 9.2 because when I looked at another (very well known) compression tool, I was amazed it didn’t compress files to TAR or Gunzip formats, which is what is needed on the websites I work on.

    @spwolf:

    I am not sure what is the last version that supported Win95, I would have to check and I really dont reccomend buying PA because of an older version even if you like it - makes no sense. I will see if we can do anything at all for 9.5 to make it work with Win95 but I doubt it.

    I’m making enquiries about upgrading my OS, it is 10 years old, so I guess it’s time to upgrade. 😃

    However, thanks for considering Win95 users in vers 9.5, but I think it may be a backwards step, if it , in some way, hinders the functionality for (more modern) OS’s.

    Thanks,

    Peter


  • conexware

    Well, if you are to upgrade to newer OS, then PA is definetly for you :-).
    It is all about progress, that you can see, feel and maybe even smell, so yes you will be able to experience the difference. Newer versions are more stable, faster and even use less memory - we have tried hard to keep in touch with the basics, even while adding new features…

    Hopefully you will like it.

    thanks,



  • Hi,

    I just had the same problem.

    To upgrade shell32.dll you have to install IE 4.01 SP2 using standard installation.
    Installation of IE 5 or any other doesn’t contain upgrade of this file.

    best regards,
    Liuk


  • conexware

    @Liuk:

    Hi,

    I just had the same problem.

    To upgrade shell32.dll you have to install IE 4.01 SP2 using standard installation.
    Installation of IE 5 or any other doesn’t contain upgrade of this file.

    best regards,
    Liuk

    nice find - and everything works properly afterwards?

    thanks


 

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