[ RadSafe ] Backwards compatability for radiological software run on newer Windows

Ed Waller ed.waller at xplornet.com
Mon Oct 6 18:06:14 CDT 2014


I can't say about Windows 8.1, but most of my older codes run under Windows
7, although sometimes you need to run compatibility mode or perform a few
config tweaks or run from a DOS prompt.  Sometimes there are issues between
32 and 64 bit OS. 32 is safer.

Microshield and RESRAD run for sure...and I am pretty sure CAPP-88 should be
OK.  It is hit and miss....sometimes I have had very old codes still run
(except for print functions), and slightly newer (yet still old) codes fail.
I swear some of them had "best before dates" built in. 

Best of luck!

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu
[mailto:radsafe-bounces at health.phys.iit.edu] On Behalf Of Scott Davidson
Sent: Monday, October 06, 2014 9:47 AM
To: The International Radiation Protection (Health Physics) Mailing List
Subject: [ RadSafe ] Backwards compatability for radiological software run
on newer Windows

Group, what experience is there for "backwards" compatability for "old" rad
software like CAP88-PC, Microshield, RESRAD/RESRAD-Build and the newer
Windows operating systems.  I currentl run the above on an emulator running
Windows XP on a Macbook.  I am considering a Surface-3 tablet which is
running Windows 8.1 I think.

Thanks in advance,

Scott Davidson
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