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Forms 6i in Windows 10 Not Responding [message #684579] Thu, 01 July 2021 07:06 Go to next message
chat2raj.s
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Dear Member,

I have a new Windows 10 laptop where the Forms 6i was working fine until I did Forms 10g installation after which the forms builder 6i doesn't open and shows as Not responding while 10g version is working fine.

Has anyone have a solution for this issue.

Thanks
Raj
Re: Forms 6i in Windows 10 Not Responding [message #684584 is a reply to message #684579] Thu, 01 July 2021 12:16 Go to previous messageGo to next message
John Watson
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Others may be able to give you better advice, but my own experience with the products you are trying to use suggests that it will be very VERY difficult.

Forms 6i is over 20 years old, it was not designed to work with 64bit operating systems, it does not use the Windows 10 registry properly. Forms 10g is also pretty ancient. You are going to have numerous issues with 32 bit and 64 bit interoperability. Also issues with registry variable settings that will work for one product but break the other, which is probably why installing 10g broke 6i.

So what to do? Well, speaking as a scientist I do not believe in luck. But if you really want to get both products working on one modern PC, I think luck is what you will need. Surely you can avoid the need to do this?

[Updated on: Thu, 01 July 2021 12:22]

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Re: Forms 6i in Windows 10 Not Responding [message #684585 is a reply to message #684584] Thu, 01 July 2021 14:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Littlefoot
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John said it all.

I'll just add that - if you want (have to?) use Forms 6i to install virtual machine (such as Oracle's VirtualBox), put MS Windows XP onto it and then
  • clone that virtual machine (so that you'd have two of them)
  • install Forms 6i and nothing else onto the first one
  • install Forms 10g onto another
and use each of them separately.
Re: Forms 6i in Windows 10 Not Responding [message #684595 is a reply to message #684585] Sun, 04 July 2021 07:03 Go to previous message
chat2raj.s
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As you said the luck favored me in my other laptop with same combinations but not in the new laptop. Let me try to figure it out or take other options as per your suggestion.
Thank you.
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