[texhax] PCTex 3.4 version or early on disks?
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Wed Nov 21 16:28:20 CET 2012
On 21/11/12 01:44, Sally Jones wrote:
> I still use the MSDOS versions of PCTex. I have it on several computers.
> However, I have a hard time getting it set up & working correctly when I
> have a system crash, etc.
> Of course my old floppies cannot be used to reload a system so I have to
> transfer from another computer & stuff gets messed up. Does anyone have
> the old PCTex Version 3.4 on disks or earlier? I have all the old
> floppies...can anyone convert them to disk & how much would it cost?
Gosh ... it's years since I addressed myself to MSDOS program
installation from floppies! Have you tried copying all the contents of
the floppies into one directory on disk, something like this
(insert disk 1)
xcopy a:\*.* c:\pctex /s /h /k /y
(Check the flags; you want to copy everything, including subdirectories,
and I've not done a DOS copy for a lonngggg time; and it's possible that
all the floppies have a file with the same name, which you want to
(eject disk 1, insert disk 2 and repeat the xcopy command for it and all
the other disks)
Then try running the install command from the directory
C:\install.bat (Or whatever it is)
I seem to remember that that would work for some DOS installation
routines. If it does then burn the contents of C:\pctex to a CD and you
should be able to make the install on any DOS PC.
Henry Law Manchester, England
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