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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | FreeAXP
Author Windows 10 - won't complete install anymore
pampreen_d
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Posted on January 18 2016 14:51
I decided to install the latest version last week, just after some Microsoft updates came out and I installed them on a Windows 10 machine.

The installer will not complete now. I assumed it was something in V2.6.1.560, so I uninstalled and went back to my prior release of V2.4.4.537.

That failed the same way. Here is what I see: The installer begins, all prompts are answered (Next, Next, Install) then it says "An external action failed. The installation will be cancelled". All I can click is OK. Then I see: "The installation of FreeAXP Virtual Alpha has been cancelled. To install it, you should run FreeAXP64 Installer again" Of course I did that several times.

Here is what is funny. If I don't click "Finish" on the installed, I can actually run it no problem. In fact I have had one of my systems running for several days.

Anyone else seen this??

Dave
Author RE: Windows 10 - won't complete install anymore
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on January 19 2016 02:08
Is this 32-bit or 64-bit Windows 10?
Author RE: Windows 10 - won't complete install anymore
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on January 19 2016 02:52
I have confirmed the problem on Windows 10 64-bit.
Author RE: Windows 10 - won't complete install anymore
pampreen_d
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Posted on January 20 2016 14:48
Good to hear. If there is anything I can try, let me know.
Author RE: Windows 10 - won't complete install anymore
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on January 21 2016 04:36
We've placed a Windows 10 beta kit on the web site. You can access it via the Freeaxp.com web page. This kit will only run under Windows 10 64-bit. There is a bug in the Windows 10 32-bit NDIS driver.
Author RE: Windows 10 - won't complete install anymore
pampreen_d
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Posted on January 21 2016 07:37
That appears to have fixed the install problem. Thanks!
Author RE: I had the same problem, but not fixed byt the beta
RoMo17
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Posted on March 05 2016 05:56
I have also Windows 10. But in my case the latest installer did not fix the problem.

I guess that the problem to install the NIC-module when installing FreeAxp could be that I have virtual NIC:s for Virtual Box and Juniper, as well as the physical one. Could it?

I tried to install from: freeaxpsetup_598a.exe

I can install if I uncheck the network module when installing.
http://hem.passagen.se/romo17
Author RE: Windows 10 - won't complete install anymore
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on March 06 2016 03:27
From the FreeAXP Release Notes:

5.1 WINDOWS 8 AND WINDOWS 10 32-BIT SUPPORT

FreeAXP does not currently run under the 32-bit edition of Windows 8 or 10. The 32-bit NDIS driver is broken under these operating systems. Microsoft has the problem noted for repair without a committed repair date.


Upgrade to a 64-bit version of Windows, you'll get better performance.
Edited by Bruce Claremont on March 06 2016 03:29
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