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 V126.96.36.1990, so I uninstalled and went back to my prior release of V188.8.131.527.
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.
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
malmberg December 17 2016 I do not know what the status of the last known business that was handling the Digital PDP-11 os software.
malmberg December 17 2016 There is a special license for hobbyist to run some Digital's OSs on SimH/PDP-11 only.
Real hardware technically needs a new license.
bamchchnz December 14 2016 Hello, this is my first post to this news group. I have installed openVMS on Alpha and a small VAX. However a friend has just given me a microPDP11/73 which is running RT-11. However I'd like t
abrsvc October 21 2016 The license process takes a few days. I believe that it is processed in India so there are time zonesinvolved too.
bnovak October 18 2016 Is hobbyst license program still active? I have request license, today, when have to expect answer?
malmberg August 17 2016 The hobbyist license does not restrict you to a version of VMS for non-commercial use. For commercial use, HPE has programs for pre-sale testing of products.
VMS 8.4 is the current release.
user August 11 2016 Can I get license for OpenVMS 8.3 for testing TCP/IP services?