Home · Articles · Downloads · Hobby Wear · Forums · Web Links · News CategoriesWednesday, May 29, 2024
Hobby Wear
Web Links
News Categories
Contact Us
Photo Gallery
OpenVMS Bigot
Users Online
Guests Online: 14
No Members Online

Registered Members: 7,708
Newest Member: nifseg
Island Computer
View Thread
OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Alpha Systems Forums | FreeAXP
Author FreeAXP won't start under Windows 10 (fixed)

Posts: 1
Joined: 02.06.19
Posted on June 02 2019 09:17
I downloaded FreeAXP onto my Windows 10 (x64 Home) laptop (i3-8130 2 cores, 12 Gismiley, and all seemed well. I configured the virtual Alpha and started the emulator - both PuTTY windows popped up with the FreeAXP banner but the console one didn't have the POST messages, nor of course the >>> (dead sergeant) prompt. I tried running the Virtual Alpha Configuration Utility "as Administrator" but that didn't help. More or less on a whim, I tried "Troubleshoot compatibility" for it. It chugged away for a long time, as such things do, then eventually offered to set a Windows 8 compatibility attribute. I agreed, and now the emulator is working great.

I was able to load OpenVMS 7.1-1H1 and am running that now. My next task is to get DECwindows to work so I can read Bookreader documents. And eventually to disable the Idle loop (I don't have SYS$IDLE_REMOVE.COM - must have been in VMS versions later than 7.1-1).

Huge shout-out and thank you! to the authors of FreeAXP for their generosity in making this product available to us all, and of course to DEC (and its several successors) for the Hobbyist program.
Author RE: FreeAXP won't start under Windows 10 (fixed)
Bruce Claremont

Posts: 623
Joined: 07.01.10
Posted on June 05 2019 06:08
I am glad you got FreeAXP up and running. Thanks for the shout out.

I run FreeAXP on Windows 10 Home Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.765). I do not need to use compatibility mode. If you have a chance, run winver from the cmd prompt and post the Windows version and build you are using..
Jump to Forum:


Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Member Poll
Are you going to OpenVMS Boot Camp 2016?



You must login to vote.
You must login to post a message.

August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

Shoutbox Archive