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 Post subject: Xantrex STXR monitoring for Windows 7?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:14 pm GMT EthGMT 
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I'm upgrading the computer which monitors my STXR performance, and it looks like Fishbowl 1.3 has some sort of issue with Win 7. It runs, but grabs 98% of one of the CPU's resources (it's a dual core, so this doesn't lock up the PC entirely).

I tried some other compatibility modes (Win 98, Win 95) in Windows 7, but this causes issues with the virtual com port software I'm using to talk to the STXR (through a B&B Electronics RS-232 over Ethernet server, and yes it's isolated).

Is there a work-around this compatibility problem, or some other software (GT, etc.) which will talk with the STXR?

thanks,

john


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 Post subject: Re: Xantrex STXR monitoring for Windows 7?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:07 pm GMT EthGMT 
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Holly cow you have both a working STXR and Fishbowl ... must be the only one :shock:

I would suggest you use VMware and load XP into a virtual machine and run FishBowl in that, VMware work station is free I believe, I use it all the time to run older software


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 Post subject: Re: Xantrex STXR monitoring for Windows 7?
PostPosted: Mon Jan 17, 2011 10:45 pm GMT EthGMT 
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The problem is that I'm running the software on a Dell mini with the Atom processor, because the PC only draws 5 watts of power. I doubt it has the horsepower to run VMware....

jb


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