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Paul Clover

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  Posted: Jan 25, 2016 5:09 PM
Does anybody know if upgrading to Windows 10 (from Win 7) will screw up a working install of Delphi XE2? I know it's an older version but some of the components I use haven't kept up with Delphi, even though I have. I have a current maintenance account and use DX Seattle for iOS development but I still code for VCL in XE2.

I posted this same question in the new forums to see if I get any response on the "new" side.

Tim Clover
Christopher Burke

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  Posted: Jan 25, 2016 5:41 PM   in response to: Paul Clover in response to: Paul Clover
Paul Clover wrote:

Does anybody know if upgrading to Windows 10 (from Win 7) will screw
up a working install of Delphi XE2? I know it's an older version but
some of the components I use haven't kept up with Delphi, even though
I have. I have a current maintenance account and use DX Seattle for
iOS development but I still code for VCL in XE2.

I'd say yes, but then again I upgraded to 8.1 first, then 10.

The questions I'd ask are:
1. Do you have any reason to?
2. Do you depend on this computer to earn a living -if so, then if it
aint broke etc.
Paul Clover

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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 2:54 PM   in response to: Christopher Burke in response to: Christopher Burke
Christopher Burke wrote:
Paul Clover wrote:

Does anybody know if upgrading to Windows 10 (from Win 7) will screw
up a working install of Delphi XE2? I know it's an older version but
some of the components I use haven't kept up with Delphi, even though
I have. I have a current maintenance account and use DX Seattle for
iOS development but I still code for VCL in XE2.

I'd say yes, but then again I upgraded to 8.1 first, then 10.

The questions I'd ask are:
1. Do you have any reason to?
2. Do you depend on this computer to earn a living -if so, then if it
aint broke etc.

Thanks for your response.
It ain't broke but I worry that Win7 will be unsupported at some point and that I may be missing out on some of the day to day issues my users may be experiencing. I guess I should just leave it be. I maintain a Windows 10 machine for testing in my office (cheapie laptop/tablet combo). Good advice. Thank you.

Tim Clover

PS: Lots of activity on the "old side" of the embarcadero forums and not much on the new side
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Re: Delphi XE2 and upgrade to Windows 10 - Should I?  
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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 5:02 PM   in response to: Paul Clover in response to: Paul Clover
Paul,

| It ain't broke but I worry that Win7 will be unsupported at some point

If it helps, MS will be supporting it until 2020.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle?C2=14019

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Markus Humm

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  Posted: Jan 27, 2016 9:42 AM   in response to: Paul Clover in response to: Paul Clover
Am 26.01.2016 um 23:54 schrieb Paul Clover:


PS: Lots of activity on the "old side" of the embarcadero forums and not much on the new side

Because the old side is more performant (at least last time I checked
the new one a few months ago) and supports NNTP access via newsreader as
well as threaded display of posts.

Greetings

Markus
Van Swofford

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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 12:27 AM   in response to: Paul Clover in response to: Paul Clover
Paul Clover wrote:

Does anybody know if upgrading to Windows 10 (from Win 7) will screw
up a working install of Delphi XE2? I know it's an older version but
some of the components I use haven't kept up with Delphi, even though
I have. I have a current maintenance account and use DX Seattle for
iOS development but I still code for VCL in XE2.

I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 a couple months ago. I'm not using XE2
specifically, but I maintain an old project with Delphi 7, and do new
work with the latest version of Delphi, I think it was XE8 at the time
I upgraded Windows. No real issues with either one. I had a minor
issue with Delphi 7 not recognizing drives that had been created using
the old DOS SUBST command, but I was able to work around that. Other
than that 1 minor issue, I haven't had any problems with either Delphi
7 or XE8, or 10 Seattle that I've installed since then.

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Kurt Searvogel

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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 7:53 AM   in response to: Van Swofford in response to: Van Swofford
I had a minor
issue with Delphi 7 not recognizing drives that had been created using
the old DOS SUBST command, but I was able to work around that.

Can I ask how - I have issue not finding drive letters for network

Thanks
Kurt
Van Swofford

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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 9:12 AM   in response to: Kurt Searvogel in response to: Kurt Searvogel
Kurt Searvogel wrote:

I had a minor
issue with Delphi 7 not recognizing drives that had been created
using the old DOS SUBST command, but I was able to work around that.

Can I ask how - I have issue not finding drive letters for network

Thanks
Kurt

From an earlier thread (Flintstones don't play well with the Jetsons)
on 10/2/2015, in a message from Asbjørn Heid:


FWIW, I use the following instead of subst, saves you from running the
subst command during logon and happens earlier during logon process
IIRC:

In "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session
Manager\DOS Devices" add a new string value, say "P:", with value
"\??\C:\Prog\" (both without the quotes of course).

This will map "C:\Prog" directory to drive P.


The one issue that created was that the directory that the new drive
letter pointed to was in my OneDrive directory, and that kind of hosed
up OneDrive. I'm temporarily using this until I get the OneDrive
directory moved onto my Mac and a new VM set up using Win 7 for Delphi
7, and can go back to using SUBST to solve the OneDrive issue. As long
as OneDrive isn't involved, I suspect it will work without any problems.

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Van

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Paul Clover

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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 3:01 PM   in response to: Van Swofford in response to: Van Swofford
Van Swofford wrote:
Paul Clover wrote:

Does anybody know if upgrading to Windows 10 (from Win 7) will screw
up a working install of Delphi XE2? I know it's an older version but
some of the components I use haven't kept up with Delphi, even though
I have. I have a current maintenance account and use DX Seattle for
iOS development but I still code for VCL in XE2.

I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 a couple months ago. I'm not using XE2
specifically, but I maintain an old project with Delphi 7, and do new
work with the latest version of Delphi, I think it was XE8 at the time
I upgraded Windows. No real issues with either one. I had a minor
issue with Delphi 7 not recognizing drives that had been created using
the old DOS SUBST command, but I was able to work around that. Other
than that 1 minor issue, I haven't had any problems with either Delphi
7 or XE8, or 10 Seattle that I've installed since then.

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Cheers,
Van

"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad
judgment." - Will Rogers

That is useful information, thank you for your response. I love your Will Rogers quote, ain't that the truth!

Tim Clover
Van Swofford

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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 9:00 AM   in response to: Paul Clover in response to: Paul Clover
Paul Clover wrote:

Does anybody know if upgrading to Windows 10 (from Win 7) will screw
up a working install of Delphi XE2? I know it's an older version but
some of the components I use haven't kept up with Delphi, even though
I have. I have a current maintenance account and use DX Seattle for
iOS development but I still code for VCL in XE2.

I upgraded from Win 7 to Win 10 a couple months ago. I'm not using XE2
specifically, but I maintain an old project with Delphi 7, and do new
work with the latest version of Delphi, I think it was XE8 at the time
I upgraded Windows. No real issues with either one. I had a minor
issue with Delphi 7 not recognizing drives that had been created using
the old DOS SUBST command, but I was able to work around that. Other
than that 1 minor issue, I haven't had any problems with either Delphi
7 or XE8, or 10 Seattle that I've installed since then.

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Cheers,
Van

"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad
judgment." - Will Rogers
Markus Humm

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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 9:51 AM   in response to: Paul Clover in response to: Paul Clover
Am 26.01.2016 um 02:09 schrieb Paul Clover:
Does anybody know if upgrading to Windows 10 (from Win 7) will screw up a working install of Delphi XE2? I know it's an older version but some of the components I use haven't kept up with Delphi, even though I have. I have a current maintenance account and use DX Seattle for iOS development but I still code for VCL in XE2.

I posted this same question in the new forums to see if I get any response on the "new" side.

Tim Clover

Hello,

why don't you create an update first and after Win 10 update
installation you check if things work and then you can delete the update.

Greetings

Markus
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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 6:04 PM   in response to: Paul Clover in response to: Paul Clover
Paul Clover wrote:

Does anybody know if upgrading to Windows 10 (from Win 7) will screw
up a working install of Delphi XE2?

Not in my case. I upgraded my laptop from Win7 to Win10 with XE2, XE4,
XE8 and Seattle installed. No problems whatsoever.

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Greg Smith

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  Posted: Jan 26, 2016 7:24 PM   in response to: Paul Clover in response to: Paul Clover
You will lose your 64 bit windows debugger.

Greg
Sergio Leonardi

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  Posted: Sep 27, 2016 1:17 AM   in response to: Paul Clover in response to: Paul Clover
Hello,
I upgraded from win7 to win10 XE2 with no problems.
The problems came when WIN10 has been auto-updated to the Anniversary build.
Now XE2 generates an "access violation on comptoolbar160.bpl".
Anyone have any ideas?
Thanks!
Sergio

Paul Clover wrote:
Does anybody know if upgrading to Windows 10 (from Win 7) will screw up a working install of Delphi XE2? I know it's an older version but some of the components I use haven't kept up with Delphi, even though I have. I have a current maintenance account and use DX Seattle for iOS development but I still code for VCL in XE2.

I posted this same question in the new forums to see if I get any response on the "new" side.

Tim Clover
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