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Old 12-22-2012, 6:59 PM
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Default Best used laptop for radio programming

in need of a laptop to replace my older IBM. Screen going south and dont have a cd drive. with that said would like to load the current stuff i have on one. Any suggestions?
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in need of a laptop to replace my older IBM. Screen going south and dont have a cd drive. with that said would like to load the current stuff i have on one. Any suggestions?
It's going to depend on what product lines you are programming. I had a Win7 64 bit computer that would not run the Pro series CPS until Motorola came out with a fix. But the Commercial series runs fine on it. Older stuff is iffy. I have the Radius 1225 version 4.0 software, but it doesn't like my 32 bit Win7 machine. However, it runs great on my older XP desktop.

I have some Kenwood and Vertex software but haven't tried them on anything newer than an XP machine.

I can offer tips and such on some Motorola stuff, but haven't spent any time with any other manufacturers software or radios.
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Old 12-22-2012, 7:58 PM
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Having same issues with the CPS but i have ICOM and yeasu with the USB and of course they have changed the driver and it wont stay to use ports. keeps upgradeing to the newer one. and as well My 1225 wont play nice on 7 with 64 as well
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Moved to Commercial & Professional from the New York forum...

Get yourself a Panasonic CF-28 or Dell D630 ATG on eBay. Pretty much all of them will have 32-bit Windows XP and a real RS232 serial port, giving maximum compatibility with most radio programming tools.
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Old 12-24-2012, 5:42 AM
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Found a CF29 will that still be ok? or too new?
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That would probably be fine.
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Something with Win 7 Ultimate 32 bit or XP that has a bios that will allow it to boot from USB

Make bootable USB thumb drive with DOS and old files

done... now you have a windows environment and also something that will run old DOS stuff
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Old 12-25-2012, 7:31 PM
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As far as making a botable USB......i dont think i am that techno savy....i'll see when i chose a new laptop
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:05 PM
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HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool - CNET Download.com

It's super simple. Once it's done you have everything on one simple little drive. The plus is that you can move around and edit the DOS files in a windows environment when plugged into a windows PC for easy file manipulation prior to actual use.
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mtnrider, this newer computer you are looking for, is it mainly going to be for radio programing and then maybe a little of every thing else?

I have a lead you may like, e-mail me at cabletech03/hotmail.com
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