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can i safely program my saber on a Toshiba laptop with a Pentium 3 50mhz with 256mb of ram? rss version 7.01.00.

was wondering if the newer version of the rss would run alright with this ''newer'' processor
 

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can i safely program my saber on a Toshiba laptop with a Pentium 3 50mhz with 256mb of ram? rss version 7.01.00.

was wondering if the newer version of the rss would run alright with this ''newer'' processor
The question is what operating system are you runnng.
In my personal opinion, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 is a good medium ground for a radio programming laptop.
 

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Maybe Service Pack 3

can i safely program my saber on a Toshiba laptop with a Pentium 3 50mhz with 256mb of ram? rss version 7.01.00.

was wondering if the newer version of the rss would run alright with this ''newer'' processor
The question is what operating system are you runnng.
In my personal opinion, Windows XP with Service Pack 2 is a good medium ground for a radio programming laptop.
Unless there are specific configuration reasons requiring you to stay with WinXP SP2, it might be better to do the free upgrade to WinXP SP3 (and run all of its subsequent updates), because it usually improves OS stability, security, and efficiency, making everything safer overall. Many software vendors that still have products for WinXP now require SP3 for continuing support. But, if WinXP SP2 is best for your configuration, stick with it as long as you can. It has been a favorite of many.

One caution, is that you cannot "undo" the upgrade from SP2 to SP3. It is always recommended to completely back-up your system and data before doing such upgrades.

Hope this helps,

Bob
 

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Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 2.3.7; en-us; Triumph Build/GRJ22; CyanogenMod-7.1.0) AppleWebKit/533.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile Safari/533.1)

Could we please get back to my question.
 

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pure MS-DOS which is needed for that software (RSS 7.01.00)
I think the last separate MS-DOS release was v6.22 which was used with Windows 3.1x. It would run on a 80486, and early Pentiums. It was the last version before Win95 was released.

Hopet this helps,

Bob
 

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Could we please get back to my question.
...was replying to the "safer" element of the question. My apologies for misunderstanding. I was not intending to go off-topic, and was typing my reply while you were submitting yours.

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Likely yes, but only in a pure DOS environment (dos boot).


can i safely program my saber on a Toshiba laptop with a Pentium 3 50mhz with 256mb of ram? rss version 7.01.00.

was wondering if the newer version of the rss would run alright with this ''newer'' processor
 

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It should work fine.

I use a USB Flash drive which is bootable for DOS. Set up the options in the BIOS to boot from USB before it looks at the HDD, and it loads right up. For this method you have to have the RSS in a folder on the flash drive itself.
 
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