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Frank M. Cook
Installing BDE on 64 bit operating system
2008-06-18 04:08:46 AM
We have a customer who needs to run our CB3 application on 64 bit Vista.
We're under a time deadline because if we can't do this quickly, his time to
return the computer will run out. Our current build fails completely
because we're using the old InstallShield that came with CB3 which is
apparently 16 bit. We're trying to build a new installation for the old
program using the InstallAware that came with CB2007. We can figure out
easily enough how to set it up to get our stuff installed but we're less
confident about getting the BDE installed and we don't have a 64 bit machine
to test on. InstallAware lacks the "install the BDE" option that the old
InstallShield had so we're going to have to do it by hand. I don't think we
can even use Borland's "BDE stub" because that probably also contains
InstallShield stuff that will fail on 64 bit.
Has anyone been down this road?
What files do I need to copy where?
Will I need to make any registry entries or can I avoid that with
I know that even on 32bit Vista I need to check the option box about Win3.1
to force the use of the cfg file instead of registry keys. We'll try having
the installation program set that one key. I'm hoping that with that set we
can just copy files and let our program take it from there without help from
the BDE Administrator.
Frank M. Cook