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Windows Compatability - Wissen 16-bit Applications

If you wish to run your old Wissen software on a Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 computer it may be possible but we recommend upgrading. If your Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 is a 64-bit edition it is impossible to run the old 16-bit Wissen applications. If it is a 32-bit edition it is possible to run it so long as you upgrade the dongle. This is the minimum possible requirement.

We recommend upgrading to Castop Plus 6. For more information contact sales

Running Wissen 16-bit applications with Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10

Note: Wissen 16-bit applications were originally designed for Windows 3.1. Wissen UK does not support the use of 16-bit applications under Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8/10 and we make no guarantee that the applications will function correctly. This information is provided for the benefit of those that wish to try.

64-bit editions of Windows

Windows 16-bit applications will not run on 64-bit platforms. If you are running any 64-bit version of Windows you cannot run your old Wissen software.

32-bit editions of Windows

  • Versions earlier than 4.0 will not recognise Truetype fonts.
  • Dongles - Activator and Sentinel C+B keys will not work with Windows versions later than Windows 98. If your serial number has 8 digits it is likely that you have an unsupported dongle. Dongle upgrades are available.
  • Dongle drivers - If you have a Sentinel Super pro dongle, the latest version of the "Sentinel Protection Installer" will be required. You can download by clicking here
  • Output to cutters - In some rare cases it may not be possible to output to your cutter. This would usually be due to security privileges.
  • Output to virtual ports such as USB to Serial/Parallel adaptors is not always possible.
  • Output to a cutter attached to any port shared by a printer driver will not be possible.
  • Type 1 (Postscript) Fonts are not supported.
  • Text Entry - To enter a new line hold the CTRL key while pressing ENTER.
  • Font List - Multiple entries of some fonts will appear.
  • Output to printers may not be possible. This is especially likely in the case of USB printers.
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