This may be a bit long winded but after approx 6months of fruitlessly trying to get either the tecar or etka working with w7 ultimate, using about 10 different versions of the programs and trolling through every site I could find for how to get the "hardlock" emulator working all to no success
I've finally found the way on a back ended forum somewhere ( sorry but really can't remember which one it was ). So being sceptical I thought f#@k it i'll give it a go and amazingly it worked first go.
What really surprised me was I then deleted the etka 7.2 international I'd just got working and tried one of the other earlier version, guess what it worked too...
Being in a state of shock and with a spare computer lying round I went for the ultimate test. Since I've installed vista ult 32 and 64 bit, then each of the etka. This took about 2 weeks on and off. Then I tried with w7 home, home prem, ultimate and enterprise editions. All versions worked here too! And took another couple of weeks, so I've decidied that I'd better let you all know how.
The solution lies in creating a virtual terminal within windows. This is actually really easy. Here are the steps
- First you need to make sure that "Virtual Terminal" or might just say "VT" hardware acceleration is enabled in your computers bios. BE CAREFUL WITH THESE SETTINGS AND I TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY STUFF UPS ON YOUR PART.
- Then you will need to restart your machine. Once loaded up again press the windows key and type in "xp mode" to begin the programme search. If you have it sweet skip to point 4, if not then go to this microsoft link Click HERE then download the three files and install them.
- Once you have the virtual terminal programme installed open it by pressing the windows key, typing in xp mode, then clicking the programme to run it. You are almost there
- When the programme finishes loading for the first time ( this can take a while ) you will notice that the interface looks like a Remote Desktop Connection screen with the default XP desktop ( ahh fond memories ) using your mouse, not the keyboard click on the start icon inside the XP desktop. Not your own w7 icon.
- Then click on the "My Computer" find the networked drive with your normal computer name on it. Then find where you have the files stored that you need to use to install. Then double click as you normally would
Once all the install is over you will have a working version that can be accessed via your normal w7 start button. Find the Windows Virtual PC folder then just scroll to the XP mode programmes then to ETKA and DONE!!!!!!
I could post screen shots if you want but I think the explanation really does go through it without too many porblems
Hell yeah that took a lot of
but it is now time to