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VUTRAX Technical Support

Minor updates 3 June for new Windows Releases


Is it safe for me to install it?

What does installation do:

  • Generates a directory (\VUTRAX by default) and loads all executables and example files into it. Various subdirectories are created within \VUTRAX for 16 and 32 bit executables, samples, work area etc. Some of the files are set to read-only.

  • Creates a program group/start folder (Vutrax by default) for all the icons, including one for 'Uninstall'.

  • At run time Vutrax creates a file VUTRAX.INI in the windows directory to store your window preferences.
    Windows itself may make some files related to the Help system when used and these may be hidden and/or read-only. Our Un-install locates and removes these.

  • No Windows Libraries are updated. Only the standard Windows interfaces (API) and common dialogues are required by VUTRAX. Existing installed software should not be interfered with in any way provided \VUTRAX is a new directory.

What does Un-install do:

  • Removes read-only protection from \VUTRAX (or whatever), erases all the files in it, and removes directory.

  • Erases VUTRAX.INI.

  • Attempts to remove the program group and other installed icons (except Windows NT 3.51 where you have to do it).

  • Should installation fail for some reason, you can remove any partial installation by using program manager or Explorer to remove the noted files.

Networks, No CD-ROM

  • You can install using a drive networked to the CDROM on another computer.

  • If your computer has no access to a CD-ROM, but somebody else does, images of a set of installation floppies are stored on the CDROM for you you make a set of floppies. Batch job MKFLOPPY.BAT in the \FLOPPY subdirectory can automate the process from a DOS window.

  • Use NOTEPAD or SEE to view README.ASC on the CDROM for lots of details on network installation, making floppy disk sets, copying files over a network for local installation, and similar.

Which Operating Systems:

  • Windows 95 uses predominently 32 bit modules.
    One internal message handler is 16 bit, as may be some interfaces to 3rd party products.

  • Windows NT 3.51 and NT 4.0: Similar to Windows 95.
    The internal message handler is 32 bits.
    Plot output direct to printer (as opposed to 'Windows printers') is not supported.

  • Windows 98: Behaves similarly to Windows 95.

  • Windows NT 5 Beta: Behaves similarly to NT 4.0.


On enquiries about installation
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