|From:||Jeff, W6FCC, Owner, InterFlex Systems|
|Subject:||Order form, Version 9.08, and Windows 2000|
|Date||November 8, 2000, revised Nov 10, 2000
Revised February 7, 2001
If you were used the order form, or went there based on our suggestion to use the form and submitted an order for any product (new order, upgrade, update) your order was never recorded, and the information about it was deleted.
I only found out about this today based on a review of the e-mail messages, and trying to find orders that were described in the e-mail, but had no counterpart in the order entry system.
That problem has been fixed. Place all orders through the web page order form.
If you placed an order, and never received a confirmation by e-mail, then your order was one of the orders that was deleted, and never processed. Please resubmit your order and look for an e-mail confirmation within 24 hours.
New Order standard server: http://www.interflex.com/neworder.htm
New Order secure server: https://www.interflex.com/neworder.htm
Update Order standard server: http://www.interflex.com/update.htm
Update order secure server: https://www.interflex.com/update.htm
Upgrade Order standard server: http://www.interflex.com/upgrade.htm
Upgrade Order secure server: https://www.interflex.com/upgrade.htm
If you place an order for a new program, upgrade, or update, you will get a 9.08 version, and a new USER ID. You will not get the 9.07 version as shown on the order forms. The order form version information will be changed soon, as will the web page.
Users who reported problems with serial ports in
Windows 98 and Windows ME have reported no such problems with Windows 2000,
in fact Windows 2000 works better.
February 2001: We've got a fix for this that "grabs" the serial port form Windows.
Get the file from the download area. It's in "comtest.zip"
All you need to do is unzip "comtest.zip" to the KaGOLD or PkGOLD directory and run the program using "go.bat" rather than "kagold.exe" or "pkgold.exe"
The "go.bat" file runs the port grabber, then
looks for PkGOLD or KaGOLD and runs it.
The "go386.bat" does the same, but runs PkGOLD/386 or KaGOLD/386.
It's that easy to "fix" the serial problems. We had to buy a brand-name computer with the reported serial problems. After some testing, we came up with a fix.
Many users report problems running DOS serial applications in Windows, all the same report, and we seem to have the only solution.
The built-in Windows 2000 support for MSDOS programs appears to have problems depending on how you setup the shortcut. The information about the "time of day" is apparently not supported according to the MSDOS standard.
There is a fix for the time of day issue in Windows 2000:
Windows 2000 has an MSDOS "command" interpreter called "CMD.EXE" and it seems to work better than simply running the program in the "normal" way.
Here is how to make use of the "CMD.EXE" program.
1. Create a shortcut on the desktop. Right click on a blank area, use the menu to select "New" then "Shortcut"
2. Enter the command as "CMD.EXE /k c:\kagold\kagold.exe" if you are using kagold.
3. For the name of the program enter "KAGOLD" (or whatever you are using).
The program should run in a Window (not full screen).
Once the program is started, you can switch between Windowed and Full-Screen view by hitting the [Alt-Enter] keys. This "toggle" also works in Windows 95, 98, 2000.