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Posted by Ken
Apr 19, 2014 at 04:21 PM

 

Ecco - the software that would not die.  I need to update my wife’s computer which is still running XP, and this has caused a bit of CRIMPing and GAS (Gear Acquisition Syndrome) to come forth, especialy since XP’s life is rapidly running out, if it is not already out.

I’ll spare the GAS details, but in my researching of options for my wife’s computer, Ecco crossed my mind because the stock program does not easily install in Win7 and beyond without modification.  I was considering installing XP Mode on my machine to see if that was workable, but it seems to be somewhat involved, and I am not sure if Ecco will work in this environment.  I also see that the folks in the two Yahoo groups continue to modify the original program, and are installing it in Win 7 and 8.  Has anybody used XP Mode or the “extended” version of Ecco that is being offered?  If so, what are your thoughts?

—Ken

 


Posted by jimspoon
Apr 19, 2014 at 06:26 PM

 

Running Ecco right now under Windows 8.1 64-bit, no problems at all. 

Just download this file, unzip into any folder and run.

http://forums.eccomagic.com/forum/Attachments/pre-release-Manual_Install_001.zip

Download the latest eccoext from ecco_pro group, unzip the files into your ecco folder.  run eccoext.exe.

 


Posted by jimspoon
Apr 19, 2014 at 06:30 PM

 

i should be clear - no need to run ecco in “xp mode”.  just unzip and run under Win 8.

while you’re at it, you might give infoqube a try:

http://www.infoqube.biz

 


Posted by Ken
Apr 19, 2014 at 06:57 PM

 

jimspoon wrote:
Running Ecco right now under Windows 8.1 64-bit, no problems at all. 
> >Just download this file, unzip into any folder and run.
> >http://forums.eccomagic.com/forum/Attachments/pre-release-Manual_Install_001.zip
> >Download the latest eccoext from ecco_pro group, unzip the files into
>your ecco folder.  run eccoext.exe.

Thank you for the link.  Is this web site/forum an offshoot from the two Yahoo groups?  I used to keep up with all the comings and goings, but dropped out a few years ago.  I remember that there was Ecco Extension by slangmgh, IIRC.  And I thought he was participating in the forums and his work was lat available at the Compusol board for a fee.  Now I see they are offering more products and charging what looks like an anual fee.

I did look at IQ several years ago, but while the efforts by Pierre looked significant, I found the program complex, and the instructions and web site difficult to follow.

—Ken

 


Posted by Chris Murtland
Apr 19, 2014 at 09:06 PM

 

Hi Ken,

You can download the Ecco Extension for free from the Yahoo group jimspoon mentioned. No need to pay anything for either the main program or the extension.

I’m running Ecco + eccoext on 64-bit Windows 7. Works great, and the extension really makes Ecco even more powerful.

Chris

 


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