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Thread: Will GO run on Windows 10?

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    Will GO run on Windows 10?

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    Microsoft is offering Windows 10 as a free upgrade from Windows 7. I'd like to be sure that GO will run on it.
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    Mick.

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    I expect GO to run on Windows 10, as it is a "normal" Windows desktop application.

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    Backing up for Windows 10 install

    Hi.
    I am about to do the Windows 10 upgrade.
    Do I need to back up the GO cache folder? Or will GO just make a new one if things were to go wrong?
    Thanks,
    Mick.

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    The important data files are:

    * The GrandOrgueData folder [saved sampleset settings]
    * The GrandOrgueConfig file [GO global config]
    * Your samplesets

    There is no need to backup the GrandOrgueCache folder, as it is recreated on demand [in the default GO settings].

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    Thanks for quick reply!
    Mick

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    EDIT; (since no one seems to have looked here yet -)
    Due to a change in my computing circumstances, I'd like to ask the opposite question, does GO run well on Windows XP SP3?
    I want to put everything for the organ on the old XP computer, so that I can release the fancy computer (Windows 10) for other purposes.
    It seems that I would have to do quite a lot of editing of the .organ files to get them to work. Will I lose a lot of functionality and quality by doing this?

    Thanks,
    Mick
    Last edited by Mick Berg; Aug-10-2015 at 00:12.

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    I ran an earlier release of GO 3 for a few years on XP up to about a year ago.
    Cheers MIKE.

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    What's the latest version of GO that will run on XP?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    I ran an earlier release of GO 3 for a few years on XP up to about a year ago.
    Thanks Mike.
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    I tried to run GO 0.3.1.1694 and it crashes. Any suggestions?
    OS is Windows XP SP3 32-bit.
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    Mick

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    Event the newest GO builds (eg. 1928) should still run on XP.

    Is the PC SSE3 capable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by e9925248 View Post
    Event the newest GO builds (eg. 1928) should still run on XP.

    Is the PC SSE3 capable?
    I will check that out.
    Thanks,
    Mick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by e9925248 View Post
    Event the newest GO builds (eg. 1928) should still run on XP.

    Is the PC SSE3 capable?
    To my amazement I find that it is not, SSE2 only. (used CPU-Z to discover this.)
    The computer is generally much wimpier than I thought, only 2 gigs of RAM and 32megs (!) of video RAM.

    The nice thing about it is the SoundBlaster card and the KX project software.

    Extract from CPU-Z log;

    Specification

    AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3000+
    Package Socket 754
    Core Speed 2009.9 MHz
    Multiplier x Bus Speed 10.0 x 201.0 MHz
    HT Link speed 804.0 MHz
    Stock frequency 2000 MHz
    Instructions sets MMX (+), 3DNow! (+), SSE, SSE2, x86-64

    Whats the highest version of GO that I can run with this, until I upgrade it?
    Thanks,
    Mick

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    This computer needs a differently optimized GO build [GO builds are normally optimized for SSE3].

    If you don't compile GO for Windows yourself [which is much simpler on Linux than Windows], there are such GO versions for Linux:
    http://software.opensuse.org/downloa...age=grandorgue

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    Quote Originally Posted by e9925248 View Post
    This computer needs a differently optimized GO build [GO builds are normally optimized for SSE3].

    If you don't compile GO for Windows yourself [which is much simpler on Linux than Windows], there are such GO versions for Linux:
    http://software.opensuse.org/downloa...age=grandorgue
    I don't think so, the only thing I can compile is a shopping list!
    I'll upgrade the computer as soon as I can. I must say I am tempted to try Linux though.
    Trouble is I don't think there is a Linux version of the KX driver, and I want to continue to use that.
    Thanks for yor help with this,
    Mick

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