Welcome To Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals

Signs101.com: Largest Forum for Signmaking Professionals is the LARGEST online community & discussion forum for professional sign-makers and graphic designers.

 


  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Photoprinter Server 2.6 needed

Discussion in 'General Software' started by styleyouneed, May 16, 2013.

  1. styleyouneed

    styleyouneed Member

    38
    0
    6
    Apr 29, 2013
    Bethlehem
    not sure where to post this question. this is my first post. very informative sight thanks in advance for any help. on to the question.

    we run a Novajet 750 on an old server running windows ME and PHOTOprint Server 2.6 we use it for quick banners. we have been having problems with our server tower lately and need to replace it. The problem is we can not find out software disk for Photoprinter server 2.6. we have tried contacting a few dif dealers of the software and we get told they will look into it and get back to us and thats the last we hear from them. we tried contacting the company who makes the software and get a vm for tech support every time we sit and wait on hold.

    can ANYONE direct me to where to go for a copy of the older software. we don't want or need to update to a newer version for how little we use the printer. plus i don't think our dongle will work on any others. i have looked into it and the cheapest i found that would run the Novajet 750 is around $1500. we do all our design work from our other software and just need this to rip and send to the printer.

    any help would be great.
     
    Tags:
  2. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    20,571
    426
    83
    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    You will probably find the easiest solution is to go to a computer dealer, buy a new computer and have the dealer clone your old hard drive onto the new box.
     
  3. styleyouneed

    styleyouneed Member

    38
    0
    6
    Apr 29, 2013
    Bethlehem
    you can't clone a computer running Windows ME and then use the files on a new computer with a different operating system and different hardware. A clone of the HD is just that a clone of the drivers for the MB, hardware installed etc. to make a recovery faster and easier. Unless i have my info wrong?
     
  4. Fred Weiss

    Fred Weiss Merchant Member

    20,571
    426
    83
    Sep 11, 2003
    Olympia, WA
    The idea is to duplicate the OS and all installed software onto a new computer. You can also specify to the computer builder to include whatever hardware devices you may want such as LPT and serial ports, etc. We prefer to continue running our XP Pro OS and drive our Gerber Edge from an LPT port. We've replaced older, failing computers twice like this in the last two years with no problems. The replacement box works just like the older one except that it runs faster.
     
  5. FrankW

    FrankW Very Active Member

    1,318
    134
    63
    Oct 19, 2008
    Germany
    With an operating system newer than Windows ME, Windows 2000 or early versions of Windows XP (specially avoid service pack 3), you will run into compatibility problems with PhotoPRINT 2.6.
     
  6. styleyouneed

    styleyouneed Member

    38
    0
    6
    Apr 29, 2013
    Bethlehem
    thanks for both replies.

    that is another thing we are trying to solve. the slowness of job processing too. i don't have a problem running ME on this tower since its only used for the printer. i guess my next thing to do is find a better tower than can run ME? Is that the only compatible os for my version of Photoprint 2.6
     
Loading...

Share This Page

 


Loading...