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HP diode array spectrometer

HP diode array spectrometer

HP diode array spectrometer

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Hi
I have in my chemistry lab an old diode array spectrometer from HP model 8453.
The instrument was run by windows 95
this windows 95 is now obsolete and I can't find a PC using this windows version anymore.
How can I make this instrument to run on new windows versions?
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RE: HP diode array spectrometer

Some versions of Windows have Comptibility Mode settings, where you can try changing settings to make programs designed for an older version of Windows run under a newer version.

It's been years since I've used it, but it worked very well back around 2001-2002 for moving old cheap Windows 95/98/ME programs under XP. My success rate was nearly 100%.

It's not likely to work for drivers.

You might have to settle for XP, not Windows 8.


RE: HP diode array spectrometer

Go to eBay. Search "Laptop Windows 95". You will find plenty of working computers, with the accessories, with windows 95 installed cheaper than a lunch for four people at McDonalds.

RE: HP diode array spectrometer

(OP)
Hi
The HP 8453 diode array spectrometer, which I wrote about earlier, is attached to PC by interface board (GPIB)
This board is fixed on a slot of the type ISA+ which was found in older versions of PC's like Pentium 2 and 3
now I can't find such PC's even in garbage.
can I fix the GPIB board in an external interface box with a USB connection?

RE: HP diode array spectrometer

No, but you can buy external GPIB-USB interfaces: http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-In-Box-National-Instru...

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