Posted By Shelby H. Griggs, PLS on 12/16/2008 at 2:01 PM
have an old copy of Leica SKI 2.3 I am attempting to get to work on a
modern PC. This is to access archived projects, not to use as a
production tool. This version of the software would be 8-10 years old
and at the time the prevalent hardware lock was a parallel port dongle.
Leica now offers a USB dongle (and possibly the parallel one too?)
In any event, since you can't buy a laptop with a parallel port, I upgraded my dongle to USB.
have SKI 2.3 running in a VMware (virtual PC) WIN98SE environment
within Vista, however SKI 2.3 DOES NOT recognize the USB dongle, so I
am only getting the "non protected" part of the software to run.
USB dongles even in existence during the era when this was a current
software, and if so, what is the trick to getting SKI 2.3 to recognize
the dongle? WIN98SE does apparently recognize the dongle correctly and
install drivers, etc., best I can tell the OS is OK with the dongle.
will definitely be reaching into the way back machine, BUT maybe
somebody here has run SKI 2.3 on a WIN98SE box with a USB dongle
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Leica SKI 2.3 and USB Hardware Lock
December 17, 2008