Inatall True Basic 5.5

True Baisc 5.5 or 5.0 will not install on my laptop, which has Windows 7.0 type x64 bit. The same desk for True Bssic will instal on my desktops with windows Vista or Windows 7.0.

Vernon Williams.


Windows 7 installation

If you have 5.x you can simply copy the program files from your old hard drive onto the hard drive of your new computer. This would be the TB [edition] folder in the C:\Program Files directory - unless it was manually installed in a different folder. Just copy the files over, including any of your own programs, then double-click any .tru or .trc file. Follow the steps to associate tb[edition].exe with that filetype and you will be up and running. All you will have to do at this point is make new shortcuts, if you want them.

The only element of TB that is incompatible with 64-bit operating systems is the installer, so if you bypass that you are all set (the steps above).

If you no longer have access to your old computer to copy the files, let me know and I will send you a copy to use.

WIN 7 64 bit Install

Bob Brannock
On my HP with WIN 7 64 bit Home installed, as well as Norton Internet Security 2010, I have followed these instructions and found them to work; with a glitch. However it seems that one must disable Norton's Sonar or it will disable the TB. Seems that this is because Norton I.S. Sonar disables any program that does not have an installer. I'm not sure about this as I'm certainly no computer expert. Some of the old time TB fans are. I wonder if someone might elucidate more accurately about this item?
I enjoy the FORUM comments and am glad to see Admin becoming a little more active.
Bob Brannock


Thanks for weighing in, Bob.

I'm not surprised to hear that Norton could cause issues - it's possibly one of the most frequently disabled programs due to all the conflicts it causes. :) I recommend AVG for anti-virus. Their free version does a great job and is very low on the interference scale.