Disclaimers

 
Windows 98 Disclaimer

Using EasySIGN under Windows 98

EasySIGN version 4.X still supports Windows98™ and WindowsME™ but with some limitations. Not all functionality will work as expected due to the fact that Windows98™ and WindowsME™ are outdated Operating systems that do not meet modern requirements (Release dates : 30-Jun-1998 and 31-12-2000). EasySIGN is build using .NET (dot-net) and therefore requires a reasonably up-to-date Operating System.

 

Microsoft™ has ended hotfix support for Windows98 on 30-Jun-2003 and on 31-dec-2003 for WindowsME™. To take full advantage of EasySIGN (and other modern applications) we strongly suggest upgrading to at least Windows2000™ and even better, to WindowsXP™.

 

If you want to learn more about Microsoft™ Product Lifecycle Dates (Windows Product Family) follow the link below.

http://support.microsoft.com/lifecycle/

(Search for Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition)

 

Due to ending the support for Windows98™ and WindowsME™ by Microsoft™, as of EasySIGN version 5, Windows98™ and WindowsME™ will no longer be supported. Until then, EasySIGN version 4.X will keep supporting Windows98™ and WindowsME™ (unless mentioned here otherwise) but with some minor limitations. Check out the part below to find out what these limitations are and the workarounds (if any).

 

Know limitations on Windows98™ with EasySIGN

Large Format Printing

Windows98™ is not suited for Large Format Printing due to limitations in print sizes. A maximum of 32767 pixels of width can be printed. This means that on a 720 DPI printer, a maximum width of 45.5 Inch applies (32767/720). Print length is not limited.

 

Know bugs on Windows98™ with EasySIGN

Query page size

After querying a page size EasySIGN has to be restarted before sending plot data. This has to be done only once after a new query for a page size. Failing to restart EasySIGN after querying a page size could cause EasySIGN to crash on some Windows98™ operating systems. More recent Operating Systems like Windows2000™, WindowsXP™ and higher do not have this limitation.

Windows 2000 Disclaimer

16-bit Applications and Windows 2000

EasySIGN B.V. can not give any warranty regarding the consequences and/or performances resulting out of the use of 16-bit version products under Windows 2000™. The environment of Windows 2000™ is significantly different from previous Windows releases and the 16bit version products were not developed for that specific Operating System. EasySIGN’s 16-bit version products will not function under Windows 2000™ and trying to install or run these products under Windows 2000™ will mainly result in error reports and there is no possibility to correct this issue. Therefore, EasySIGN B.V. does not offer support and assistance to issues arising out of and in connection with the hereby above mentioned circumstances. If you want to maintain using the 16-bit version products, EasySIGN B.V. advises you to keep using Windows 3.11™, Windows 95™, Windows 98(SE)™ or WindowsME™. The products listed below will not function under Windows 2000:

  • EasySIGN 16-bit version 8 & version 9 (and all previous 16-bit versions)
  • MasonART 16-bit version (version 9)

EasySIGN B.V. recommends to contact your local dealer for information about the 32-bit version products which are developed to meet your requirements for the specific working environment of Windows 2000.

Windows XP Disclaimer

EasySIGN and Windows XP

Version 5 is especially optimized to work under Windows XP.
Older versions of EasySIGN, meaning the 16-bit versions 7, 8, 9 and the 32 bit version 2 do not work correctly under Windows XP. We advise users of these versions to update to the latest version 5, please contact your distributor for a current pricelist.

Windows Vista Disclaimer

Always use the latest version of EasySIGN. EasySIGN version 5 has no know problems under Windows Vista.

Windows 7 Disclaimer

EasySIGN and Windows 7

EasySIGN B.V. cannot give any warranty regarding the consequences and/or performances resulting out of the use of EasySIGN version 5 or lower version products under Windows 7™. The environment of Windows 7™ is significantly different from previous Windows releases and the EasySIGN version 5 or lower version products were not developed for that specific Operating System.

 

EasySIGN version 5 or lower version products will not function under Windows 7™ and trying to install or run these products under Windows 7™ will mainly result in error reports with no possibility to correct any issue. Therefore, EasySIGN B.V. does not offer support and assistance to issues arising out of and in connection with the hereby above mentioned circumstances. If you want to maintain using the EasySIGN version 5 or lower version products, EasySIGN B.V. advises you to keep using your current operating system until a new version of EasySIGN is available. The products listed below will not function under Windows 7™ and are therefore not supported:

 

Any version of EasySIGN before and including EasySIGN version 5

 

EasySIGN version 5 is tested under Windows 7™ and deemed not save for production work under this operating system. Normal installation of EasySIGN version 5 will not work under Windows 7™ and any means of getting EasySIGN version 5 running under Windows 7 are not supported.