Backing Up ElectriCalc V1, V2.0, V2.1 (updated 9/6/04)

ElectriCalc was written in Visual BASIC as a 16-bit program. This allows those with older computers that cannot support 32-bit operating systems (W95 and newer) to run ElectriCalc. 16-bit programs don't need all the nasty Registry stuff and complex install and uninstall programs. ElectriCalc uses InstallShield, but you can copy the entire program onto floppies (or CD-ROM) and install in another computer without a special program. This is especially helpful if the original disk gets damaged or you have problems with a new computer/operating system.

ecalc2 icon Doing this is not hard. The instructions use Windows Explorer, but if you're comfortable with another tool, feel free to use it. The tutorials use pictures, but you can use the printable instructions as a summary and/or to avoid loading a lot of bytes. The instructions can be used for Version 1 or 2, but there are a few less things to do for V1. We are going to save everything in the Ecalc or Ecalc2 folder plus some files that are normally in the Windows System folder. You can install from your backups by creating a new ecalc2 folder and copying everything to it. The files in the Windows System folder can stay in the ecalc2 folder. You will need 3 blank, formatted 3-1/2" floppies (1 for V1). You can use 5-1/4" floppies if that's all you have. If something will not fit on a floppy, just put it on another blank floppy. Start by running Windows Explorer.