>> 4NT v8 (which was released before Vista) uses the HKLM registry tree for its registration info. However, Vista (and Win 7) will not normally allow you to write to that tree. Instead, Windows temporarily caches the write (to a different location). <<
Thanks, Rexx. Yes. That would make sense. I've had the same problem myself, I think I can work around that it.
>> You can try starting 4NT by right-clicking and selecting "Run as
administrator", and doing the registration there, or you could use the key
file version of v8 instead (which puts the registration info in a file --
but this will not work in Vista if you installed 4NT into "\program files"). <<
That's what Dave said (Thanks, Dave!) but that didn't seem to work. It held on Vista32 RTM but this one has all the updates to get it to SP2 and it just doesn't seem to want to hold.
>> V9 and later write the registration to the HKCU tree, so they do not have this problem. <<
I didn't even know there was a V9. I've got to get out more. :) I thought V8 was the end of the line, Is V9 available someplace? I'd gladly update, it's a great program. I've used it and 4DOS for 20 years. Going back to the standard COMMAND.COM is really unthinkable. :)
I'll give it a try! Thanks again!