Installing Geocomp 10.08 on Windows 95

  • Verify that the host computer meets the hardware specifications
  • Verify that the Geocomp dongle is embossed “Sentinel C Version B” or “Sentinel CplusB”
  • Configure Windows to reveal file extensions as follows:
    • Start Windows Explorer or My Computer
    • Under the View Menu, select Options
    • Select View tab
    • Untick “Hide MS-DOS file extensions for file types that are registered”
    • OK
  • Modify Windows System Configuration files as follows:
    • Select Run… from the Task Menu
    • Type SYSEDIT
    • Select OK
    • Edit C:\CONFIG.SYS to include:
      device=c:\windows\emm386.exe noems ram
    • Save changes and Exit
  • Restart Windows
  • Install Geocomp 10.07 by running Setup from the root directory of the Geocomp 10 CD. If in doubt, select the default settings.
  • Click here to download the patch to Geocomp 10.
  • Install the patch by extracting from the zip using folder names. Extract to the root of the Geocomp software folder. For example, if your software folder is C:\GC10\, extract to C:\.
  • Using Windows Explorer, highlight the Geocomp 10.07 shortcut C:\GC10\Extras\GC10-95.pif and select Copy
  • At a suitable place on the Windows Desktop, right-click and select Paste Shortcut. (To set up the shortcut yourself, see here).
  • Attach the dongle to a parallel port
  • Execute the “Geocomp 10” shortcut GC10 icon
  • Enter the activation code using the instructions supplied with the code

Please also refer to Chapter 2 of the Geocomp 10 User’s Guide. This guide is installed with Geocomp 10 into C:\GC10\GC1007UG.PDF.

To set up plotting and printing, see Geocomp Printing and Plotting.