« Last post by Mt Spokane Photography on July 27, 2015, 04:58:57 PM »
I got an e-mail from Zeiss microscopy, that their microscopy software will NOT be compatible with W10, and strongly discourage customers from upgrading. It will be a long time before I will upgrade. Our scanning electron microscope still runs on XP (for which I still get updates!); upgrade would be ~$20K, i.e., not worth it.
Old equipment that runs on vintage OS can be a pain. I have a old machine that runs on DOS and requires a old ISA card to interface with multiple machines via a proprietary network. I tried a machine running Microsoft DOS with a ISA port, but NO, it wants a original IBM PC with IBM DOS. Those machines had a different Bios which was supposedly emulated in Microsoft dos.
The machine did have a floppy drive port and worked with another anachronism, a 720 KB floppy disk Drive. I found a USB Floppy emulator that pretended to be a old 720K floppy reader, and its working fine using USB Drives.
Windows XP is modern my comparison.