Can I run ATCAL.EXE under windows 10?
The short answer is yes, as long as the PC is 32-bit not 64-bit.
A 32-bit version of Windows can run 16 and 32 bit programs.
A 64-bit version of Windows can run 32 and 64 bit programs.
This is what decides if you can run a 16-bit DOS program or not (ATCAL.EXE is a 16 bit DOS program)
It doesn't matter if you have Home, Pro, or Ultimate.
You will need to have Microsoft Windows “NTVDM” (NT virtualDOS Machine) installed.
Luckily, If you click on the ATCAL.exe, and you don’t have it installed, then windows will prompt you to install it and start the install process of NTVDM for you.
What about the GPIB card?
We have successfully run ATCAL under windows to using both the National instruments
A) GPIB-USB-HS adapter via a USB port
B) PCI-GPIB card-installed on the motherboard
In both cases remember to set the card to be IEEE address 0,and the HP3458A to be address 22.
This can be done and checked using NI’ MAX software, which come with the drivers.
What about RS232 comms to the AT3600?
Most USB-to-RS232 converters will work if your PC does not have a way RS232 port.
Check the USB RS232 port shows up under Windows Device Manager, and set the port number in ATCAL.EXE using the menu system.
Attached are some pictures showing the ATCAL working underWIN10
See ALSO this link for WIN XP advice.