I have just successfully installed VMSpc on the Acer W510, using the legacy circuit board with a USB adapter. Other than having to download the driver from FTDI and change the VMSpc port from COM1 to COM3 (presumably an artifact of the adapter driver) no problems. What a program! Now all that's left is to rearrange the gauges to the format we've been using since 2005 ...

Submitted by Mark Overholser on Mon, 2013-06-17 09:54


If you install the new version of VMSpc on your Aspire W510, you can then copy you old VMSpc install into a Temporary Directory and Sort by Date, then copy ALL the Files modified after the Uninstall File into your new VMSpc install, which will replace some of the files. Then start your new Install of VMSpc, it should have your layout just as you had it on your old computer.....

Thanks, Mark! Now --- What does a "VMSpc install" look like in my computer's directory? Also, my last uninstall file is 2005. Everything since then goes into my "new VMSpc install" - again, what does the directory file look like (presumably the same in Win 8 as in all the other Wins)? Thanks for your time. Frank H.

Submitted by Mark Overholser on Fri, 2013-09-13 08:27


The VMSpc Install is the Directory that VMSpc was Installed into when you ran the VMSpc Setup Program. The first Versions of the VMSpc Setup/Install program, would install VMSpc into the "C:\Program Files\VMSPC" directory. The Setup/Install programs used since Windows Vista was released, would install VMSpc into the "C:\VMSPC" directory. The Setup/Installer we have used recently places the file "uninstall.ini" in the VMSpc Directory, with a Time/Date Stamp of when VMSpc was installed. VMSpc Versions 2.4, 2.5 and 3.0 use this Installer.