First post, by mhoney71
After searching all over the place for an old version of Synergy that would work on both Windows 7 (64-bit) and Windows 98 I finally gave up. I found a version 1.3.7 that would install on both OSes (Windows98 Using KernelEX) and they would even connect to each other, but as soon as I'd move the mouse to the other screen it would crash the Synergy program on Windows 98. I'm pretty sure, but not positive that it has something to do with the MSVCP100.dll not being compiled for the target machine, since I had to snag a copy from the net because it wasn't a part of the install. Anyway, if someone is interested and wants to collaborate on getting this scenario working, let me know.
My reason for posting is two fold. First, I'd like to share a solution I found which is pretty darn sweet and works VERY well. In fact I am blown away at how seamless and smooth this works. So long story a little shorter, on the Windows 98 you want to run TightVNC Server 1.3.10 (Last version to support Win98). On the Windows 7 side you want to run Win2VNC 1.4.3 (1.5.0 would probably work but it was the last and only version in that series and I don't believe in running anything unless it has at least a .1 rev). With this setup, you can use a single keyboard/mouse on the Win 7 machine and control both machines.
My second reason for posting is to ask if anyone has or remembers other software out around the Windows 98/xp timeframe that supports the above scenario? I looked into Multiplicity and several other alternatives I came across with Google, but nothing that supported Windows 98. At this point I'm pretty pleased with the TightVNC / Win2VNC combo but always like to have options. I'd also be interested in a Synergy 1.3.1 (64-bit) version if someone has that. The 32-bit version refuses to run on Win7-64.