Surfing the internet I found a procedure to use topwin2004 with seven. I try to follow the procedure but without good results. I modified the procedure and I was able to run topwin2004 on the new o.s. I think the main problem was a control of topwinen to the path of the driver (different between xp and seven). I collected all the necessary files here: htt*:/ /graymalking.altervista.org /documenti /topwinpatch.rar
1) install topwinen10 2) don't say ok to load a driver 3) finish installation 4) go to c: / top / TopWin 5) replace all files in drivers folder with the contents of the folder "files and folder to put in drivers folder" of the patch (it should find the driver in the correct path of seven, but the driver is not correct installed becouse of the set up is not compatible with seven)
6) install topwin5 (driver compatible with seven) 7) finish installation 8) go to c: / top / TopWin5 9) replace all files in drivers folder with the contents of the folder "files and folder to put in drivers folder"of the patch 10) start the device 11) start topwin5 12) driver will be installed but topwin5 doesnt work with top2004 13) close topwin5 14) check topwinen10 (it has to work) 15) uninstall topwin5
In the same link you can find the patch that I've made for other two top2004 bugs 1) Sometimes when topwin is opening you can find the error message E ACCESS VIOLATION This is due to a cfg file created by topwin.
2) Topwin has a bug when it reads the data eeprom of microchip pic. Infact, topwin reads the data byte as opcode byte, for example ....
Sorry for my English
PS Should works with vista too you can try the same method for other old topwin device (instead topwinen10 use specific topwin.exe)