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Version 5.1 16-bit Upgrade Patch

LAN User Count Enforcement

All Quality Analyst LAN licenses limit the number of simultaneous users. This release now enforces that limit. Users who try to run Quality Analyst while the user-count limit has been reached will receive a message informing them that there are no user slots available. Note that the simultaneous user count includes users executing Quality Analyst Run Files from icons (shortcuts) or other applications.

WARNING: If you are updating from release 1.4.008 or earlier, this patch will set the user count limit to FIVE. If your license allows more than five users running from the same server, please contact the NWA Sales Department before installing this patch to arrange for the correct licensing.  The patch will not affect user counts set in later releases.

Patch Notes

Important Notes About Patching NWA Quality Analyst

  • The update on this page includes a README.TXT file that describes the new features, improvements, and fixes in detail.
  • These patches modify the portions of NWA Quality Analyst 5.1 that have changed. Do not discard your original serial-numbered disks.
  • After downloading, run the .EXE program supplied with your patch files to install the patch.
  • If you are patching a LAN version of Quality Analyst, you must run the QASETLAN.EXE workstation-configuration program on each workstation that uses Quality Analyst after installing the patch. See the Quality Analyst LAN Installation and Management booklet for more information on QASETLAN.


QAPAT16S.EXE  (After downloading, run QAPAT16S.EXE to install.)


This update includes a README.TXT file that describes the new features and an updated online help file. However, if your release of Quality Analyst is older than 1.3.005, you may want to download the Addendum to the NWA Quality Analyst User's ManualQA51ADD.PDF

The LAN version now enforces the user-count limit of your license agreement. Configuring User Count is explained in this addendum.  QALANUC.PDF


This patch will upgrade NWA Quality Analyst, releases 1.4.026 or earlier, to the last 16-bit release of version 5.1, running on any version of Microsoft Windows. This patch corrects problems found in previous releases of Quality Analyst. (The corrections are listed in the README included with the upgrade.) If you use Windows 98, NT4, 2000, or XP, you may prefer to update to version 6.2 of Quality Analyst.

Note:  To determine your release number, start Quality Analyst, open the Help menu, select About Quality Analyst, and read the release number after “NWA Quality Analyst Editor."

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