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Die XP,  Die

By uncleel
Feb 8, 2002
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  1. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 223

    I've heard of horrific stories, of how people how upgraded from Windows 98 to XP find themselves unable to run some programmes. For one, his CD writer software is unable to run. I've sticked to Windows 98SE for quite some time. I was wondering whether I should switch to Windows 2000 :p
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,534   +301

    The reason some programs wouldn't run is that XP is NT based and some programs for 98 will not run in an NT based OS, so they wouldn't run in 2k either. You can try right clicking on the .exe and making it run in compatability mode for 98.
    As for the CD-Burning software, yep that won't work if its Adaptec, which was (and I guess to a certain extent) popular, you will need to upgrade to Roxio 5 to make it run in XP. Roxio is the present day Adaptec
  3. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 6,504   +6

    I've been back in Windows 2000 Adv Srv a lot more these last couple of days, and am amazed at how much faster and more stable it is. The frame rate I am getting in Quake III is very noticeably better, and windows open and close so much more quickly, internet pages load more quickly, etc.

    System is AMD t-bird 1.33 GHz, 512 MB DDR-SDRAM PC2100, etc, etc...
  4. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 223

    lol...

    That software incompatibility case that I posted talks about my friend. He formatted his PC just to get back his Windows 98 and put his CD-Writing software to work again. As for me I may try out Windows XP after I've gotten enough money to buy it. (The *Full* version). For now I wanted to try Windows 2k Pro. My friend said it was stable, but personally, I need more advice.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,916   +9

    Beauty is only skin deep ;) (and in the eye of the beholder)
  6. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 773

    Re: lol...

    If it's only the CD writing software that's causing the problem, I'm sure there are other similar software that works perfectly with WinXP (namely Nero).
  7. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 223

    True, there may be some programmes that are compatible, but this friend of mine knows nothing of nero and doesn't want to try out new things. I guess he's just a pain... well I also another who said that his XP worked perfectly alright.
  8. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 773

    IC. Forgot to mention that XP comes with CD burning capability built in. Haven't tried it myself though! :)
  9. eddy05

    eddy05 TS Rookie Posts: 223

    Wow, I would certainly want to see if WinXP supports my Creative 2024E, my Acer 16x10 and my friend's Creative 8432.
  10. lokem

    lokem TS Rookie Posts: 773

    I'm sure it supports any CD writer in the market; but don't quote me on that.

    Anyway, if you want to try that out, make sure you d/l a patch that fixes a problem with the feature.

    You can get more info here http://www.3dspotlight.com/tweaks/updates/#WindowsXP
  11. Th3M1ghtyD8

    Th3M1ghtyD8 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 794

    The CD Burning works okay on Win XP at least for me, but where are all of the options i.e. Multisession etc. Nero still seems better for me, but only runs if you are administrator, as you need "CD Burning rights".

    Oh yeah, and thanx to whoever suggested TweakXP for my autologon problem, I already had it installed, just hadn't noticed the option :)
     
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