At 15:46 07.01.02 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello,
>         As of December 20, 2001 Micro Warehouse still had Windows 2000 
> upgrade
>available.  I am also thinking of purchasing a couple of extra copies for
>future use.

As far as I know, it's legally to DOWNGRADE a Microsoft product.
If you run out of W2000, buy XP and install W2000.

Edi

>   From what I have read,  there is very little advantage in
>upgrading from Windows 2000 to XP.  Certainly none when you factor in the
>extra cost and inconvenience of software activation.  The change from
>Windows NT 4.0 to Windows 2000 however, was impressive.  It was almost like
>getting a processor upgrade.  Protel 99 SE SP6 seems to run better than ever
>on my old PIII machine.
>
>         It just figures,  every time I find something good in a Microsoft 
> product
>they have to go and trash it.  >:(
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Rene Tschaggelar [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
>Sent: Monday, January 07, 2002 3:19 PM
>To: Protel EDA Forum
>Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99 se SP4 on Windows XP Home
>
>
>I tried hard to find some Win2k pro.
>While I was successful now, I know I won't within a few month.
>I stocked a few Win2k for the upcoming machines that will last
>another 6 years. We'll see what happens till then.
>
>
>Rene
>
>Mike Ingle wrote:
> >
> > While in general agreement that I am not interested in moving to XP, one
>is
> > faced with the fact that almost all new PCs come with it.  Thus usres
>buying
> > partticularly name brand PCs are going to be faced with using XP, or
>coming
> > up with an old license for win 2k (my preference).
> >
> > I hate that Protel  is going to have to invest engineering effort into XP
> > compatability rather than autorouter and other basic feature upgrades.
> > Basically as I see it we are all going to be paying for the fact that XP
>is
> > not compatible with previous windows versions.  Protel has no choice but
>to
> > make their product compatible with the latest version of windows.
> >
> > Mike



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