I got an answer for ya:  NO

I just called them and they said the current version doesn't work because it
hasn't been tested(which is not mutually exclusive). The new version coming
out "this quarter" will probably work with XP.

So there you have it!

Tony


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brad Velander [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 12:25 PM
> To: 'Protel EDA Forum'
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] WIN XP Problems. WAS: proteledaforum Digest for
> 2002- 01-07
>
>
> Dez,
>       since your problem is actually with Win XP Home, have you tried to
> talk to Microsoft? Yeah I know, maybe an hour on the phone just to be
> shunted around or told it is the applications problem, but somewhere,
> sometime, Microsoft has got to be made responsible for their junk.
>       Secondly, it doesn't seem that you have tried Protel for their
> comments. They also have to be made responsible for their
> product. It would
> be interesting if you posted Protel's response on Win XP back to forum
> afterwards. Then we might all gleen some information on Protel's intended
> handling of XP.
>       Short of this, it seems that there are strong opinions on this forum
> but little prospect of help for you because nobody else seems to
> be using or
> planning to use XP. I do remember hearing almost the exact same problems
> here or on the NGs a while back, never heard of anybody coming up with a
> solution then either.
>
> Sincerely,
> Brad Velander.
>
> Lead PCB Designer
> Norsat International Inc.
> #300 - 4401 Still Creek Drive,
> Burnaby, B.C., Canada, V5C 6G9.
> Tel   (604) 292-9089 (direct line)
> Fax  (604) 292-9010
> Website: www.norsat.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Derek Ellis [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 11:56 AM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] proteledaforum Digest for 2002-01-07
>
>
> Sorry to cover old ground...
>
> What was the actual problem with 99SE on XP pro?
>
> Don,
> Thanks for trying to get back to the original problem.
>
> I am really pleased that everyone has such strong opinions on
> Microsoft Win
> XP and their preferences to W2K Pro, however, if I have followed
> the thread
> correctly my original post was related to Protel 99 se SP4 on Win XP home.
>
> I will install SP6 if the person that suggested this is what I should be
> running would like to confirm that this prevents the problems in Win XP
> home. I will install Win XP Pro if someone else can confirm that Protel 99
> se works correctly without issues on this platform. I do not have W2K Pro
> available and I don't believe that this should be a necessary
> step for what
> is effectively a trivial Win XP Home compatibility problem that would take
> very little time for Protel/Altium to sort out.
>
> Protel 99 se SP4 does operate correctly on Win XP Home, however,
> it disables
> a few features in Win XP Home that are what I would call a nuisance.
>
> The problems were Win XP Home Help & Support fails to run and related
> utilities, for example SFC /Scannow will not run, System Information will
> not run. The only way to make these XP Home features work again
> is to format
> and re-install XP, as soon as Protel 99 se is installed again the Win XP
> Home features immediately fail.
>
> Regards
>
> Dez Ellis
>

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