Another XP comment--

I have three systems running in my cube 2 with 98SE and 1 with XP. Have had
nothing but problems trying to place XP in an engineering environment. So
the XP system will become a dual boot machine doing clerical stuff only WORD
and maybe EXCEL. I had problems even using it as a graphical system with
mMicrosofts PhotoDraw. Downloading pictures from a Flash Compact Disk (
SanDisk) from my Nikon proved disastrous. XP showed good images in its
browser/previewer when in fact it had corrupted 2 days worth of product
photo shots. Screw Bill Gates and Microsofts push for yearly upgrades when
in fact these improved products only add additional headaches to my world


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brad Velander" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Tuesday, January 08, 2002 12:24 PM
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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