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anyone had problems with XP so far?
deerslayer Nov-13-01 10:33 AM
I have had a few games that will not work right, and have found changing drivers to be a bit of a pain. I have been unable to replace the VIA4-1's that come with XP ( 4.33) with 4.35 that is XP compatable. Go thru the setup install and then after when checking in hardware devices still shows the old version. Also unzipped the 4-1's and went to hardware devices, and tried updating driver. both ways it seems to take the driver ok, but when checking after reboot in driver details it shows original version. Besides that I have taken a liking to XP. I have a 633 celeron @ 1064 that had 5 weeks 3 days uptime @ 100 % cpu load until the power went out. Kind of avoiding putting XP on my pentium 3, as ATI drivers for the radeon are pretty bad for windows 2000, so I am wary of the XP drivers.


Pentium 3 1000 @ 1100 ( windows 2000 server), Abit bx-133, 256 Mb Mushkin Rev.3 cas 2-2-2, ATI Radeon
AMD Thunderbird 1.4 @ 1.63 (24/7) IWILL KK266R , Corsairs pc 150 cl2, Leadtek GeForce 3


1. RE: anyone had problems with XP so far?
lbyard Nov-13-01 10:29 PM
In response to message 0
I have some rather serious problems. CD Creator 5 Basic doesn't work (which is a major problem when that is the software supplied with three Sony DCD-RW drives I bought for XP computers). I am having network problems with one customer's computer which I hope to solve tomorrow. I can't get it to see his domain controller. Networking XP can be a real bear. I got 4-in-1 to install last week. Try uninstalling and then installing. The Abit Siluro MX200 drivers are not up-to-date. Larry

2. RE: anyone had problems with XP so far?
deerslayer Nov-14-01 10:29 AM
In response to message 1
I have had some quirky networking problems as well. Nothing as serious as yours though. As for the video driver, It is nice that they have one for you to use right off the bat, but I found the Geforce 3 driver that XP came with gave a 50 % hit in performance compared to the official 21.81 from Nvidia that is out now.
As for the 4-1's. the annoying thing I have with XP that I forgot to mention before is the automated driver install that XP does. I have removed driver before and rebooted, only to have XP reinstall the driver I just removed!!! ( bad words go in here) It certainly doesn't seem to update drivers well. I will try what you mentioned. What do you think of the new Epox boards so far? Thinking of moving to DDR but have yet to see a board/chipset that does not have issues.

Pentium 3 1000 @ 1100 ( windows 2000 server), Abit bx-133, 256 Mb Mushkin Rev.3 cas 2-2-2, ATI Radeon
AMD Thunderbird 1.4 @ 1.63 (24/7) IWILL KK266R , Corsairs pc 150 cl2, Leadtek GeForce 3


3. CD Creator 5 Basic Windows XP Compatibility Fix
lbyard Nov-14-01 11:10 PM
In response to message 1
A patch has been released to fix the CD Creator 5 Basic Windows XP compatibility problem. It is available at http://www.roxio.com/en/support/ecdc/ecdc_basic_xp_updt.html. Larry

4. RE: CD Creator 5 Basic Windows XP Compatibility Fix
copperpipe Nov-15-01 08:31 PM
In response to message 3
I recall that there was a compatibility problem with DirectX 8 and CD Creator in Win9X. I hope that isn't a problem in XP.

5. RE: CD Creator 5 Basic Windows XP Compatibility Fix
lbyard Nov-15-01 10:12 PM
In response to message 4
CD Creator 5 Basic worked fine after applying the XP patch last night. Larry

6. RE: anyone had problems with XP so far?
nutvoot Nov-30-01 12:03 PM
In response to message 1
my supramax usb modem won't work with
windows xp i went through diamond support
website and it said supramax is not compatible
with windows xp, i hope they will do something
soon.

11. RE: anyone had problems with XP so far?
gchristides Feb-16-02 05:21 PM
In response to message 6
This modem uses the Conexant HCF chipset. Conexant has very recently posted generic drivers (release date 4/2/2002) that should work with the majority of the modems based on this chipset.

After many hours of frustration experimenting with other manufacturers drivers that use the same chipset (with no result), this one finally works!!! (at least with model SUP2920 - P/N 32680001-003).

Check this out: http://www.conexant.com/customer/md_driverassistance.html

http://www.conexant.com/customer/files/HCFu_WinXP.zip

Regards, George


12. RE: anyone had problems with XP so far?
nutvoot Feb-19-02 06:05 AM
In response to message 11
the beta driver can be found at
<a href="ftp://ftp.diamondmm.com/pub/communications/supra/Supramax/sup2920/";>ftp://ftp.diamondmm.com/pub/communications/supra/Supramax/sup2920/<;/a>

only work with v.92 model not v.90 one


7. RE: anyone had problems with XP so far?
BBATES Dec-01-01 02:14 PM
In response to message 0
I can't figure out why Microsoft would design XP Home so you cannot login to a domain. Atleast that is what I am told. Can anyone confirm this? Why would they do this besides wanting the extra $100 for the PRO version.

9. RE: anyone had problems with XP so far?
lbyard Dec-01-01 06:52 PM
In response to message 7
You have answered your own question: greed. The Windows XP Home Edition has been crippled so “business users” with a domain server have to purchase Win XP Pro (or not upgrade), which can log into a local area network domain. My solution to that would be to get rid of the Windows NT/2000 Server and install a Linux server. Which I hope to try-out before long. I have verified that Pro supports logons to domains and Home does not. Larry

10. Windows XP Professionsl and Homw Edition Differences
lbyard Dec-01-01 09:24 PM
In response to message 7
Q. What are the differences between Windows XP Professional and Home Edition versions?

A. The official Microsoft comparison is at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosing2.asp.

In some respects the Home Edition has fewer capabilities than Windows 98/Me and one must upgrade to the Pro version (and pay noticeably more) to get them. They include:

Login into a Windows domain server (Windows NT, 2000 Server) on a local area network.

Personal Web Server. The Pro version has Microsoft's Internet Information Server which has a much more sophisticated web server than the Personal Web Server plus ftp and gopher servers. The IIS web server can run on the Internet.

I have heard from other sources that the Windows XP upgrade cannot be used to upgrade Windows 95. When I clean-installed the Home Edition upgrade on a bare hard disk drive and it asked that a CD from a qualifying product be inserted in the CD-ROM drive for verification, Windows 95 was listed as one of the qualifying upgrade products. However, I have not actually done it yet with a Windows 95 CD.
Larry


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