Windows XP

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  1. swaimj

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    Has anyone had any experience with this operating system? I got a new computer two days ago with it. Tomorrow I'm taking the computer back for a refund. I have tried all afternoon to load a game in the computer and each time I run it the computer crashes. GRRRRRR :mad:
     
  2. Chemnitz

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    Is the game an old or new one???

    It may not be a problem with xp rather a problem with compatability of older software with new drivers. When I upgraded to win2k from win98, I had several games that wouldn't work anymore because they couldn't use the new operating system.
     
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    We bought a computer with XP and took it back the SAME day!
     
  4. Don

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    Folks, folks, folks. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

    Any military person will tell you: Put an "x" in there, and it means "experimental"....

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    Sometimes Older Software Asks For Lower Versions Of Directx and again incompatable Video Resolution Freezes Up Software. Try and make sure of Technical Paperwork or Readme Files To See If Additional Software (ie Drivers) are Necessary or Special Lower or Higher Video Resolution..

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  6. Bible Believing Bill

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    I have had a computer with XP for about 6 weeks and LOVE IT! I have yet to see a blue screen, have a freeze, or an unexpected reboot.

    I do know that if you go into properties for a program there is now a tab that says compatibility. If you click on that tab you can check the box that says "run this program in compatibility mode for" then in the drop down menu choose Windows 95, Windows 98, ME, 2000 or NT 4.0. My understanding is that this will fool the game into thinking it is running under an older version of Windows.

    Bill

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    That seems to be the trend with XP: people either love it or hate it. I haven't been into computers terribly long but I have learned to manipulate 98 pretty well. I can convince the computer to do things that it really wasn't crazy about doing. XP and ME make it hard to get into the computer's head. I think that was our problem with it.

    Hey, man, I'd even still have a carb and manual choke on my car if they offered them! :D
     
  8. Baptist Believer

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    Yep. I don't like it at all. I left Windows behind for personal use several years ago and have never regretted it. I now use a Macintosh system with OS X, a UNIX operating system with a very nice intuitive interface. I've been running it since March of 2001 and have never had a crash. I use Microsoft Office so I am compatible with everyone else and have the option of running any Windows OS on top of the Mac OS if I need to run a Windows-only program, but I've personally never had the need. I find that most versions of Mac software is better than the Windows counterparts except for games. Microsoft has even pointed out that Office v.X (for Macintosh OS X) is the best version of Office they have ever produced -- including Windows versions.

    At my current job, we use Windows 2000 and I find it more stable than XP. (We have a small number of machines running XP in the network to test how well it works and we have had problems with many of the machines becoming unusable. (Granted, there was no blue screen of death, but if you can't do anything with it, then it has *CRASHED*!) It is particularly unstable on a machine (a very new high-end machine) connected to the scanner. Some days it works fine, other days it won't scan at all -- just locks up.

    If I had my way, I wouldn't even use Windows at work. [​IMG]
     
  9. Choosefaith

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    I have windows XP and it has been miss-behaving a little lately. We had a game that was bought at Ross and it was one of the older type not too old but for Win 95 or 98 or something and it did not work. One thing I did notice and I don't know if any one else has is that sometimes when I shut down the computer it stays on the shutdown screen but does not? Has that happend to anyone? Another thing I do not like is that if you have a problem with a program, turn off the computer and try it again, it usually does it again and asks you if you want to send an Error Report! Ohhhh I don't like that :mad:

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  10. Bible Believing Bill

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    Choosefaith, I know there is a setting somewhere that will turn off error reporting. Its late I'm tired and can't remember how to do it. Maybe tomarrow I'll remember.

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    OK, after a good nights sleep, rational thought returned and I decided to try to make the system work rather than throw it away. Thanks for the replies. The game I had problems with was Nascar 2002. The label says it should run on Win 2000, ME, or XP. With much assistance from others at Sierra's sight (the maker of N2002) and with my brother, I got the game to run. I've gone from :mad: to :D ! But if I crash one more time coming out of the second turn at Daytona... :mad:
     
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    I think the evidence is clear.

    1 Kings 6
    4 He made narrow clerestory windows in the temple. 5 Against the walls of the main hall and inner sanctuary he built a structure around the building, in which there were side rooms. 6 The lowest floor was five cubits wide, the middle floor six cubits and the third floor seven. He made offset ledges around the outside of the temple so that nothing would be inserted into the temple walls. 7 In building the temple, only blocks dressed at the quarry were used, and no hammer, chisel or any other iron tool was heard at the temple site while it was being built. 8 The entrance to the lowest [8] floor was on the south side of the temple; a stairway led up to the middle level and from there to the third. 9 So he built the temple and completed it, roofing it with beams and cedar planks.
     

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