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02-05-2001, 12:27 AM
I just started setting up my PC as dual boot Win98se and Win2k. I'm about halfway through it (98 installed) and I'm wondering if I even need 98 anymore. So my question is:
Other than gaming, what applications have cause incompatibility problems on Win2k?
Some of the applications I will be running are
MS Visual Studios 6.0
(Whatever other art programs my sister would use)
02-05-2001, 12:50 AM
You should have no problems running any of those programs. The only thing that I have had trouble with in the past was my parallel scanner. I think it's time to go USB... :hmm:
02-05-2001, 01:08 AM
USB is definately the way to go.
Currently, I have zero devices connected to my paralell-port. In terms of USB, here's what I am constantly hot-swapping:
USB FM Radio (D-Link)
Sidewinder Pro gamepad
Photosmart P1100 inkjet (Review) (http://www.pcinsight.com/reviews/p1100)
Scanjet 3300C (Review) (http://www.pcinsight.com/reviews/3300c)
Photosmart 315 digital camera
Intel Easy PC Camera webcam
Logitech Wheel Mouse Optical
To manage this, I currently have a 4-port D-Link USB hub.... still means I disconnect devices often though.
The best part of this is, all these devices work flawlessly on Win2k (except for the webcam, which I haven't actually tried under this OS yet).
Sorry for all these edits you may be seeing here, I'm stumbling a bit with the vB code here.
[Edited by GuruX on 02-04-2001 at 10:14 PM]
02-05-2001, 01:38 AM
even most games aren't a problem in win2k
check microsoft's compatability lists at http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/upgrade
02-06-2001, 01:17 PM
(see my post)
Win2k hates my USB devices-I have five. I can run some of them, but not all of them, or Win2k gets poopy.
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