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Subject:Re: Moving to Windows 2000 Professional... From:Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com> To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 19 Jan 2001 13:17:29 -0800 (PST)
Win 2K is actually really stable compared to Win9x and NT. I used to spend
hours and hours each week fixing problems on our Win98 machines. I moved them
all to Win2k and things improved significantly. It is a much better OS.
However, I have noticed that converted machines (ones that I upgraded from
Win98 to Win2k) seem to disintegrate after about 4 months and have disk access
problems and driver conflicts. I suggest a full wipe-n-rebuild if you are
moving to 2k. Its good to wipe-n-rebuild anyway. Nothing like a clean
harddrive to make things purr along.
I run Win2k on all our boxes and have no troubles with Frame 5.5.6 and Acrobat
4.0. However, Win2k is a little pissy about printer drivers. You may need to
get new ones to insure Acrobat can generate postscript properly. Check your
printer manufacturer for new drivers.
Also, make darn sure your equipment can handle Win2K. You really should have
128MB or RAM. Also strip out any 3rd party disk drivers. Win2k does not like
the Intel Busmaster drivers. MIcrosoft has a whole site devoted to Win2k
compatibility issues. Check it out.
Otherwise, good luck.
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