MS OSes RE: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know)

Subject: MS OSes RE: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know)
From: "Sean Brierley" <sbrierley -at- Accu-Time -dot- com>
To: "techwr-l List" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 May 2008 12:19:57 -0400

Considering how miserably my Windows XP SP3 upgrade went (Access
Denied), there's no good choice from Microsoft. But, there I am.

Does FrameMaker work in Vista 64?

What run-of-the-mill applications don't run in Vista 64, anyone know?


Sean Brierley
Technical Writer

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To: Gene Kim-Eng; techwr-l List
Subject: RE: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know)

Gene Kim-Eng wrote (in part):

> Manufacturers shipping computers with Vista Business
> or Ultimate have authorization from MS to include a "downgrade" to XP
> Professional for customers who require it. On request, the computer
> can be shipped preloaded with XP Pro with the Vista disk included for
> later upgrade. Some manufacturers will even install
> both in a dual-boot configuration on request.

But there are only a couple of manufacturers who do this
routinely. If I recall correctly, among the big names only
HP and Dell offer XP rather than Vista as a standard option. And that's
mostly because they have had to offer that choice to their big-volume
corporate customers; the
corporate world has been very slow to adopt Vista as
the standard OS because it would force many of them
to accelerate their hardware refresh cycles to upgrade
systems not capable of running Vista efficiently.

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RE: Laptop Question (off topic? I don't know): From: Fred Ridder

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