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Subject:Re: Problem with my XP system - Question From:Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com> To:Techwr-l <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com> Date:Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:28:50 -0800
I went from Windows XP to Windows 7 32-bit and as I recall the only
application that wouldn't run was Photoshop 4, so I upgraded to
Photoshop 5. My printer and scanner are both fairly old but both work
The drivers for my old MOTU 828mkii audio interface were no good so I
replaced it, but I got more selling the old one on eBay than the new
one cost me.
On Fri, Dec 27, 2013 at 1:16 PM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> wrote:
> Personally, I would not invest any time in trying to resuscitate a Windows XP installation that has gone sour. I'd bite the bullet and do a clean install of Windows 7 (if I could find a legitimate license to buy) or of Windows 8/8.1. The gotcha, though, is that a lot of older applications have compatibility issues with post-XP Windows versions and and a lot of older peripherals do not have drivers that are fully compatible. A lot of users are going to find that putting off OS upgrades for 6 or 7 years means that they have a lot more upgrading and replacing to do now.
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