I just bought a laptop for on location use with my D1/D1X, which has XP Home as operating system
On my desktop I use ACDSee 3.0, Capture 3.5 and Photoshop 4.0, which operate fine with Win 98SE.
I'm not an XP user, but remember reading something that this OS is very picky about the software it's combined with (not always compatible with 'older' versions)
As I obviously do use older software (Why replace when it's still working) I wonder if anyone can tell me whether it now becomes inevitable that I have to upgrade.
The Nikon support site already has confirmed that using Capture 3.0/3.5 should be no problem.
Can anybody inform me on their experiences with the other software I mention in combination with XP?
Thanks in advance
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#1. "RE: XP anyone?" | In response to Reply # 0esantos Nikonian since 10th Nov 2002Sat 25-Sep-04 07:45 PM
You should not have any issues using Windows based software that was released in the last four years or so. The problem that you are talking about is with old 16-bit software. XP runs in a true 32-bit environment. Most developers new well in advance that the Windows OS would be moving to this more powerful architecture, so they accommodated for this.
Unless you are running something very old then you may have issues. But, quite frankly, if you do have a problem I think you have squeezed every ounce of use out it and it is time to upgrade.
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#2. "RE: XP anyone?" | In response to Reply # 0KrAzY Registered since 30th Mar 2002Mon 27-Sep-04 08:24 PM
I agree with the last post. Windows XP should not have any trouble with any of those applications. Newer versions of ACDSee are much better (read:faster) though, and might be worth the upgrade. I believe that they offer discounts to returning customers too.
I would encourage you to upgrade to XP Pro, if you're looking to spend some money. Pro is much more stable and configurable. Just my .02 .
#3. "RE: XP anyone?" | In response to Reply # 2Paul K Basic MemberThu 30-Sep-04 07:43 PM
Thanks for the reactions
Just wanted to report that Capture works without a problem, maybe because I didn't install SP2 (but as I'm not going to use this computer on the net, I see no problem with that) so the thumbnails still are there
ACDsee 3.1 also works without any ripples
Only Photoshop initially gave problems due to a message that I supposedly didn't have enough memory.
As I have about one Gig, that seemed impossible (I run the same program on my PII 350 with 256 MB RAM, sloooowww, but still it runs)
After some searching I found a site
where after some reading I saw mentioned to simply turn of the function with which XP designates a portion as Virtuel Memory.
Won't say it's legit, but it did the trick for me
BTW, the Acer Aspire 1703SC (with 1Gig RAM and 120 Gig HDD) I got (second hand) is great.
Downloads a 512 MB cf card in 1 minute 30, batch processes over 100 NEF's in RBG Tiffs in under 7 minutes, and with a lovely big 17' screen as extra.
Only downside is the weight (7 kilo's) and limited battery life (about 1,5 hours)
But as I don't plan to lug it along all the time (more like for downloading, initial postprocessing and CD burning in the hotel in the evening, with ACDC so not depending on the battery) that's not really an issue.
All in a day's work