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How compitable is Win XP?

By NIGY ·
I would like to know how compatible is Win XP?
See most of the stuff for it is not readily availiable so in my opinion it's more a bother than a step forward , maybe I am just saying that because I can't get much out of it.

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by James R Linn In reply to How compitable is Win XP?

In my experience its very compatible.

Win 95/98/Me relied on a core of DOS, mainly for compatibility reasons. NT/2000 relied on a new non DOS kernel which was more robust. NT/2000 uses an emulator for DOS sessions and but it doesn't always work.
XP combines the two - its based on the NT/2000 kernel, so 32 bit Windows apps that work in NT/2000 today will likely run without any issues. It also has much improved ability to handle old DOS based and/or 16 bit Windows apps.

So if anything, its compatible with more things than any other OS.

In practise, I migrated to XP from 98 and haven't found any problems. My CD burning software didn't work - but its built into the software for XP already, so I'm not missing anything.

James

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by Avanturis In reply to How compitable is Win XP?

The compatabiltiy of XP is limited due to the newness of the product. There is a scan you can run of you system, it is on the microsoft website in the XP section. This will check your current hardware and software and give you a run down of any hardware that needs to be replaced and software that needs to be upgraded. It will also direct you to the most current site to update drivers. The whole process is quite easy and makes the enire transition less stressfull. Enjoy.

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