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#1 snglnluvnit

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Posted 19 August 2012 - 09:38 PM

I have a friend who is wanting to upgrade his hardware but wishes to continue using Windows 2k, due to a particular program he uses for his farm. What kind of options and what issues am I/he going to have to deal with to get this to work?
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Posted 19 August 2012 - 11:06 PM

Really no happy ending.

Getting modern motherboards and many components to work with WIN2K is a problem. If you do find some cobbled together drivers for the hardware, you still can have performance problems. A lot of times you can get by by using XP .inf files but 2K doesn't play well from a functionality standpoint.

Many programs can be run under emulation mode in a modern OS. Most of the problems I run into are caused by ancient hardware with no modern drivers. I still have to keep a couple of 9X systems running for clients. and even an OS/2 HP unit.

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 06:44 PM

Have him talk to the manufacture of that program and see if that same program is updated to windows xp or windows 7

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Posted 20 August 2012 - 08:09 PM

Thanks for the answers, I have "hopefully" convinced him into upgrading his entire situation including the time clock program.




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