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Win XP???

Discussion in 'Recording' started by munkee, Sep 9, 2001.

  1. munkee

    munkee Guest

    What do you think of Win XP? Is it worth going from Win ME?

    I upgraded from Win 98se to Win ME. Could I still upgrade to XP.. What I mean is..is it ok to install major upgrades over each other?
     
  2. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    For me, no. I use win2k, and I move soundcards and other hardware around like potatoe chips! So, that silly MICROS~1 registration scheme where you have to get a new reg code from MICROS~1 everytime your hardware changes, is not going to work for me.
    But WinME is along the same 16/32 bit code kludge lines as win98 & win95, so going to Win XP will be worth it if all your hardware is supported, and you don't mind sending your hardware configuration to MICROS~1 everytime it changes.
    It will be much more stable.

    ljp
     
  3. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I'm currently doing some testing with WinXP..just installing it as I type on my other computer..I'll let you know how it goes..as far as the new code every time issue..it is lame..but hey..I'm sure it will end..hopefully..my audio machine isnt hooked up to the internet so I have to call every time...ewwww!!!
    Opus
     
  4. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    WinXP update...Waves can not be loaded! I talked with a Waves guy who reccomends not to use it in XP just yet! Also Wavelab has some issues as well loading up..I get C++ runtime errors...oh well..I'll keep pummeling away at it and let you all know what I come up with..
    Munkee...stay with WinMe for now..dont upgrade..if you want you can always switch to Win2k..I use it and love it very much!
    Opus
     
  5. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    Hey Opus-
    Would you mind changing a soundcard or some hardware... when you do, do you have to get another reg code from microsoft.com?
    I heard maybe they were taking that out of the OS.

    ljp
     
  6. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    sure, I'll pop in a network card I have and see what happens..let ya know when I do it
    Opus
     
  7. munkee

    munkee Guest

    Does XP support more than 512 megs of Ram? I know ME and 98 causes some problems.
     
  8. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Munkee...where the ^#$% did you hear that $*^t? It all really depends on your motherboard and the configuration you put the memory in as!

    ljp, have you heard of this issue..this is the second time I have come across this subject of Windows98 having memory limitations?

    Munkee...check your motherboard specs as to how much it can handle..the OS doesnt mind a lot of RAM!!!
    Opus
     
  9. munkee

    munkee Guest

    http://support.microsoft.com/directory/article.asp?ID=KB;EN-US;Q253912

    here is the article about the issue...what do you think?

    My MB is the ASUS P3V4X and it will support about 2 gigs of ram.

    some guy also claimed that XP helped reduce his latency about 50%???
     
  10. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    Yes, I have heard that. Win9x versions have a limit on the amount of RAM.
    The win2k, winXP are real OS's and can handle large RAM.

    Since most home users use win9x, and have probably barely 64MB ram (god, my brother still uses Win95b, w/ 32MB!! I did upgrade him to IE5, tho.), I don't think MICROS~1 ever really fixed this.

    The link seems to have a workaround, tho
    :D

    ljp
     
  11. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I stand corrected!! interesting...very interesting..I just got my system with WinXP going and installing Pro Animation software as well to do testing with...it's definatley designed for that!! I'll let you know what I come out with
     
  12. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    anim, eh? I tried some once, but you know what? I couldn't draw to save my life! :cool:

    ljp
     
  13. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    that would be friggen cool if the 428 could control Maya!!! My roomate would have a heart attack!! lol
    Yea, my roomate is amazing at 3D animation..he's a pro animator working in the film industry right now...if you look at my services page he did the little spermy thing going back and forth between the speakers!! He's going to do some more stuff for his page very soon..the animation page..he's going to go nuts on the Opus Audio Projects title!! I'll let you know when he does it
    Opus
     
  14. munkee

    munkee Guest

    I updated from 98se to ME. Therefore, I would be updating from ME to XP...Is it bad to do updates as opposed to full installs??? Especailly since I've already done one?(98se to ME)...I've heard other other opinions...what do you think???
     
  15. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    That's kinda a hard call. I would suggest going from winME to winXP, though, to do an install. Backup configuration things like Favorites, your Start Menu, the Quick Launch. That way you can overwrite these, and easily 'upgrade' your needed links and stuff. You will have to reinstall alot of programs, but not ALL of them. Things like Cubase or heavy duty apps usually need to have the install procedure to set registry entries and register dll's.
    In general doing an upgrade will introduce some weirdness of the registry or files that may not get overwritten properly.

    ljp
     
  16. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    I would reccomend not upgrading but doing a full reinstall to XP "if" you were to go that route..for the meantime I would not go there yet munkee...it's still in the eval stage and not a final release product..there are plenty o bugs to fix and issues to be found..I'm finding that Waves wont install into my system..get a good amount of abrupt restarts and other wierd issues..I played back some audio tracks but I cant really tell how well they are playing without waves plugins installed to gauge properly. I know someone who has installed Waves perfectly and waiting for him to respond to me on how he did it! Until then, go to Win2k on a full install...it's better that way since it has a different type of shell than WinME
    Opus
     
  17. munkee

    munkee Guest

    I will wait till the official release. How does it work with the 428? Does it affect the latency? Thanks for the advice!
     
  18. angelic

    angelic Guest

    what is the dif between XP, XP pro, and corporate
    versions and I have also heard that it really
    matters which one you have and install, pertaining to configs or hardware or what?
     
  19. munkee

    munkee Guest

    Is there a way to do a full install while storing all my files and programs on another hard drive. then after it's installed drag and drop or copy it back to the original drive ME was on?
     
  20. llornkcor

    llornkcor Active Member

    munkee,
    yes, you can do that, BUT, again, some programs need to have registry entries, and dll's registered, so you'll have to install them. In fact, that's what I do,backup Program Files, and any other directories containing apps that I need.

    Cubase WILL need to be reinstalled. Most MICROS~1 apps (Office, etc) will need to be reinstalled, same for Sound Forge. Other apps like Goldwave, Cool Edit 2000 and the like, I can get away with just plopping it into the new drive, perhaps only having to put in the reg. number again, and make sure the shortcut points to the correct place.

    good luck!
    ljp
     

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