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Does Protel 99 SE work with Windows Vista ?

Discussion in 'Electronic Design' started by Rodo, May 29, 2007.

  1. Rodo

    Rodo Guest

    Hi all,

    I need to install Protel 99 SE in a new laptop that I have to buy and all
    laptops now have Windows Vista. Does anyone know if Protel 99 SE works ok
    with vista ?

    Thanks a bunch.
     
  2. budgie

    budgie Guest

    Dell have recently offered a reversion - XP - on their new machines. Don't know
    if Dell is on your radar though.
     
  3. I have heard it does, but in case it doesn't, you always have VirtualPC or
    similar to run XP or 2k.

    Gerhard
     
  4. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    From what I've heard, almost nothing works OK with vista.

    Get a laptop with a CD or DVD drive, format the hard disk, and install
    Linux. Or, tell them to leave the Vista out and install some version
    of doze that you've had good luck with.

    Cheers!
    Rich
     
  5. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

  6. James Beck

    James Beck Guest

  7. JeffM

    JeffM Guest

    I forgot to mention that Dell has gone off the deep end
    on this whole **Your Favorite OS** thing. :cool:
    http://www.google.com/search?q=site:slashdot.org+intitle:Dell+intitle:Ubuntu

    The vendors who want to stay in business
    are realizing that *monoculture* ain't the future.
     
  8. PeteS

    PeteS Guest

    I was out looking for a laptop for my wife and the local stores all
    insisted that Vista pre-installed was required - so I told them my money
    was not required and they could keep their crapware. I found a laptop
    with NO OS pre-installed at my local friendly store and loaded up Ubuntu
    which does all she needs.

    Vista is the biggest footgun in the history of computers, it seems.

    Cheers

    PeteS
     
  9. JackShephard

    JackShephard Guest

    Tripe like that is what makes YOU the troll, boy.

    ALL he has to do is change the properties of the installation file to
    make it appear as to be running under XP or W2k, and then, MAYBE do the
    same with the executable in the installed Pkg.

    Right click on file, select "Properties", then the "Compatibility" tab.

    Oh boy... any two year old could do it that isn't on the piss and moan
    idiot wagon.

    Go.ABC.com would not let me watch a live episode with their newest
    viewer until I did this with my Explorer and Firefox programs. Afterward,
    they were unaware of what the OS was. NOW, they have since added Vista
    acceptance, and I reset my browsers. It isn't any more difficult than a
    few mouse clicks... SHEESH, boys... get with it. Don't just ASSUME, ASK
    for help.

    You guys are worse than male drivers that refuse to stop and look at
    THE ROAD MAP!

    This is not new to Vista. XP had similar problems and they were
    addressed in the same manner.

    How many YEARS behind are you idiots going to fall before you realize
    that the problem is YOU?

    The OS works fine.
     
  10. JackShephard

    JackShephard Guest


    You guys are backward idiots.

    The SMART VENDORS DO offer it!

    Maybe one day, you'll all catch up.

    Knowing how dumb you guys are acting, it will be after DRM in the apps
    you use REQUIRE you to do so.

    Did you all not install the dot net frameworks so you could chat
    online? SAME SHIT.

    Catch up, or stay at home, pounding your puds.
     
  11. JackShephard

    JackShephard Guest


    Dell is also going to be offering Linux gear as well. There is an
    article in the Linux Journal mag about that very thing, and Dell's
    customer survey, and the list of thousands of responses for everything
    from NO pre-installed OS to various Linux configurations.
     
  12. JackShephard

    JackShephard Guest


    Only for foottards.
     
  13. Dh

    Dh Guest

    I've got laptop preinstalled with vista & most of my electronics
    softwares dint run on it!!! now m back to XP again!
    better dont go for vista..
     
  14. JackShephard

    JackShephard Guest


    All you had to do is change the fucking compatibility mode on the
    executable. D'oh!
     
  15. James Beck

    James Beck Guest

    Does Vista's "Compatibility Mode" work any better than XP's ?
    I found it next to useless under XP.
    I just bit the bullet and upgraded as much of my apps as I could and
    moved on.

    Jim
     
  16. krw

    krw Guest

    Vista is next to useless. Compatability mode doesn't help at all.
    Not always possible. I bought an XP license and will delete the
    Vista virus.
     
  17. James Beck

    James Beck Guest

    Long before Vista came out, I bought a copy of XP Pro 64bit, just to see
    what would or wouldn't run on it. The disk broke during installation
    and I never sent it back for replacement. I think my next system will
    probably be a Vista machine with some type of virtualization for running
    98SE or XP. Hell, I still run some ANCIENT DOS stuff in XP under
    DOSBox.

    Jim
     
  18. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    Guess you'd better plonk me then, I guess.

    Good day.
    Rich
     
  19. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    .
    Are all vista users as sophisticated and genteel as you appear to be?

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
  20. Rich Grise

    Rich Grise Guest

    An operating system that makes you modify your existing software is
    worse than useless.

    But, I guess there's no talking sense to the M$ addicts. Sigh.

    The sad part is, this annoying little twerp is probably going to become
    a millionaire doing help-desk work for vista victims.

    Thanks,
    Rich
     
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