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    Possum
    Possum  7148 forum posts England
    4 Aug 2008 - 4:15 PM

    Have just bought a brand new Acer desktop. My techie computer bloke has tried everything to load XP but can't, so I'm stuck with Vista. Does this mean I'd be better off getting Photoshop CS3 for better compatibility, as I gather there are problems with CS2 and Vista?
    All advice welcome - am at the end of my tether... Sad
    Allie

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    crazycucumber

    no reason XP wont go on ... get a better tech ! I ran CS2 for a while on vista before upgrading to CS3 with no problems . CS2 did not like the aero function , but just switched it off itself and back on again when I had finished with CS2 .

    Metalhead
    Metalhead  61866 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Aug 2008 - 4:30 PM

    I wouldn't have thought it would be a problem loading XP onto a new laptop, assuming you have a copy of XP on disc. I thought you could format the hard drive and load XP from scratch. If you already have CS2 and don't need to upgrade, even buying a copy of XP would be much cheaper.

    As mentioned above, get a better computer techie! Smile

    janehewitt
    janehewitt  11215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Aug 2008 - 4:37 PM

    Allie, I had some teething problems with Vista and CS2 but it works fine now. Give it a go and see you might be Ok with it. Jane

    User_Removed
    4 Aug 2008 - 4:38 PM


    Quote: My techie computer bloke has tried everything to load XP but can't

    Get someone else Allie. It's so simple to do for someone who really knows what they're doing.

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 4 Aug 2008 - 4:39 PM
    Metalhead
    Metalhead  61866 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Aug 2008 - 4:53 PM


    Quote: (Metalhead, Possum said desktop, often easier than a laptop for drivers and installation)

    So she did... Don't know where I thought I read laptop?! In that case, as you pointed out, it should definitely be do-able.

    strawman
    strawman  1022006 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Aug 2008 - 5:28 PM

    I believe Chris has the issue. It is often the modern Hard disks that gives the Xp instal the problem. So it is probably the SATA drives that give issues. This is a fairly well documented issue with fitting Xp to modern PC's

    But having said that Vista and CS2 should work together. The work arounds are well documented. Why not just give Vista a go?

    Last Modified By strawman at 4 Aug 2008 - 5:29 PM
    User_Removed
    4 Aug 2008 - 5:36 PM


    Quote: It is often the modern Hard disks that gives the Xp instal the problem. So it is probably the SATA drives that give issues. This is a fairly well documented issue with fitting Xp to modern PC's

    Yup. My 'new' (last December) m/c uses SATA drives and is running XP Pro with zero issues at all. Get a new man in Allie!!

    Wink

    Last Modified By User_Removed at 4 Aug 2008 - 5:36 PM
    Possum
    Possum  7148 forum posts England
    4 Aug 2008 - 5:42 PM

    Thanks, all - will take some of this info in for him tomorrow. Can't understand why it's a problem, as the computer has XP drivers; apparently, even with the Vista recovery discs, it's not playing... Let's just hope he hasn't bu££ered it up completely, sob Sad
    Allie

    G73photography

    not sure whats causing the problem with getting xp back on yout desktop, if you already have a xp setup disk you could keep your existing hard drive and buy a new IDE one as xp disks may need an external program for sata (usually on a floppy disk) . im kk`s techie and forever sorting our her pc (touch wood, working fine at the mo), ive just bought a 250 gig hd for about 35 quid and put a copy of windows on that as if your starting from scratch. as far as i know, i`ve never had any problems with cs2 and vista on my pc or laptop, so unless you had any problems with cs2, you could try putting cs2 on to see how it goes,

    Possum
    Possum  7148 forum posts England
    4 Aug 2008 - 7:05 PM

    Thanks, Grainge - wish you were nearer! Am gonna have to go with the flow and see if CS2 will work - if he can ever restore Vista, that is!
    Allie

    G73photography

    as long as you have the restore or recovery disks, you should be ok, the only problem next is installing the hundred and one windows updates for vista. at first i hated vista, but it grows on you like mould and if i had the choice of vista and xp now, vista wins, there are the compatability issues with printers scanners etc, but new items now will be vista compatiable, if you get stuck, let know, G

    Possum
    Possum  7148 forum posts England
    4 Aug 2008 - 7:29 PM

    Thanks, Grainge - I bought the recovery disks with the computer, but he's now having probs even re-installing those... Will know in a couple of days if a solution has been reached, am so fed up of it all (memo to self, must learn to be more techie myself). Will let you know and shout help if I need it - thanks again.
    Allie

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