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    WinXP OXP foibles

    Over the weekend, I upgraded my Gateway laptop machine from WinME to WinXP Pro. I had OXP and Norton Antivirus installed under WinME. So far, it has been an interesting evolution --

    WinXP broke Norton Antivirus 2002 (as noted in a previous thread). Symantec's web site pretty much says only NAV 2002 will work, and you must uninstall it, then reinstall it. Of course, the compatibility checker in XP didn't tell me that.

    When I took the laptop on the road (removing the network board, and swapping the CD-ROM drive for the floppy disk drive to provide what I need away from the office), I found that OXP decided that was a major change, and needed to be reactivated. It launched in the "limited functionality mode" which really should be "almost no functionality mode". Everything had always worked fine under WinME when I went on the road.

    When I got back home, I tried to reactivate over the Internet, and it wouldn't let me. A relatively painless phone call to M/S and 15 minutes later, it seems to be working again.

    Hopefully, this might help others.

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    Re: WinXP OXP foibles

    upgrading from win9x to winxp moves the locations of a lot of files and changes the hardware hash - also, there is an update for office that specifically addresses the issue for intel processors and volume licenses. i'm not sure if your problem was the same but it's worth checking it out. (it is included in sp1.)

    several programs need uninstalled and reinstalled -some live NAV, because there are 98 and NT versions(you had 98 and XP is NT) others, like EZCD, just "because". <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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