[internetworkers] running WIN x apps on XP
geschwin at email.unc.edu
Tue Sep 10 11:45:52 EDT 2002
It's not so much that the driver architecture has to change, but whether
the device manufacturers decide to write drivers according to WDM
(Windows Driver Model), which, to be certified as WDM compliant, must
work under win9x as well as under win2k - and presumably winXP. Of
course it is not in the device manufacturer's best interest to supply
drivers for the latest Windows version for all of their legacy devices,
since if no drivers for the latest Windows version are available, then
it forces the consumer to purchase a new device. Nice evil revenue
stream, if you ask me.
My $0.02 worth...
From: internetworkers-admin at lists.ibiblio.org
[mailto:internetworkers-admin at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Calvin
Sent: Tuesday, September 10, 2002 10:38 AM
To: internetworkers at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: Re: [internetworkers] running WIN x apps on XP
At 11:24 AM 9/10/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>On Wednesday 21 August 2002 12:31, Edward Wesolowski wrote:
> > Has anyone had experience running apps on XP that were written for
> > versions of Windows? I've got a couple of touchscreen apps that are
> > buggy under the current XP and would like to figure a way to run
> > ...suggestions?
> > Thanks
> > Ed Wesolowski
>Maybe the problem lies in the touchscreen drivers. WindowsXP drivers
>different from previous versions of Windows products. Try to update
>drivers and see what happens.
>But... do you really need to uupgrade those computers to WindowsXP?
>being costly in $$$, there's no guarantee that your older applications
>work with WinXP, due to how different WinXP is from Win95/98/Me
Nor is there any guarantee that your printer will work, as my Father
out the hard way. He has a Canon BJC-5000. Canon, in their infinite
decided to not produce a driver for this model and none of the other
windows platforms drivers will work with it. So my Dad now has a very
expensive paperweight sitting on his desk.
One can argue that Canon shoud have produced a driver for this printer.
it's also amazing the "Windows" changes so much from one release to the
next that the driver architectures have to change and the drivers have
be rewritten each time.
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