We are currently upgrading some of our computers. IT is installing Windows XP Professional as the OS. I personally like 2000 Professional and have been running ProE on it without any problems. Can we expect to have any problems with the operability of ProE on XP? What are the pros and cons of using XP vs 2000 (professional) with ProE?
Allen Lockhart Mechanical Development Engineer (724) 439-7838 (724) 439-7861 (fax)
I have XP with SP 2 in at least 20 machines and everything works fine, you just need to know some little tip's to work with the popup blockers and the security issues, specially if you want to use the peer-to-peer conference, but if you have a competent IT department you will see some advantages working with SP2. So far I have problems only with movies in a dvx format, it fails randomly, but the music, mp3ÃÂ´s, proe_flex3c (2001 and wildfire 2.0), Pro mechanica, ansys, CFX, and moldflow runs smoothly and the platform it's more stable to run big assemblies (around 2~2.5 GB).
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We've been using XP SP1 without issue. We have a few SP2 machines and haven't seen any issues, either. Most of our machines are Dell 650's with Quadro FX1000's or Wildcat top-end whatever's (6110 I think) or 530's with 700XGL's. Of course, make sure you run the right build of Pro/E (2400 or 3161 or higher or something of the sort, it's on the website, but I'll be darned if I can remember precisely where). You should take a look at the 2001 system stuff, too: