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XP vs 2000 With ProE

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XP vs 2000 With ProE

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?

Regards,

Allen Lockhart
Mechanical Development Engineer
(724) 439-7838
(724) 439-7861 (fax)
5 REPLIES 5

RE: XP vs 2000 With ProE

Have had no problems running ProE 2001 on Windows XP Prof for over a year now.

Steve Blumenkranz

RE: XP vs 2000 With ProE

As long as you don't install service pack 2 you'll be fine..

RE: XP vs 2000 With ProE

I SECOND THAT.... Like anything else make sure you are running on certified
hardware and certified drivers... That is the key to problem free operation.

RE: XP vs 2000 With ProE

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, mp3´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).


Regards.

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RE: XP vs 2000 With ProE

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: