[access-uk] Re: installing win2000pro?

  • From: "goshawk" <goshawk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Mar 2006 00:02:11 -0000

RE: [access-uk] installing win2000pro?I am getting a bit confused here, as I 
thought that they put a stop to the standard and pro fiasco, and there was only 
one version of window-eyes now. 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Steve Nutt 
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Monday, March 20, 2006 9:24 PM
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: installing win2000pro?

  Hi Andrew,

  No standard version of WE works with Windows 2000, only the professional 

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  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of 
Andrew Hodgson
  Sent: 20 March 2006 12:53
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; 
VICUG-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; tvi-talk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [access-uk] Re: installing win2000pro?


  Windows 2000 is no longer in real support and so you will end up with drivers 
not being available etc.  You would also need to upgrade to the professional 
version of your screen reader, if using JFW or Windoweyes - however if I 
remember correctly an older version (possibly 4.0 of Windoweyes) may work with 
the standard version - though please check.

  How old is the machine?  Are you sure you have drivers for everything?  You 
really need to do a wipe clean - make at least two partitions - one for the OS 
and another one for data, format them both NTFS.

  What specs are the machine?  it may be cheaper to go with XP Home.

  I really wouldn't want to do it, though will help you as much as I can.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of goshawk
  Sent: Mon 20/03/2006 11:04
  To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx; VICUG-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx; 
  Subject: [access-uk] installing win2000pro?

  hello list,
  I am thinking of changing my os to win2000pro, and would like to know the 
  can I just install it over the current os, which is win98se, or do I have to 
wipe the machine clear first?
  is the installation strait forward?
  are there any options I should change rather than just letting it go ahead, 
to ensure better running of the machine?
  any other pointers also would be welcome, as I haven't done anything like 
this before, but win98 is starting to get on my nerves a bit.


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