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Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000 - 3:01 pm:   

I have a few problems with Windows nt4, they are as follows:-

1. Cannot install modem, it is internal. And is on COM 3 in windows 98 and 95.
It was left in the PCI slot when I installed Windows NT, but NT could not find it.
Tried taking it out, reboating. Then putting it back in again, made no difference.

2. Getting Direct X to work on Windows NT 4, I read somewhere that you need
service packs to get Direct X. So not long after installing NT, I installed
the latest service pack (6.0a). This made no difference, I could not install
Direct X, nor could I run my games which require direct X.

I am totally new to Windows NT 4, I only got it because I have a dual Processor
system. I am very much into windows 95 and 98. But the control panel in NT 4,
is very different than windows 95 and 98.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Paul Major

I am currently running windows 95, because of the problems I have with NT 4.
Danny Albers (Danny)
Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2000 - 11:24 pm:   

You are using the wrong OS for your needs.

Windows 2000 is based off of NT, not Win 98, supports Direct X, for sure, since I play many games on it at my chums who runs it with Direct X apps just fine.

NT 4 and direct X just dont mesh.

Your internal modem is prolly plug and play, which NT 4 does not support. And many modems that are not on the HCL (compatibility list) will be a nightmare to setup.

NT based o/s's are built for stability, not compatibility. ITs a huge difference. Win9x tries to support everything, but gives up some stability to do it.

Win NT and 2000 support stability first, and you should make 100 percent sure that all your components are on the HCL before you install that O/S.

I didnt think it was important at first, but after two years of supporting NT boxes, I gotta tell you, it makes a world of difference.

Windows 2000 is NT, it supports Dual Procs, NTFS, etc... But also supports some of Win9x's features. Like Direct X, plug and play, Fat 32.

You should be using 2000. Thats your problem.

Good luck.

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