I've just tried to load SW2004 sp0 (from my CDs) on to a virgin copy of XP sp2 - it a brand new installation .
Everthing installs OK untill near the end when it is 'remooving back up files' = It then stops and gives a 'Warning Box' with an 1722 Error with the Windows Installer package.
SW2004 starts but then can't find its dongle !! which is of course plugged.
Is this easy to fix or I suppose my question is the following
Is it worth trying to persue getting SW to work with XP ( I bought an OEM copy so the £80 loss is not an issue)? or will Win 2000 be sufficient as the operating system for the next 3 years say -- I tend to upgrade my machines every 3 years and try not to do much 'underbonnet' fiddly in the meanwhile. So I can easily install my copy of Win2000 instead of XP.
I have tried to drill down in the SW web site to find out their policy for future support for Win2000 but no luck - Does anyone know for how many years SW will support future versions on Win2000.
I think I can live with Win2000 for the next three years - just to get something that actually works, but how long will SW make their new versions run on Win2000. To the non computer literate like myself XP seems to be a 'prettier' version of Win2000 but has it any other advantages over Win2000 that are worth the struggle to get SW to run on it?
Any advice would be appreciated.