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  #1  
Old April 24th 09, 08:32 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
petergoode
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Default Old Software Resets Video Settings

Hi all, and thanks in advance for any insights...

I had been running Picture It!, the old Works 2002 photo managing program,
on a Dell Dimension system since 12/02...when that system died, I installed
it on a new Dell Vostro 220S system...but kept getting a run time error.

Well, someone familiar with this issue kindly pointed out that this was due
to the large amount of RAM on the new system (3 mb) vs old...so, I installed
the patch, still available, and the program now runs.

Only problem is that when it loads, it resets my video settings from 1024 X
768 32 bit color to 800 X 600 8 bit, which renders everything pretty grainy.

I can use the program, but if nothing else, wondered if someone could
explain why this occurs. If there is a fix, it would be great, but I am
mainly pleased to just be able to use it.

Again, thanks in advance if anyone is familiar such such things.

--
Peter
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  #2  
Old April 25th 09, 12:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
John Inzer
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Default Old Software Resets Video Settings

petergoode wrote:
Hi all, and thanks in advance for any insights...

I had been running Picture It!, the old Works 2002 photo managing
program, on a Dell Dimension system since 12/02...when that system
died, I installed it on a new Dell Vostro 220S system...but kept
getting a run time error.

Well, someone familiar with this issue kindly pointed out that this
was due to the large amount of RAM on the new system (3 mb) vs
old...so, I installed the patch, still available, and the program now
runs.

Only problem is that when it loads, it resets my video settings from
1024 X 768 32 bit color to 800 X 600 8 bit, which renders everything
pretty grainy.

I can use the program, but if nothing else, wondered if someone could
explain why this occurs. If there is a fix, it would be great, but I
am mainly pleased to just be able to use it.

Again, thanks in advance if anyone is familiar such such things.

======================
Me again...more thoughts...

Just wondering.....

What version of Internet Explorer are you running?

Have you tried running PI2002 in compatibility mode?

Maybe the following articles will offer something useful:
Good Luck...

(301911) HOW TO: Use the Program
Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=301911

(292533) HOW TO: Use Windows Program
Compatibility Mode in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=292533

(285909) How to Troubleshoot Program
Compatibility Issues in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=285909

--


John Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk



  #3  
Old April 25th 09, 12:55 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
John Inzer
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Default *More*Old Software Resets Video Settings

FWIW...I'm running PI2002 on my
WinXP Pro SP3 IE6 system...with no
issues....

I think you may have a software conflict...
possibly a virus scanner or even other
image or video editing software.

If you discover the fix...please share it
with us.

--


John Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk
======================
petergoode wrote:
Hi all, and thanks in advance for any insights...

I had been running Picture It!, the old Works 2002 photo managing
program, on a Dell Dimension system since 12/02...when that system
died, I installed it on a new Dell Vostro 220S system...but kept
getting a run time error.

Well, someone familiar with this issue kindly pointed out that this
was due to the large amount of RAM on the new system (3 mb) vs
old...so, I installed the patch, still available, and the program now
runs.

Only problem is that when it loads, it resets my video settings from
1024 X 768 32 bit color to 800 X 600 8 bit, which renders everything
pretty grainy.

I can use the program, but if nothing else, wondered if someone could
explain why this occurs. If there is a fix, it would be great, but I
am mainly pleased to just be able to use it.

Again, thanks in advance if anyone is familiar such such things.

======================
Me again...more thoughts...

Just wondering.....

What version of Internet Explorer are you running?

Have you tried running PI2002 in compatibility mode?

Maybe the following articles will offer something useful:
Good Luck...

(301911) HOW TO: Use the Program
Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=301911

(292533) HOW TO: Use Windows Program
Compatibility Mode in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=292533

(285909) How to Troubleshoot Program
Compatibility Issues in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=285909





  #4  
Old April 25th 09, 01:00 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
petergoode
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Posts: 23
Default Old Software Resets Video Settings

Hi John, I was trying to spare you more questions on this!

g

Good idea, let us see what compatibility does, though since I (wrongly)
again assumed that since PI2002 had run on the old XP Home system, no major
tweaks would have been needed for an XP Pro system...

OK, let me work on this more...

Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

Peter
--
pg


"John Inzer" wrote:

petergoode wrote:
Hi all, and thanks in advance for any insights...

I had been running Picture It!, the old Works 2002 photo managing
program, on a Dell Dimension system since 12/02...when that system
died, I installed it on a new Dell Vostro 220S system...but kept
getting a run time error.

Well, someone familiar with this issue kindly pointed out that this
was due to the large amount of RAM on the new system (3 mb) vs
old...so, I installed the patch, still available, and the program now
runs.

Only problem is that when it loads, it resets my video settings from
1024 X 768 32 bit color to 800 X 600 8 bit, which renders everything
pretty grainy.

I can use the program, but if nothing else, wondered if someone could
explain why this occurs. If there is a fix, it would be great, but I
am mainly pleased to just be able to use it.

Again, thanks in advance if anyone is familiar such such things.

======================
Me again...more thoughts...

Just wondering.....

What version of Internet Explorer are you running?

Have you tried running PI2002 in compatibility mode?

Maybe the following articles will offer something useful:
Good Luck...

(301911) HOW TO: Use the Program
Compatibility Wizard in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=301911

(292533) HOW TO: Use Windows Program
Compatibility Mode in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=292533

(285909) How to Troubleshoot Program
Compatibility Issues in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=285909

--


John Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk




  #5  
Old April 25th 09, 01:43 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
John Inzer
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Posts: 828
Default Old Software Resets Video Settings

petergoode wrote:
Hi John, I was trying to spare you more questions on this!

g

Good idea, let us see what compatibility does, though since I
(wrongly) again assumed that since PI2002 had run on the old XP Home
system, no major tweaks would have been needed for an XP Pro system...

OK, let me work on this more...

Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

Peter

===========================
True it ran on WinXP and still should
but maybe other apps...even IE7 or
IE8 could be at the heart of this.

Lets not forget PI2002 was released
mid to late 2001 so it's pretty much
obsolete. That's why I suggested
that you try Digital Image Suite 2006.
(FWIW...DIS is the continuation of
the Picture It! line)

No problems here...I'll help if I can.
It just so happens that you have an
unusual issue.

Let us know what you discover.

--


John Inzer MS-MVP
Digital Media Experience

Notice
This is not tech support
I am a volunteer

Solutions that work for
me may not work for you

Proceed at your own risk


 




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