New Vista Users Info

Thanks to Mo for this info

You might have Vista and you might not...but you may have to get it if you need a new computer, so this information related to PSP users and Vista might be a good thing to copy and keep in your documents as a reference:

Vista issues

Older versions of the plugins are known to give problems on machines running Windows Vista. Typically, the host application will freeze or crash as soon as you attempt to use the plugin; plugins from many other suppliers will exhibit the same behaviour. The problem can be avoided, however:

[1] Ensure that you have the very latest versions of the plugins - if in doubt, go to the downloads page and get the latest versions from there!

[2] Try disabling DEP (Data Execution Prevention) for your host graphics application. DEP was introduced in Windows XP but was disabled by default and so didn't usually cause problems. In Vista it's enabled by default, and so usually does cause problems. You can disable DEP by the following procedure:

    Click Start
    Click All Programs
    Click Accessories
    Right Click on Command Prompt
    Left click on Run as Administrator
    Click the Allow button if it asks you for permission
    Type or copy and paste this into the command prompt window:

    bcdedit.exe /set {current} nx AlwaysOff
    Hit enter and you should see the confirmation: Operation Completed Successfully
    Reboot and DEP should be off.


The above was at the Xero Graphics site (obviously the 'downloads' link won't work here).

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