Windows 2000 Support is Gone!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by basherhp2112, Aug 12, 2007.

  1. basherhp2112 macrumors member

    basherhp2112

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    Have you noticed Windows 2000 (W2K) has fallen off the Apple's Support map?

    Major applications like iTunes and QuickTime are no longer supported.:mad:

    Check out their Websites:

    - http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/

    - http://www.apple.com/quicktime/download/

    You might ask how I found this out.:confused:

    I was playing with one of my old W2K computers and tried to watch a quicktime movie of iLife '08 through Firefox.

    Guess what, it didn't work and asked me to load an upgraded version.

    I thought no problem, click the link and download the 'latest and greatest'.

    Problem is that W2K is no longer supported as indicated by the QuickTime Webpage. (See posted link above.)

    I know W2K is old architecture, and I have since ordered a new 24" iMac that will be shipping to my home around August 14th.:D

    I guess I upgraded just in time...:rolleyes:

    So a word to the wise, make sure you are running at least Windows XP SP2 or Vista, because that is the only thing that Apple is supporting on the Windows side.

    I also noticed that the New Gigabit AirPort Express Base Station only works with Windows XP SP2 and Vista.

    Check the System Requirements in the link below.

    http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APP...wo/StoreReentry.wo?productLearnMore=MB053LL/A

    I hope this was educational...:cool:

    Bye Bye Windoze 2000...

    Peace...:apple:
     
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus

    xUKHCx

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    A word to the wise don't run Vista. Hsrdly surprising i mean it is 7 years old. The latest iTunes only supports back to 10.3.9 which is what 2.5 years old.

    Microsoft's view is

     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    Hmmm, the iTunes site suggests it works with Win2k as long as you use QT 7.1.6 and not 7.2?

    Honestly, though, as nice as Win2k is, I guess in perspective, Apple does not exactly support Cheetah or Puma either, and barely supports Jaguar, all of which are newer than Win2k.
     

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