6.5 on XP?

Last Post 04 Apr 2007 04:42 AM by JHunter. 4 Replies.
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SirBFP
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26 Oct 2004 09:50 AM
The readme's only mention NT 4. I guess that makes sense as they were written in 1996.

I have an NT 4 box that is and has been VERY stable for a long time now. I don't really want to install 6.5 on it if I don't have to as this is strictly a customer support issue.

Before I screw up my XP box in a futile attempt ... will 6.5 run on XP?
SirBFP
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26 Oct 2004 10:32 AM
Better? Yes, no doubt.

But this is not a server I'm trying to create. I am merely trying to provide some off-site support for a client. They use 6.5. I need a local copy.

Will it work?
SQLUSA
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22 Mar 2007 10:05 PM
Probably it will work since MS cares about backward compatibility.

Let us know.
SwePeso
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04 Apr 2007 01:43 AM
Yes. Backwards compatibility WITHIN the database.

This is the closest I have found. Too bad it now only is for Vista, but as far as I remember when Windows XP was released, SQL Server 6.5 is NOT supported on Windows XP.

http://www.microsoft.com/sql/howtob...vista.mspx
JHunter
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04 Apr 2007 04:42 AM
Setup a virtual machine, then you can mirror the clients OS and SQL install (including disks). The last thing you want is to thow in additional variable.

Is this an option? I only ever use virtual machines now for this kind thing!

Cheers,
Jamie


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