The P4 is running XP, where the PII is running Windows 98 SE, so I'm wondering if it's an OS problem?


I've recently bought a new P4 with basically all the bells and whistles, but I'm finding a few things different than my old PII (which by the way is networked to the P4) and I'm hoping to find the answers of course from the ever so witty!

First off, I've checked my "security" level, which is in the default "medium" slot, but I find that when checking certain sites, that it reverts to giving me the page I'm sure we've all seen in the past, which basically tells you that there either is no site at that particular address, or that there is a problem in finding it, and in the end tells you to hit your "back" arrow. This is happening on the P4, but, when I go to the old PII that particular site comes up with no problems at it does take longer obviously being a slower computer.

Both computers have Norton 2003, as well as I have a router with firewall protection if that helps...but as I said, both are set up this way.

The P4 is running XP, where the PII is running Windows 98 SE, so I'm wondering if it's an OS problem?

Question 2... On the P4, having Windows XP, when checking out mpegs, the Mpeg player is a different version than on the PII, but I rather like the old Mpeg viewer with Windows 98 over the new one, as it hasn't acted up like the new version. What I mean by this is, the computer also has ....I should say had Quicktime on it, but no matter whether I was looking at an mpg or avi, both kept coming up with Quicktime rather than Windows Media Player (which I prefer). The only way I could rectify this, was to totally delete Quicktime off of the computer!

I continually went to the control panel, and Folder Options, and then "View File Types" and made sure that the Mpeg player was chosen, but undoubtedly the Quicktime would again come up when I wanted the Windows Media Player to show the mpeg.

I'm wondering if there is a way that I can have the computer use Windows Media Player to be the default with everything, and not revert to Quicktime (if I download it again)?

I await your honorable answers/comments guys/gals!



This question was answered on April 2, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.


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Posted by ricardo of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 2, 2003