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NAM addon altering Boot.ini?

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Hey I installed the NAM addon recently but I'm having some issues.

 

When I did the install, there was a message saying it may alter my Boot.ini.

 

Anyways, it did that and my computer has been running poorly since.  I'm not 100% sure if that's what caused it, but I want to undo it anyways to check. 

 

I don't know what the message said about how to undo what I did, so wondering if someone remembers the message or can help?

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Ro-Bo is correct.  Changing boot.ini is necessary for the patch to work on pre-Vista systems.  But in some cases, it can cause instability.  In these cases, simply replace boot.ini with boot.ini.bak.  SC4 may be a little less stable (or not), but the rest of your system will then be fine.

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It should be in your root directory, right next to boot.ini.  If you've deleted it, no problem.  Just edit boot.ini and remove the "/3GB" switch.  Boot.ini is normally a hidden, system, read-only file, so you may have to change some settings in order to edit it.

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  • It should be in your root directory, right next to boot.ini.  If you've deleted it, no problem.  Just edit boot.ini and remove the "/3GB" switch.  Boot.ini is normally a hidden, system, read-only file, so you may have to change some settings in order to edit it.

     

    Looks like I fixed it with the edit.

     

    Thank a Ton.   Electric BJ :party:

    I realized that I misunderstood what boot.ini was when I looked it up.  This is why I don't mess around with XP anymore.  Win7 works perfectly fine for my needs.

    Ya I've needed to upgrade, but we fear change.   Windows XP has always been so good for me.  There's no issues with win7?  I'm afraid to get Win7 and then find something that makes me pull my hair out.

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    Don't fear of upgrading. SC4 works fine with Win 7 (and 8 for that matter). It usually just needs a few compatibility tweaks to get things running smoothly.

     

    It's something worth considering, as Microsoft finally ends support for Windows XP next year. After this, you can continue to use XP, but security updates will no longer be released.

    Taking your system offline would be advised when this happens.

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    My experience has been that Windows 7 is an easy transition from XP.  Something my father says that I agree with is that Microsoft does a good job on every other OS they create.  98 was good, 2000 bad, XP good, Vista bad, 7 good...

     

    Windows 8, in my opinion, is completely unnecessary for non-touch screen devices.  It's a good choice for a tablet maybe, but if you're talking about a standard desktop or laptop, there's no real benefits to getting it instead of 7.  And, like I said, 7 is probably the most similar to XP.

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    Microsoft, like a lot of software producers we know, seems to produce an extended beta between good releases.  There is clearly something amiss between their marketing arm and the quality assurance arm.  Of course 'quality' is defined as 'conformance to specification' so there can be some open water there where computer programs are concerned.

     

    Some of the bright ideas in the specification are often pie in the sky until vetted by a large customer base.

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