6 Replies Latest reply on May 9, 2006 4:14 PM by Newsgroup_User

    alternatives to DW?

      My old DW3 won't run on my new computer (which runs Windows Xtremely Poor Professional, whereas my last computer ran Xtremely Poor Home) sniff sob... So I am testing the trial version of DW8.0.1 and there are some problems which might turn out to be insurmountable (mainly because my computer keeps crashing when I run DW ).

      If I decide I can't get by with DW8, does anyone know if I can get an older, but stable, version of DW that will run on XP Pro?

      Or can anyone recommend a completely different wysiwyg editor?

      I am reluctant to move away from DW entirely, 'cos my websites use DW templates, and they are really good if you need to change the entire site.

      It seems a shame I can't find any avenue to ask Adobe these questions (well, perhaps not all of them!) directly. Since I can't get support for DW3 any longer, and you can't get support if you are testing the trial version (as far as I can tell).

      If anyone has any suggestions, please suggest

      Ian

        • 1. Re: alternatives to DW?
          Level 7
          on running dw3, take a look in the windows help for "compatibility mode"

          http://www.google.com/url?sa=U&start=1&q=http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/
          using/helpandsupport/learnmore/appcompat.mspx&e=42

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          • 2. Re: alternatives to DW?
            Level 7
            DW is crashing your XPPro?

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            "jjkkllaa" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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            > My old DW3 won't run on my new computer (which runs Windows Xtremely Poor
            > Professional, whereas my last computer ran Xtremely Poor Home) sniff
            > sob... So
            > I am testing the trial version of DW8.0.1 and there are some problems
            > which
            > might turn out to be insurmountable (mainly because my computer keeps
            > crashing
            > when I run DW ).
            >
            > If I decide I can't get by with DW8, does anyone know if I can get an
            > older,
            > but stable, version of DW that will run on XP Pro?
            >
            > Or can anyone recommend a completely different wysiwyg editor?
            >
            > I am reluctant to move away from DW entirely, 'cos my websites use DW
            > templates, and they are really good if you need to change the entire site.
            >
            > It seems a shame I can't find any avenue to ask Adobe these questions
            > (well,
            > perhaps not all of them!) directly. Since I can't get support for DW3 any
            > longer, and you can't get support if you are testing the trial version (as
            > far
            > as I can tell).
            >
            > If anyone has any suggestions, please suggest
            >
            > Ian
            >
            >
            >


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            • 3. Re: alternatives to DW?
              Yep, DW 8.0.1 crashes my XP Pro, but not all the time.

              Actually XP Pro is an extremely unstable operating system even without DW. It is more ustable than any computer I have used running XP Home, Windows 98 SE, Windows NT and it is even Windows 95. It is the most unstable operating system I have ever used!

              It started crashing the first day I had it on my brand new computer, even before installing any new software or attaching any additional hardware. "Xtremely Poor" does not do it justice.

              But enuf of XP...

              Thanks for the feedback. I HAVE tried running DW 3 in all the compatibility options available, but it freezes on startup in all of them. The event logger says:

              Hanging application Dreamweaver.exe, version 3.0.644.0, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

              DW 8 crashes the computer thus:

              Faulting application dreamweaver.exe, version 8.0.1.2761, faulting module dreamweaver.exe, version 8.0.1.2761, fault address 0x007774fd.

              But can anyone recommend a DIFFERENT wysiwyg editor if I am compelled to give up on DW??? Or has Macromedia made any stable versions of DW that can still be bought??

              Ian
              • 4. Re: alternatives to DW?
                Level 7
                That could be your experience, but many others, including myself, have few
                if any crashes in XP Pro. For me, it's the best since Win2K.



                "jjkkllaa" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
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                > Yep, DW 8.0.1 crashes my XP Pro, but not all the time.
                >
                > Actually XP Pro is an extremely unstable operating system even without DW.
                > It
                > is more ustable than any computer I have used running XP Home, Windows 98
                > SE,
                > Windows NT and it is even Windows 95. It is the most unstable operating
                > system
                > I have ever used!


                • 5. Re: alternatives to DW?
                  Level 7
                  I strongly suspect that your issue is with XP Pro rather than DW.
                  Seems like you're blaming apps based on symptoms which point to the OS.

                  Have you tried clean installing Win XP?

                  > Actually XP Pro is an extremely unstable operating system even without DW.
                  > It
                  > is more ustable than any computer I have used running XP Home, Windows 98
                  > SE,
                  > Windows NT and it is even Windows 95. It is the most unstable operating
                  > system
                  > I have ever used!
                  >
                  > It started crashing the first day I had it on my brand new computer, even
                  > before installing any new software or attaching any additional hardware.
                  > "Xtremely Poor" does not do it justice.

                  FYI, my experience is the opposite after installing XP Pro on 11 different
                  computers progressively over 4 years.

                  If your version starting crashing on the first day, I would not have
                  installed any apps on it until the OS was stable.
                  I would definitely look at a clean install.

                  What are your system specs?

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                  John Waller


                  • 6. Re: alternatives to DW?
                    Level 7
                    How bizarre. XP Pro is rock solid for me. I reboot it once a month
                    begrudgingly....

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                    "jjkkllaa" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
                    news:e3r1a7$abp$1@forums.macromedia.com...
                    > Yep, DW 8.0.1 crashes my XP Pro, but not all the time.
                    >
                    > Actually XP Pro is an extremely unstable operating system even without DW.
                    > It
                    > is more ustable than any computer I have used running XP Home, Windows 98
                    > SE,
                    > Windows NT and it is even Windows 95. It is the most unstable operating
                    > system
                    > I have ever used!
                    >
                    > It started crashing the first day I had it on my brand new computer, even
                    > before installing any new software or attaching any additional hardware.
                    > "Xtremely Poor" does not do it justice.
                    >
                    > But enuf of XP...
                    >
                    > Thanks for the feedback. I HAVE tried running DW 3 in all the
                    > compatibility
                    > options available, but it freezes on startup in all of them. The event
                    > logger
                    > says:
                    >
                    > Hanging application Dreamweaver.exe, version 3.0.644.0, hang module
                    > hungapp,
                    > version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.
                    >
                    > DW 8 crashes the computer thus:
                    >
                    > Faulting application dreamweaver.exe, version 8.0.1.2761, faulting module
                    > dreamweaver.exe, version 8.0.1.2761, fault address 0x007774fd.
                    >
                    > But can anyone recommend a DIFFERENT wysiwyg editor if I am compelled to
                    > give
                    > up on DW??? Or has Macromedia made any stable versions of DW that can
                    > still be
                    > bought??
                    >
                    > Ian
                    >


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