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#1 2008-03-21 00:25:58
Digsby on Win2k
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I tried installing this on Windows 2000 Pro SP4 and I received a missing DLL file error (gdiplus.dll). So I searched around on this forum for it and the first sticky on Technical Support came up. I figured maybe it will work to just put in the gdiplus.dll file in the "lib" folder, and it did. So just to let everyone else know, it works on Windows 2000 (as long as it's up to date).
Sticky Post:
http://forum.digsby.com/viewtopic.php?id=381

DLL File Download (from the sticky):
http://www.dll-files.com/dllindex/dll-f … ml?gdiplus

Keep up the good work guys!



#2 2008-06-21 09:04:21
Re: Digsby on Win2k
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it may also work to put it in the same directory as digsby.exe or C:\windows\system32

P.S.: duplicate thread http://forum.digsby.com/viewtopic.php?id=1781 for reference.




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#3 2008-06-21 09:48:55
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Thanks. I'm sorry but I tried to find some topics about win2k myself.


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#4 2008-06-21 10:03:24
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Mus wrote:

Thanks. I'm sorry but I tried to find some topics about win2k myself.

no problem, it took me a couple tries to find it, too.
I just want to try to limit duplicate threads, and there was already a good answer in this one; I hope it solves your problem.




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#5 2008-06-21 11:48:38
Re: Digsby on Win2k
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I have also seen problems with trying to run digsby on 95 and 98. It seems to me that digsby was made for xp and vista, maybe i am wrong.


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#6 2008-06-21 12:55:30
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95+98, you're pretty much completely on your own.  We could try, but, digsby is made for newer OS's, it's true.

Even Microsoft doesn't support Windows 98/95 anymore, I don't see a reason why we should try.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/suppor … pport.mspx




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#7 2008-06-21 12:58:06
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chris wrote:

Even Microsoft doesn't support Windows 98/95 anymore, I don't see a reason why we should try.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/suppor … pport.mspx

I know microsoft does not even support 95 and 98 anymore. but what about 2000 like these people are asking?



#8 2008-06-21 13:41:05
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joel wrote:

chris wrote:

Even Microsoft doesn't support Windows 98/95 anymore, I don't see a reason why we should try.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/suppor … pport.mspx

I know microsoft does not even support 95 and 98 anymore. but what about 2000 like these people are asking?

Windows 2000 is much like a bridge OS between NT4 (which was like 9X in some respects), and XP, which changed many things.  Even though 2000 (NT5) and XP (NT5.1) are alike in many respects, 2000 was more of a business level OS and never hit the consumer market.  Almost all business customers switched to XP long ago, so it's an OS which few people use, or would even have around.  Many applications are designed for XP and above, since that group represents more than 90% of the market.  It's stupid to bother with anything else, when XP has the basic features that people are now used to.

XP is more than 7 years old, nobody should be using anything older than that.



#9 2008-06-21 14:12:57
Re: Digsby on Win2k
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Thanks for the explaination.  I needed it.



#10 2008-08-18 19:23:46
Re: Digsby on Win2k
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wrong topic


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#11 2008-08-20 04:06:22
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thanks so much i needed this for my os im running win 2k



#12 2008-09-02 23:26:32
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I find Digsby today and installed it inside a small sized (128MB RAM, 8 MB GraphicRAM, etc.) Windows2000-GuestOS inside VirtualBox (www.virtualbox.org).   It worked well. The missing DLL was the same too.

Using virtual machine installations I like Windows2000-GuestOS much more then WindowsXP-GuestOS!



#13 2008-09-05 11:17:41
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I was wondering if anyone could give me a simple step by step for getting digsby to work on Windows 2000.

Thanks
JW



#14 2008-09-05 11:30:19
Re: Digsby on Win2k
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jeannaweatherspoon wrote:

I was wondering if anyone could give me a simple step by step for getting digsby to work on Windows 2000.

Thanks
JW

Put gdiplus.dll in c:\program files\digsby\lib after installing.



#15 2009-07-29 17:12:37
Re: Digsby on Win2k
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OK, so the official position is that
- Windows 2000 is not supported.
- you do not need the .NET Framework installed.

First of all, to those of you with the opinion that we all need to upgrade to Vista or Win 7... GET A MAC!   

The GDIPLUS.DLL file IS part of the .NET Framework.  However, just installing .NET doesn't make Digsby work.  You must copy the file from the .NET Framework directory (C:\WINNT\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\) to the Digsby directory.

Hope this helps anyone having problems getting Digsby to run on Win2K.  (We're a vanishing breed, but Win2K works.)

/rick



#16 2009-07-29 17:50:59
Re: Digsby on Win2k
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you can get gdiplus as a standalone download from microsoft.  first result when I tried:

Google "gdiplus download"




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#17 2009-07-29 18:06:34
Re: Digsby on Win2k
mike
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i see what you did there.



#18 2009-08-05 23:08:55
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nickthrolson wrote:

thanks so much i needed this for my os im running win 2khttp://www.tracker-analytics.com/track/img/4494/s09v0317fvxp/00.gif

Yeah, unfortunately I'm stuck running this as well. I use it at work, and thankfully it's not for much longer. I think we'll be switching to Windows 7 at release.



#19 2009-10-07 00:58:26
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Dave wrote:

XP is more than 7 years old, nobody should be using anything older than that.

The fact is many people DO use operating systems older than XP. As a computer tech I see lots of people using older computers running 98 or ME. The fact is XP will not run smoothly on a PC with a 350 Mhz processor or 256 MB Ram.

I would like to see a way made to run Digsby on older computers running Windows 98 and Me. Not everyone uses the latest and greatest in technology.



#20 2009-10-07 17:41:49
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Max wrote:

Dave wrote:

XP is more than 7 years old, nobody should be using anything older than that.

The fact is many people DO use operating systems older than XP. As a computer tech I see lots of people using older computers running 98 or ME. The fact is XP will not run smoothly on a PC with a 350 Mhz processor or 256 MB Ram.

I would like to see a way made to run Digsby on older computers running Windows 98 and Me. Not everyone uses the latest and greatest in technology.

I guess you and I differ on how we define "many."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_shar … ng_systems



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