Originally Posted by awsniper
I did the download and its telling me that The software didnt pass Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. IS it just giving my that because it does not have the signature of microsoft xp, or is there a problem somewhere? Im going to hold off on the install.
Tactrix OpenPort Vehicle Interface Drivers :: was what failed.
Okay, if you Google 'windows logo testing' you get this windows logo testing - Google Search
I'm a network admin by trade, I don't claim to be an expert at windows or the way it was coded, but everything I understand follows the general gist of those links. Basically, the program might or might not work (it obviously does), but microsoft hasn't certified that it will work. So it can't use Genuine Windows Software on the box. (Not a real problem for software you download.) This is best summarized here: WHQL Testing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
(it's called WHQL now, same thing, new marketing name.)
If you know the people writing the software, you might have them look into this: Windows Logo Kit - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
as that's the process you go through to get this certification on your software. But knowing MicroSoft it is probably not free to do. If you deal with a lot of OpenSource or custom-made software you will see this warning a lot. You will also see this warning more often on boxes that are poorly 'tuned' (ie. that have hardware or software conflicts already).
Anyway, there are good reasons for that process and that warning, but I don't think it is coincidental that you see it more often with software that's free. Hope this helps.