The verdict: XI runs with no issues by itself. Just make sure you're logged in as the administrator and that you turned off User Account Controls.
XI's **** child Windower is another story and crashes, but that will have to be resolved on the Windower forums, not here.
____________________________FFXI: Catwho on Bismarck. Once again a top bard on the server: Dardaubla 90 on 1/6/2014
FFXIV: Katarh Mest on Lamia - Member of The Swarm and leader of Grammarian Tea House chat LS
I can't understand anyone who skips the cutscenes of a Final Fantasy game. That's like going to Texas and not getting barbecue.