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Old 03-16-2002, 03:34 PM
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I've heard about, but noticed that this topic wasn't really mentioned on public. Not PCMag and stuff, but for typical SEU. and that's ~ 75% of all users

Nobody tells you about, when you come to store to get it,
Nobody will point you to this serious disadvantage, that's all ...


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Old 03-16-2002, 04:09 PM
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Your limited to 3 hardware upgrades then XP tells you you need to re-register or it stops working in a preset amount of time

Here's a link to some posts about that

http://www.netsmog.com/cgi-bin/yabb/...139934&start=0

And here's the world's easiest crack. SPAMThis was proven on a beta but may still work

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/4/20433.html

According to this note on the register just copy that file back from a backup copy and as long as your memory didn't chage your fine. SPAMYou rally need to read this though it goes into great detail as to what will trigger a re-register notification and how long you'll have.
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Old 03-17-2002, 01:41 AM
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Default Re: WinXP licence vs HW upgrades

sorry savage, but it aint 3, it was gonna be four prior to release and then when they released it it became 6.

you right chef, they didn't say a word in the stores, i didn't hear what you saying. i dont think it is that bad though, cuz four months after an upgrade it takes it off of upgrade status or so to speak.so if you upgrade once a month you can go forever without having to re-activate
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Old 03-17-2002, 03:21 PM
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BEST WAY TO GET AROUND THAT: SPAMuse win98 or win2kpro SPAM
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Old 03-17-2002, 03:44 PM
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Default Re: WinXP licence vs HW upgrades

one problem though,
[table][tr][td]Windows 98 lacks[/td][td][/td][td]Stability[/td][/tr][tr][td]Windows 2000 lacks[/td][td][/td][td]Compatibility[/td][/tr][tr][td]Windows XP lacks[/td][td][/td][td](N/A)[/td][/tr][/table]
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Old 03-17-2002, 04:02 PM
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talking about XP lacks you may find this article interesting
http://grc.com/dos/xpconference.htm


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Old 03-17-2002, 06:59 PM
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Sorry about tha Vee ess I didn't here they upped it to 6. SPAMBut I disagree about 98 not being stable. SPAMMy system is fairly stable considering how much messin' I do with it SPAM;D . SPAM I had 2000 on my laptop at work and went back to 98 for stability and general pain in the ass issues. SPAMMessed with XP for 5 minutes on someone else's computer and was very sorry for even looking at it. SPAMThe few things I like about Windows was gone. SPAMTheir right it makes you free. SPAMFree to shoot yourself in the face. SPAMIf you want something to be user friendly why make it harder to use. SPAMI just want it to run quicker and better. SPAMI don't need the integrated crap and the electric butt wiper. SPAMIf I need DVD software I'll go get it. SPAMJust give me speed and ease of use. SPAMThat is what an OS needs to be. SPAM(and now I'll get of my soapbox.)
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Old 03-17-2002, 07:31 PM
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win 98 has pretty good stability,
win2k yeah maybe, but i like it SPAM
XP isnt out there for us techies, its out there for joe computer illiterate
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Old 03-17-2002, 11:49 PM
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Default Re: WinXP licence vs HW upgrades

on many computers, i believe you are right Savage. mine has weird configuration though and it doesn't run any DOS kernel OS very stabily. With 2k, i have not had it crash twice in a day. In fact XP hasn't crashed yet, in a week, and 2k hadn't crashed for me for a period of about 8 months, coulda kept going but i installed XP. I have gotten acustom to the way you tweak 2k and xp and could not go back even if it was stable to a DOS kernel OS, simply cuz of the lack of power. It is hard to find at first in 2k and xp, but once you find the areas to play in, you are drenched in powerful toys.

now gonna read Chef's article
edit: but its long so ill read when offline
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Old 03-18-2002, 01:24 PM
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not Chef's but Steve's article . he's the real pro and there's much more great articles on his site.

Now about stability.
There is no perfect OS, so if Win2000 crashes (more like freezes) on sth, I run that specific application on Win98 and vice versa. Older OS are usually more stable, that's why W2K networks are not popular yet.
Not all W98 software was approved to work with WinME/XP/2K, but it works fine. It's obviously impossible to predict how certain application would behave on certain machine with another 100 things installed, so having several OS is not a bad idea

In about 2 yrs MS announced on Win98SE/Win2000/WinME/WinXP (not to talk about all the pro,corp,adv,pe and so on), so it's odd to think there is sth revolutionary new in each one of these, sure it's fun to try new things, but to waste money for it ???

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