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#1 Guest_Jordan_*

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 12:51 PM

Today MS pulled XP from the shelves and manufacturers no longer have access to "downgrade" your computer to Windows XP. It is yes another bad move on Microsoft's part.

Read more here: Computerworld - Dear Microsoft, thanks for the help, Linux

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It also helps that Microsoft has decided to go ahead and dump XP, the operating system its customers want, no matter how loudly they say they want to keep buying XP. Now that's showing your customers how much you really care about what they want.


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Posted 30 June 2008 - 01:27 PM

When I bought my new computer last December, I made darned certain it was running XP. I have never regretted that decision.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 02:15 PM

Lol'd there, feels kinda funny. M$ always makes their OSes amusing and bloated in the same time. I never raged when I got errors and haven't got any BSoD
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 03:10 PM

Well that sucks, so if my computer just dies I can't take it to a computer store and have them reinstall Windows XP? that would be when i get linux :)
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 05:53 AM

You should already have a valid XP license so yes, you could take it and have them re-install your XP but.... They can't "legally" buy a new copy I don't think.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 06:03 AM

yeah I got a valid license for it. I had Windows XP pro before which I really liked, but the store that sold it to my dad didn't give a CD key for it, or a CD for that matter. hmm.. maybe it wasn't a valid install. :o

so that's good that they can at least re-install XP for me. :o
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 07:57 AM

I thought they promised to keep it for laptops like the EEE PC?
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:35 AM

I thought they promised to keep it for laptops like the EEE PC?


I heard that too; but now am not sure anymore :S
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 10:54 AM

They made a specific standard for ultra-portable laptops, and made a separate licence for XP to be installed on new laptops such as the EEE PC until at least 30 June 2010.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:16 AM

Okay.
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Posted 01 July 2008 - 11:45 AM

Yes, that was an order. ;)
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Posted 02 July 2008 - 11:58 AM

Wow, so I guess that's another truckload of dirt out of microsoft's already deep grave, huh? They promised so much, but when my mother got it, she had to buy another 2 gigs of ram, a new graphics card, to get aero and a faster cpu so that, and she still got 78 sec wait times for the internet! Simply abysmal.
As much as I don't like microsoft, I simply don't understand how they could be so stupid. Ugh.
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