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Posts posted by what3v3r

  1. thats because MS cant tell if you just upgraded your motherboard/hdd or if you try to install Vista on a different computer. both looks the same on their end.

  2. in many countries (especially in europe) the EULA is not valid since it violates local law. there is no harm in breaking it. even if MS decides to shut down your copy of windows, you can sue them, and they know that, thats why MS wont do anything.

    There is still the moral obligation (which cant be enforced). so if it makes you feel better when you do what MS wants you to, feel free to buy the more expensive retail version.

  3. everybody who thinks the huge memory footprint of vista is a bad thing, should seriously read this article:


    it explains very nicely why it is not a bad thing, and on the contrary helps make vista faster (if there is enough memory)

    the bottom line is, that vista has sophisticated algorithms that try to guess what software you are trying to run at a certain time and preload that software an all its used libraries in the memory. i personally never understood why people buy 1GB of memory and then dont want the OS to use it. thats what you bought it for, remember? If you start applications vista flushes the preloaded stuff to the HDD and makes way for your applications. as you can see theres really nothing bad here.

    my point is that vista uses the available memory much better than xp did, and yes, maybe vista needs more ram to do its magic, but its not like you wont benefit from it. if you dont want to upgrade your system now, install vista after you did at some point in the future.

  4. (Not considering any 'work arounds' or 'hacks') I think MS disabled the ability to do a clean install from an upgrade version didn't they? Used to be an upgrade version of windows asked to see a previous version before continuing, then it did a full clean install, but I do believe this capability has been removed for Vista.

    yes, from what ive read its only possible to start the upgrade from within an already installed windows. but obviously vista doesnt care what version of windows that is, and whether its activated or not.

  5. you can use the bootsect.exe tool on the vista DVD (DVD:\boot) to restore the vista boot sector. i dont know if it can be used from within XP - if not you can launch it by booting from your vista dvd, hit shift+f10 to get to the command promt, navigate to the "boot" folder and use it from there:

    bootsect {/help|/nt60|/nt52} {SYS|ALL|<DriveLetter>:} [/force]

    as you can see this tool can also be used to restore the windows XP boot sector, by using /nt52 - if you need to

  6. i also think that MS should at least give people a choice in license. those enthusiasts who change their hardware more often, should be able to get a license that costs more but doesnt restrict the amount of hardware changes allowed.

    actually, as "-I-" points out, thats the case already with windows XP.

    also there are even more restrictions in this license than what you have discussed in this thread. All editions of vista (except the ultimate and maybe the business edition) can not be controlled by "remote desktop". the only remote access feature that is allowed is "remote assistance". that means that a user has to be logged on already and maybe he also has to confirm the remote assistance.

    something else that will probably bug alot of people on this board is the fact that the license does not allow you to create iso images, or copy the contents of the installation DVD to a hard drive. only the ultimate edition is an exception.

  7. I know that XP w/ SP2 is a very capable OS, but up to now, I have not been able to set permissions as I need for point 2).

    To be able to set permissions in Windows XP you need to have your partition formatted as NTFS then you have to uncheck: tools> folder options>View> Use simple file sharing (the latest option down)

    youll also need the professional edition of windows xp

  8. i know that windows mobile 5 supports certificate authentication for wireless networks but so far i have been unable to optain a certificate from a windows 2003 certificate authority for my mobile.

    the only way i could see this work is by using the web enrollment services, but it wants me to supply a certificate request, and i have no idea where to get it from. BTW using Exchange is not an option.

    any ideas?

  9. Maybe it has something to do with a program you installed, or a specific setting you made. this may take long, but you should try to trigger the error after every change you make to your system. you could also try to monitor the cpu temperature, maybe it simply gets too hot and requires better cooling

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