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  1. "Performance" means that the write cache has been turned on. Basically, it's a delayed write to the stick. If you yank the stick before the system has had a chance to flush the cache (write contents to the stick) whatever was in the cache will be lost. Other, unpredictable results are also possible, like corrupted data on the stick. Your mileage may vary.
  2. Next time you read something extraordinary, research it a little more. The internet is full of idiots and trolls. Don't be one of them. http://www.snopes.com/computer/internet/dellbug.asp
  3. Definately WPI. After the research and the initial learning curve it will become your friend.
  4. No mention of OS/2, BeOS, CP/M and several others? The "ever" in the title may be superfluous.
  5. The following may be of help: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcen...04/hey0921.mspx http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/15533.html
  6. A question about a computer evolving to a b***h session by a disgruntled ex-employee? Next topic please...
  7. No6

    New LCD

    Another nod for the Samsung monitor. Although there are cheaper monitors out there like Acer and Viewsonic, I like the Samsung colour quality the best. It's only a personal thing of course, everyone has their own preference. I bought a Samsung 225BW which is 22" widescreen for $409 Canadian.
  8. For someone who needs help your manners leave a lot to be desired. Besides... You weren't very clear as to what you wanted to accomplish. Ask a vague question, get a generic answer. Incidently, I do not volunteer answers to rude people.
  9. [quote name='The Inquirer' So we are back at the beginning - you need to buy a new graphic card and a new OS to have the hardware DirectX 10 acceleration on an API that supports it. So, in order to get DX10 one will need at least a new video card, possibly new mobo and that opens a whole new can of worms and upgrades. DX10 may be very important to hard-core gamers, but what about the casual gamer who wants to play a game only occassionaly? Considering the draconian licensing restrictions on top of that, someone please remind me why I'd want to "upgrade" from XP?
  10. This is a weird installation issue. If I install on VMWare virtual machine or a no-name desktop PC, the $Docs and $Progs directories are copied properly. When I use the same ISO to install on my DELL laptop or an old IBM PII desktop, neither of them is copied. The other directories, $$ and $1 are copied normally. Does anyone have an idea as to why this may be happening? I cannot figure out what changes the conditions of the installation. I even tried a plain-Jane installation, no drivers, programs, tweaks or anything else, same thing. My Brand Name computers do not like to copy $Docs and $Progs.
  11. I remember way back in time, when Microsoft Explorer bought/licensed the rights to Mosaic browser and they released IE 1.0. People, including me, were laughing at their "feeble" attempt to compete with Netscape. I don't know Zune's pros/cons or how it compares to the iPod, I own a cheap MP3 player. I just know that when Microsoft enters a field, they rarely fail. Is the Zune going to be the iPod killer or even a mediocre competitor? I have no clue. I do know though that were it possible to buy shares for that Microsoft division, I would trip over myself doing it.
  12. Autopartition doesn't even need to be there. Remove it altogether but add the following; [unattended] Repartition = "No" You should get options then. You said that everything else worked fine so I'm assuming that all other entries are correct for unattendend installation.
  13. I have no direct answer to your problem, nor do I want to debate the lagality of using someone else's slipstreamed CD's, but I, too, think that your problem stems from using installations made from someone else who has no clue about your own requirements. Do yourself a favour and learn how to make your own unattended CD's. Not only will you get a sense of accomplishment from it, but the finished product will be made to your own specifications and requirements. Good luck whatever you decide to do.
  14. It'a a usual occurance when changing hardware, as far as I know. Just go into CMOS setup and save. At next reboot it shouldn't come up.
  15. That's pretty much it, providing that the machines have the original installation on them. If they have been cleaned up by re-formating and have been activated using their sticker key, it won't work. Thonaker, find a machine that retains the original installation, or if you have recovery disks use them to restore it. After that you can use one of the programs that report the product key to get the factory key. It's all downhill from there. Factory keys generally work on all/most models of the same manufacturer and require no activation. I envy you, 100 units from the same manufacturer... Wish I were so lucky!
  16. I had a similar problem, this is what I did; I used Driver Genius to get all the pertinent drivers from the laptop, then noted the factory Key of my laptop. I borrowed an OEM CD to use as the source of my UA installation, and used the drivers saved by Driver Genius and the laptop's original factory key. I could use the key from the sticker but the factory key does not require authentication. It worked out great in my case. My laptop is a Dell, your mileage may vary.
  17. Thanks for your suggestion, it was worth a shot but it didn't work. Updates still leave undeletable files behind. Something occured to me. Before, I was using straight IDE partitions. Now, I'm using a Raid 5 configuration. Could there be a relationship between the two? I can't be absolutely certain but this issue came up around the time that I started using RAID. I've been using UA for a year and a half now and only in the last month have I been having this problem.
  18. Thanks for the reply, will try your suggestion and post results.
  19. I need to revive this topic hoping to get some answers. This is frustrating me. Still having the randomly named folders created during UA Installation by the updates and hotfixes. The thing that throws me off is that this doesn't happen when I test the installation in VMWare, nor does it happen when I install on a PC with a single drive. I also have no problem if I do the updates manually. It only happens when I install on a multi-drive system. I'd hate to have to disconnect drives to do a UA installation, it defeats the purpose of the project right from the start. I attempted to delete the directories at a later stage of UA, after the hotfixes have been installed but the system has not initialized to lock them, but I discovered that the names are not static. They change with each installation. It boggles my mind. Suggestions, anyone?
  20. Care to share the script? Anything that helps defend the PC is valuable.
  21. You can remove the following from the Registry; HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\AllFilesystemObjects\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Send To

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