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  1. If you got it off MSDN, there should be a serial available for you there. I havent looked though because i didn't think they it would require one.
  2. utterly pointless post in regards to this thread... I believe Beta1 was primarily aimed at SECURITY and that enhancements to CSS and HTML amonst others will be made for Beta2. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Well I certainly hope that security WAS the focus, because from the looks of it, all they have done is added tabs and changed the layout a bit.
  3. I can't get my batch script to work. I'm trying to silently install Firfox extensions, but it won't work. Here is the command for doing the job: start /wait "%PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -install-global-extension "%PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\adblock.xpi" And here is the same thing in the batch script: echo. echo Installing First Extension start /wait "%PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe" -install-global-extension "%PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\adblock.xpi" It won't work though! An error box titled "-install-global-extension" will come up saying: Or you could just copy the above code and make your own batch file and see the error yourself.
  4. I have relatives in Tehran, and they tell me Piracy is extremely rampant there. Most Xbox/PS2 games only cost one or two USD. And it is a similar situation with movies and Windows. But the thing is over there, it is open. The government doesn't care about anti=piracy of American goods. If you pirate something from Iran though, they will come after you) I have cousins in London who are extremely computer proficcient. They pirate goods all the time. Pirated WinXP, pirated games etc. But He does not sell it or use it for commercial purposes. It's strictly for his own enjoyment or learning. Yes it is still illegal, but MS should be hunting down the companies who do this. I had no idea they would do this to home users in India. Maybe you should try to promote Linux? It's a cliche thing to say, but some Linux distributions are really trying hard to target home users. Namely Lycoris and Ubuntu. Bottom line is that it is cheaper, and it will spare you 5250 rupees.
  5. If it is a WinXP CD, nLite will make light work of it. Just go to the last stage and it will do it for you.
  6. Of course. (Unless you dont want it to) It will work as if you put a Windows XP CD into any version of windows. You can make it look like whatever you want though.
  7. Repair/Maintenance tools can sometimes be dangerous. Best thing is to do a regular reformat (once every 3-6 months or so) and try minimize the amount of applications that you install.
  8. My PC always makes a beep. But that comes from the PC speaker, not the hard drive. Usually any noise coming from the hard drive should be a deep, low humming (normal) or an unpleasant grinding sound (very bad). But it won't beep.
  9. I have a properly working version... http://rapidshare.de/files/3456086/test.zip.html
  10. Yes but I haven't finished it totally. If you want it i'll post it when i'm done with it. Also because that program is shareware, there are limitations on it. The compiled .exe will only work for 4 days after compiling and it will add a dialogue box on start and a little text link in the corner. You can't expect much from a trial, but it's worth taking for a spin! (I'll get a .exe up in about 10 minutes)
  11. Blackbox is alright, but if you like the 'Windows XP' look, it's really not for you unless you want to customize it a LOT. It bever worked right for me anyway. Sure it would replace the shell, desktop, task bar etc etc, but when opening windows, and folders, they would appear as normal no matter what.
  12. If ever there is a commercial version or this, I will be intersted. You've caught my attention and I'm keeping an eye on this product now. I've also read the comments of other users being skeptical about this, and I'll hav to follow suit and be wary myself.
  13. I can't explain this very well in words, so the picture will do the talking. I dont have a DVD burner, and I wanted all my applications in one place. So I can't burn a large 1.2GB iso with a ton of things in it. Heres what I did: I simply made another cd with the silent installers on it, and used a program called Autoplay Media Studio 5. I won't explain what this does - I'll let the picture do the talking. So I have a GUI to choose which apps I want installed silently. Results are great. The background pictures in the setup.exe were taken from the original setup.exe, but the rest of it, placement, text and functionality are all from scratch. It looks very professional too! It's VERY flexible too.
  14. 128GB of physical memory? That would cause some power outages...
  15. @Jcarle MCE is XP Pro, but supposedly with much more support for all sorts of media, like movies, pictures etc. If you have a media capture card, you can do a lot with it. I havent tried it myself, but it is designed for maximum functionality with TVs, DVD players and things of that sort. Looks bloody nice too. I'm thinking of using that over XP Pro.

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