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Old 12-23-2005, 12:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I format my pc, XP was not connecting to my router correctly and after much troubleshooting it seemed a format was the route to go.

I install 98se because for whatever reason the reinstall disks (not a full version) of XP that came with the pc are not installing correctly. Well I couldn't get the hotfixes I need for 98 because Mircosoft is charging for that now, thanks.

So..... I install the full version of XP that is running on my other PC now of course this is pirating if you read the terms of service, but I figure I can use the key for the XP copy that came with the PC (for the resourse disks that didn't work). Well of course that is not accepted. So now I have to go blow $100.00 to get another copy of XP... Merry Christmas.

BTW Time picked Bill Gates as man of the year.

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Old 12-23-2005, 12:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't understand why you are going to get a new copy of XP. You said that the disks weren't installing properly? Perhaps instead of a rant (that went in the wrong forum, anyways) asking for help might have been a more appropriate course of action.


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Old 12-23-2005, 01:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well your right about a more appropriate course of action.
Also I didn't see a rant fourm,sorry..But I do feel better getting that out of my system.

If I can muster up enough patience I may try trouble shooting the resource disks, I cannot remember the error off the top of my head (I think it said a file was corrupt). I just don't understand what could cause an error for a fresh install on a formated HD.
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Old 12-23-2005, 04:04 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally posted by souschef
BTW Time picked Bill Gates as man of the year.
They didn't pick him because he started Microsoft

They picked him, his wife, and Bono because of their exploits for the underprivileged, especially in third-world countries.
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