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Why are the technet participants keeping quite about this

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Why are the technet participants keeping quite about this

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Re: Why are the technet participants keeping quite about this

Because we're all still using xp or 2003.
If you want to blow up your pc i'm can pass it on. Wink
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I thought Vista SP2 was called Windows 7  Grin Crazy
(but I bet that Vista SP3 will be, for all practical purpopses)
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Re: Why are the technet participants keeping quite about this

I wonder if SP2 will make vista work?
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That's what I want to know - I doubt it  Cool
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Have to use windows for work, who pay for msdn subscription where sp2 has also appeared. 

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Re: Why are the technet participants keeping quite about this

Im on Vista SP1 here at this very second - and it sort of seems to work - I mean I'm online, using MS Word, Excel and various other programs !  Smiley
But I'm not putting on my home comfuser
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I am running Vista for one reason only - I wanted a 64 bit operating system (not Linux) and I wouldn't tough XP 64 bit with a bargepole.
Having said that I find the boot up of Vista to a useable state is getting slower and slower but I can't face a reinstall  Sad
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Re: Why are the technet participants keeping quite about this

Quote from: Santiago
I wonder if SP2 will make vista work?

If that were the case they wouldn't be in such a hurry to get Windows 7 out the door.
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I am going to have to do Vista re-install on my daughters laptop at the weekend. It is getting slower and slower to boot and shutdown. There are lots of hardware and software issues that I am giving up on trying to sort out, so it's a re-install, It is the only machine we have here running vista, everything else is XP which I find a lot more manageable.
I would put XP on her machine but I don't have a spare copy.
If any of the vista converts out there would like to donate your old and unused copy of XP........ Tongue
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What make is the laptop? Lips are sealed  Roll eyes
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Hmmm not sure about them, don't know how they produce XP CD's.
If it was a Dell any old Dell XP OEM CD would work (desktop or laptop) without any validation issues.... (just need to get the drivers).
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If it was a Dell any old Dell XP OEM CD would work (desktop or laptop) without any validation issues.... (just need to get the drivers).

In theory the Dell ones work on any manufacturers kit, but you need to copy the files, and alter the Manufacturer=Dell part to whatever manufacturer made your kit, then burn to a CD ready to install from.
Clearly in order to do such a thing you must take responsibility for ensuring that you are fully compliant with any licensing and regulatory obligations/restrictions.
I have managed to do this with Compaq, Fujitsu Siemens and HP Kit
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