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From: Jack Wise <jwise@hal-pc.org>
Subject: Re: OT: Windows
Date: 2008-04-17 14:51:51
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Timo Pietil„ wrote:
> Jack Wise wrote:
>
>> Timo Pietil„ wrote:
>>
>>> If you want to see how fast your five year old computer _REALLY_ is
>>> start up msconfig and select diagnostic startup. It is amasing how
>>> much faster your computer starts and runs with only basic necessary
>>> processes started.
>>>
>>> Timo Pietil„
>>
>>
>> I tested this and was not pleased with the results.  I lost my  DSL
>> internet connection and had to re-activate  Windowze  XP.  (Which took
>> a telephone call to Microsoft (:{
>>
>> I immediately restored to the regular configuration.
>
>
> Diagnostic startup is obviously for diagnostics but it doesn't change
> anything. The fact you would need to re-activate your XP is surprise to
> me. Never happened to me in any environment. It should not cause
> re-activation; nothing really changed in your computer. In case of real
> emergency safe-mode would be even worse for you. Strange. Nothing in
> Google either for that.
>
> (DSL you would obviously lose until you restore regular configuration:
> only basic necessary processes loaded.)
>
> hmmm... For Vista there is hotfix for that: read
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/937426/en-us
>
> My advice was only for XP, which is still the most stable and best
> windows around. Maybe Vista gets to same after SP2, maybe not.
> Unfortunately Vista is far from ready product. It is not as stable, not
> nearly as fast and has much worse compatibility with current hardware
> than XP. It _DOES_ have much improved internal design, but it isn't
> ready for corporate use.
>
> Timo Pietil„

Thanks for your reply.  I agree with you about XP, but it is not my
operating system of choice.  I boot XP to play Angband.  Otherwise I
still use  IBM's  OS/2.  For a 10+  year   old operating system, it is
still the best  going - in my not-so-humble opinion.  (;>)


Jack Wise

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