Windoz XP Pro!

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  1. tavenger5

    tavenger5 Mr Admin Guy Staff Member Admin

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    XP is a lot sleeker then I expected. The stock colors are kinda gay and they're the first thing I changed. The second was the start menu.. too cluttered... third was the grouping feature on the task bar.. too annoying using AIM and multiple MSIE windows..

    Besides those things, it runs just as good as 2k Pro, but is a lot more user friendly. I can tell many things are based on 2k Pro just by looking at it. I must add that it was a quick and painless upgrade, compared to 2k being like loosing your mouse and having to type everything in. Must easier on the install

    So far I'm happy with it. Also shuts down and starts much faster.. something that is always good.

    Anyone else have it and wish to share?
  2. tavenger5

    tavenger5 Mr Admin Guy Staff Member Admin

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  3. TECHNO BLASE

    TECHNO BLASE New Member

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    i have xp pro and 2000 pro if anyone wants one or both drop me a line
  4. Dave_K

    Dave_K New Member

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    winxp tis to sluggish :(
  5. lpquinones

    lpquinones New Member

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    I love XP. I have the home edition. I like many features included in this upgrade that weren't in the Millenium. Anyway, I must admit, it does start up much quicker. That was one of the claims Microsoft made. However, as to shutting down faster, I think at first my PC did, but now, it takes longer than it used to with Me. Anyone have any ideas why?
  6. alwayson

    alwayson New Member

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    win2k

    I really like win2k
  7. gary1b

    gary1b New Member

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    Found XP Pro to be as good as expected but as for shutting down
    it does take longer than 98 or ME on my system due to the network. It seems to take ages closing network connections.
  8. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    You guys have no ideas how many fierce arguments this subject has caused on several other boards I've been to...
    I am impressed with how this one is going (again, being a little late to the conversation...)

    I have tried both XP and 2k - I will continue to use 2k (mostly because I found XPs "sleek new design" to be vulgar, insulting and I took great offence to it)
    ;)

    Most bugs in Win2k (in my experience, and with others I've talked to) were associated with the OS before service pack 2's release.
    I personally have had no problems with it.
    XP (for me) ran much slower on the whole, but did start and shut down faster.

    Others I've talked to have had LARGE problems with different CD burners (and other hardware) as well as (specifically) the New Creative Labs Soundblaster Audigy soundcard - Grabbed my interest as a MIDI'er.
    MMmmmm MMmmm MMmmmm - Love that Win2k.:thumbsup:
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2002
  9. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    OH! Important if you're going to run WinXP

    I'm sure everyone knows about the spyware "features" coded into WinXP -
    Here is a great proggy that removes/deactivates the spyware in any version of WinXP! It's called XPAntiSpy.
    GREAT proggy - and there is a detailed info text file that tells you more about what it does...
    I would never run XP without this!
    Njoy!

    Attached Files:

  10. Darkflame

    Darkflame New Member

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    Thanks for the file, it's nice to know we got something we can use again Micro$loth considering how they talk so much about maintaining your privacy...sounds to me like a sham.
  11. theARTiSAN

    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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    Right on DarkFlame :thumbsup:
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    theARTiSAN Administrator Staff Member Super Mod

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  13. HansWarner

    HansWarner New Member

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    i just setup windows 2k and it runs very good
    and some of my friends had problems with xp some not
    so i 'll stay with 2k

    massafagga
  14. KingXII

    KingXII S MOD

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    ME shuts down most of the time way to fast for data to be written to the hdd, causing corrupt data. Having a fast computer and ME is a no no:nono: XP and 2k makes sure that the data is saved on the hdd before shutting down. It's ingenious. j/k XP is slower because of the extra graphics etc. I'm currently using 2k for school work and other work and stuff I do that I really want to keep. XP is used for games on my comp. I'm still having problems installing some games on 2k bc the games won't let me install it on a nt based OS, and for some reason nothing happens on XP BTW XP is built ontop of 2k and 2k is built ontop of nt4 and 2k is nicknamed NT5.
  15. vladascin

    vladascin New Member

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    No one ever could force me to change back to Win2k or Win98.... Even if WinXP have some problems, like how to find tools if you do not know how it may be named... If you find something by accident, good, in the other case, it's your problem...
    LM
  16. hotguitar99

    hotguitar99 New Member

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    MICROSUCKS!!

    all versions but i must use it to keep my job... and now i must upgrade to xp from....yes 98se....im slow on the microsucks band wagon.....but this tread here will give me lots of good do's and dont's, keep posting until it hurts
  17. JaWa

    JaWa New Member

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    I upgraded from 98se to XP corporate ;) now with sp1
    i can understand people comment on xp that it has a childish look however compared to 98se it faaaar more stable (my expierence) and so far i had no troubles with any game (a regular heard negative poin)
    for me its only MS Xp... i'm even considering to purchase it (legall ownership) ofcourse for a student price
  18. evansst

    evansst New Member

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    I typed "Go To Hell" in Google and it came back at the top of the list with Microsoft.... no joke ... check it out!!
  19. MindYOs

    MindYOs New Member

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    Xp and windows 2000 are almost the same operating system...besides a few GUI, *graphical user interface* updates.....The only thing is that i think XP has some privacy issues......like when something goes wrong, it gives you the option of sending a description of your problem to microsoft along with other text describing your system and thangs...........Imma have to check out that anti-spyware theartisan talked about.
  20. djshay

    djshay New Member

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    Just a word of warning about Win XP with sp1. Have you read the EULA. When you agree to it, you're basically agreeing for Microsoft to 'look' at your machine anytime you're online. I think they use the term 'Gathering Information'. I'm ok in the fact that I'm actually running a legal copy (For a change..lol).
    This also applies to Win2000 sp3. You have been warned

    djshay
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