all California cities and counties. If a judge approves the lawsuit as a class action and Microsoft is found liable, the Redmond, Wash.-based company could be liable for many millions of dollars, perhaps billions. "It's anticompetitive, it's predatory, and it denies consumers, and in this case taxpayers, the benefits of innovation that a free marketplace should provide," said San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera. "Taxpayers no less than consumers have been victimized by Microsoft's misconduct, and we are seeking a just resolution with our lawsuit today." Microsoft spokeswoman Stacy Drake said the company's lawyers hadn't fully reviewed the lawsuit, but she defended the company's prices. "We value our relationships with these
http://www.microsoft.com/genuine/downloads/FAQ.aspx: "Windows Genuine Advantage is a program designed to increase customer awareness and preference for genuine Windows XP software by highlighting the value of genuine software over counterfeit or pirated installations. The benefits of using genuine Windows include:" "Greater reliability. Using genuine Microsoft software helps you stay up to date with the features and enhancements that keep your PC running as smoothly as possible." How? Doesn't Automatic Update work the same for counterfeit and pirated installations? "Faster access to updates. Using genuine Microsoft software is the best way to receive the latest product updates, product enhancement and support from Microsoft." Does WGA
and W XPhome Ed. because I want to kill a malfunctioning W98 and replace it with WXP. I have extensive photos, some programs that I don't have cd's for and docs/files of formal immigration and business importance to save that will not fit on a floppy. I can not use the SONY without installing Upgrade or Full install of XP because it won't run on W98. My conclusion is that I need to programs for which I have no viable CD to reinstall and I have big problems with the current W98 2nd Ed. as it gives me VHDINIT.EXE and the like warnings every startup and normal shut down is a thing of the past . Please help with guidance if you have time. I am not in the US, I am in Mexico for my kayak guide business and do not have the resources like in the US for advice, nor
X-No-Archive: yes Poll-Xp sp2 windows update problems vs. Xp sp2 network install problems. Put this in the subject line like this Xp sp2 windows update problem Or Xp sp2 windows Network Install Problem Or Xp Sp2 Both Case sensitive. This poll is unscientific of course [email protected]
Polling end August 15,2004 Of course remove y.e.s. from my email Don't post here. (I don't want to get complaint by microsoft) I apologize if this posting is inappropriate here. If email bounces try again later that day Greg R I will post the results here next Month and/or on my website (keep Microsoft group from an overload) Remove y.e.s. of course. If email bouces try agian later or the next day. Greg R http://www.angelfire.com/in4/computertips/Opps wrong
I've got the task bar set to autohide. It's when and hid and won't come back. How can I get it to pop up agaim ? This _is not_ a problem with the video height setting on my monitor. I've played with those adjustments and the taskbar syays hidden.Hi, Al. Perhaps in addition to autohide you also unintentionally shrank the height (width?) of your taskbar to zero lines. Can you hover your mouse at the very bottom of your screen and get the double-headed arrow? (At least, the top half of it?) Then click'n'drag it up a line or two so that you can see the Taskbar. Then it should appear when you hover the mouse in that area and you can make further changes if you like. RC
.mspx Microsoft NetMeeting: How It Can Work for You http://support.microsoft.com/kb/325408 How to Activate NetMeeting in Windows XP http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/learnmore/tips/aljandali1.mspx 3 Steps to help insure your PC is protected: http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.mspxCarey, (the cut and paster) I was after, as my OP, the Pros and Cons of the different services. I have previously been to all of the above websites. My PC is SECURE, ZA Firewalled, up to date AV and AntiSpyware. I have on occasion used Netmeeting to converse with my brother, via the net, who is convinced that anything else is inferior and a thus a security hole for his pc. He now questions my knowledge and considers me to be, I Quote, "buying into the trap
you click on the network computer in the corner, you just connection details. If while connected you try clicking on Yahoo icon or IE icon you get a "Page not displayed" window. What could this be? What has he removed that he shouldn't have? We have exhausted ALL efforts with SBC, and Yahoo, the only thing left would be PC related. Thanks for ANY helpYour Dad's PC might have been Hijacked by sometype of spyware program. Since it is able to dial-up SBC but can not display Yahoo, this is leading me to beleive that this is to case. Run: Ad Aware SE 1.05 Spybot: Search and Destroy 1.3 CWShredder so as to remove the "most" common versions
the hardware drivers are supplied by their respective manufacturers. And many technologies might be licenced by Microsoft for use in their Windows software. Notice the defragmentation tool! But if you mean outright competing software? No, there's not much. But then do you expect Foldgers tins to come with packets of Maxwell House coffee? Should you expect that?I hate the one that comes with Fedora. More than an eyesoar, it's an ugly monstrosity. I especially hate the gnome taskbar and the second-rate gnome menu system.LOL, tell us what you really think. I guess it's a personal thing. I don't know why I like it, I just do. I have customised it a bit but then you can do that in
your results. Trend: http://housecall.antivirus.com http://housecall.trendmicro.com F-Secure: http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml McAfee: http://www.mcafee.com/myapps/mfs/default.asp Panda: http://www.pandasoftware.com/activescan/ Kaspersky: http://www.kaspersky.com/de/scanforvirus Symantec: http://security.symantec.com/ BitDefender http://www.bitdefender.com/scan/license.php DaveDave, Yeah, I understand the benefits of a router, but unfortunately buying one is out of the question this time! The PC already runs AntiVir and is scanned each morning and updated with the latest virus definitions weekly. It's clean from what I can tell.AntiVir is NOT a top rated AV. Even top rated AV packages can miss infectors. Why do you think I stated " one or more
Why are PC's better than Mac's? Why does everyone use windows and hardly no one uses mac?Hi, Good question. Check out http://thetechnozone.com/smartbuyersguide/OS_Shootout-2003.htm for a Shootout of the two.
I have recently upgraded from W2K Pro to XP Pro and am , therefore unfamiliar with certain aspects of XP Pro . In W2K there is a facility to create an "Emergency Repair Disk" and an " Emergeny Recovery Disk " Is there a similar requirement and/or facility to create similar disks in XP Pro and , if so , How does one go about this , please ? B.N.Open Help and Support and look up Automated System Recovery.
98SE. I want to put XP Home on it, but due to the fact that my XP upgrade is an OEM, I was told I cannot purchase an additional license. Here come the questions: a) Do I buy just an Upgrade or do I buy Full version of Win XP Home? b) Do I buy OEM or Retail version? (As an added note, I may want to buy an additional license sometime in the future, and am not sure if that needs to be taken into account into deciding which version to purchase.) Can someone explain to me what the advantages/disadvantages of going one way or another with these 4 different versions is? I need to purchase this ASAP as my XP activation on that non-Dell cpu is running out. Thank you.Nikki, check here. http://xtremods.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?threadid=2044 Get the full OEM Version at
Right click 'My Computer' or 'Start' and select Explore. In w98 when you have the explore tree open you can see the lines down the left side of your tree. Double clicking on the line collapses the tree structure. In wxp the tree lines are no longer there to click on, can you quickly collapse the tree view of a large tree structure like w98?
download from Hilgraeve website on the WinXP workstation. No good. Any idea what I am missing? Would it be possible to copy the version of W2Ks Hyperterm onto the WinXP machine? I doubt it would work; but has anyone tried it? Thanks for the help, Mike LawsonYou can sure do it OK, however, the version of Hyperterminal that was in W2K is really the same in XP. Hilgraeve hasn't upgraded it. What you downloaded from the Hilgraeve site was the Personal Edition (HTPE 6.3). Your problems are hardware related not software.I am having a similar 2000 vs xp problem, however, it seems to be the buffer corruption problem that they fixed back in sp2 of win 2K. KB Article # 274261 When I scroll up the text buffer is jumbled. Anyone else seen this? resolution? I was debating copying the
I am trying to ressurect a PC that used to run XP (with SP2) until it just did not boot up anymore. The PC will go through POST, then I see the Windows XP splash screen with the loading bar, then a blank screen and just a millisecond flicker of a blue screen (reminiscent of the blue screen of death). No matter how many times I have tried to boot, I cannot get a glimpse of the text on this screen, but think it holds the key to my problem. I want to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstall) of WXP as per KB 315341, but get to method 2, point 5 and there is no "R" as suggested in the article, just a setup (install) option - with the warning that if I proceed, the current windows will be blown away. (Don't want to do this). Can someone tell me how I can reinstall if I don
pro then upgrading to xp pro? MikeBoot into Windows 2000. Give the partition your recently created a name, like Win_XP. Boot from the Windows XP CD. Choose the new install option. Format the newly named partition using the NTFS file system. Install Windows XP. If the Windpws XP is an upgrade version, you may need to insert the Windows 2000 Pro CD when prompted.You are confusing OSs here. There is no W2K Pro XP. There is Windows 2000 and Windows XP Pro. Not one product that encompasses them both.Semantics. Windows XP Pro and W2K Pro.Partitions: c:\w2k pro fat32, d:\bootmagic fat, d:\ntfs named win_xp. there is nothing installed on d:\. Want to install xp on d:. xp cd is upgrade cd Boot to d:\ Not a bootable cd. error message is ntldr failed or something closed to it. Mike Windows
'd go on and close programs and reboot and let it run. A Chkdsk /r implies f meaning it will include f and is more comprehensive. If that does not clear up your problem, then boot from the CD to the Recovery Console, using your CD and run a chkdskr /r command from there. For some reason, it often will work when a chkdsk /r: Benefits of Using Chkdsk http://www.pegasus-ofs.com/eSupport/using_CHKDSK.htm MS Chkdsk KBs http://www.ss64.com/nt/chkdsk.html Running Chkdsk to Repair File Systems http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/Default.asp?url=/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prkd_tro_xudm.asp Running Chkdsk from My Computer or Windows Explorer http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us
to be able to shutdown or restart.I assume the computer, running on WinXP, has a modern display adapter with its own driver installed. If this driver is removed, the computer will be left with the very basic WinXP own display driver, which is not sophisticated enough to support power management, i.e.no standby mode --- [Standby] will be grayed out. So, one way to achieve your goal is to delete the driver of your current display adapter. [Start] > Rt. click [My Computer] > [Manage] > [Device Manager] (Lt. pane)> Expand [Display adapters] > [Display Adapter] > [Driver](tab) > [Uninstall] Of course, all the other benefits of a sophisticated adapter will go too! There may be better ways, registry hacks perhaps, but this is the one I know.
/M, I think there is still some validity in that idea.
RickThat is not necessarily true ("Adam's" statement about dual cpu software). I had to ask myself the same question when it came time to make use of my "computer budget". And I'll tell you, I went with a single CPU setup, but duals are still appealing. While it is true that you won't reap the complete benefits of a dual CPU setup without programs like Adobe Premier etc that can make use of both CPU's, Windows XP Professional itself DOES make use of both. There are pro's and cons to both setups, but you'd be better off with a single CPU configuration, as your money will go further. Especially now that there are the 800Mhz FSB motherboards out on the
I notice that a backup utility available with Windows XP Professional is missing from Windows XP Home Edition. Is there a way to add it to WXP Home Edition? KazInstalling the Backup Program on the Home Version http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#backup_home HOW TO: Use Backup to Back Up Files and Folders on Your Computer in Windows XP http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308422&Product=winxpThank you very much for your response. Kaz
even when it is encrypted. The CD is available to purchase separately when a support package is not taken and we hope to build additional features into this product in the future. Over 85% of our customers take up some sort of support package. Some of the revenue from the support packs and reload CD are put back into further software and product development. Overall we feel the benefits of this reload system are sufficient to justify this cost, whilst at the same time allowing us to work with Microsoft to reduce the risk of Piracy. Using our re-load CD it is impossible to copy Windows XP onto any other PC.Since this is a peer-to-peer newsgroup, you would get your best response by contacting: Microsoft Corporate and Legal Affairs Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond
the external mouse too). I work with my laptop just in local, I have only a few very common programs installed (Office 2000, Acrobat). I have already formatted and reinstalled everything but no improvement at all. Would you please help me? Cheers! EnricoHi, Enrico. If you have already formatted and reinstalled, then you really can trace the problem back to the BIOS upgrade, as opposed to malware infection. I would contact Compaq tech support about the issue and the possibility of downgrading the BIOS to a previous version. Good luck, Malke
&postorder=asc&highlightThank You Will Denny for pointing me to that info. ..and thanks to the men who wrote the article. Will, do you have an answer for my second question which was: In W9x on a fresh install it was always recommended to copy the cd's win98 folder to a windows\options\cabs folder and run the setup from there for it's benefits - my question is if there's any such thing we can do with a 'fresh install' of WXP too? Which folder do we make on C to copy the CD's i386 ? folder to? ..or maybe this can't be done on 2K or XP similar to what we did on 9x? thank you. http://forum.aumha.org/viewtopic.php?t=7265&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlightHi Most
Where can I find a comparison between Xp Pro vs Xp HomeWindows XP Comparison Guide http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/choosing2.asp Which Edition Is Right for You? http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/whichxp.asp
Hi, When I resume from "standby" after an hour or so, I get a screen that says, "Out of range." It's just a blue box in the center of a black screen. And, I get a screen asking me to log in again if I resume from standby after less than an hour. I don't have XP set up for a password; it's just me using the 'puter. 1) How do I fix the "Out Of Range" problem 2) How do I stop the 'puter from always asking me to login again? OS: WXP PRO, SP1a MEM: 1Gb Thanks in advance. ChrisSee below . Change your monitor refresh rate and see if that helps. Use only a rate it can support, Usually like 70-90 hertz. Right click desktop, properties, screen saver tab, uncheck: on resume password protect or on resume display welcome screen.
that I will win hard disc space (and how much ?) I would appreciate to have a tool which shows me how much space I would win when I switch to 2048 cluste size. Is there such a tool ? WolfgangMaking your cluster size smaller also slows down your HDD, as it has read more clusters. Making the clusters bigger 16 kb for example can speed up your HDD. You can select a directory, or group of files, right click, properties. On the General tab there are two labels. Size, and Size on disk. Size is how big the files actually are. Size on Disk is how much space they occupy on the disk. Size on disk - Size = wasted space, otherwise referred to as "slack" You could try enabling disk compression, under the properties tab for the drive. You might need to format the drive and
to correct the situation as it requires me to remove Boot Magic 4 first. (The uninstall does not work since upgrading the hard drive, as it can not find anything but P1 and P2.) I tries going into w2k rescue mode and fixing the boot sector, but it apparently fixed the boot sector on P2. :'( Anyone have a suggestion as to how to rid myself of Boot Magic 4 on P1?Boot with a DOS disk. From the A:> issue this command: fdisk /mbr Of course make sure fdisk.exe is on the bootable DOS disk. That will remove the Boot Magic MBR.Hi CS, If I do that, I can only boot to P1. Is there a way to get either w2k's or XP's bootloader on to P1's MBR?For XP I belive you can boot from the cd and chhose a repair install and there should be an option to
after the last window "Windows is shutting down " disappeared. I uninstalled DI 7.0 but no change, still takes that long now, i thought, i have to setup a new copy of wXP, but i want to take all good configs from the old one to the new one, so my question: if i backup "All information on this computer" with the wXP-Backup-Utility and restore " which enables imagin' while windows is running . so, it "has to be" a task started from DI7.0 but i don't know which one .exactly . :(Check in a run of MSConfig.exe, look in the Services page and check 'Hide all Microsoft', so as to show only ones installed by third parties. See if you can identify one as belonging to DI (they are usually fairly well identified
Hola como hago para saber si mi wxp es de 32 o 64 mb Gracias Miguel
We have recently added some WinXP Pro workstations to our LAN (most others are W2K), which is an NT style domain with a W2K sp4 server. The W2K machines log in without problem, however the WinXP machines take an extremely long time to log in. Once logged in, they perform very well. I was hoping that someone path from a user's object, it is recommended that they also either rename or delete the corresponding profile folder. If they do not, and an administrator later reenters the same path, the user will receive the older copy of the registry from the server.
Ref: http://www.microsoft.com/mspress/books/sampchap/5566e.aspThanks for the response. Originally, this policy was set on - from information I have read, I disabled it because there is a noted issue when logging
firewall that my dual boot machine was ok, I can connect to it. I have now discovered another problem. When I set up the sharing for a drive on her w2k machine I could use, e.g. D$ and that would take care of the share for all sub-folders on D drive. I can not do that as of now. It will only allow access to view the root and none of the sub-folders can be opened. Something is different - any advice? Colonel Blip. E-mail: [email protected]
CB> Hello, All! CB> Topology: desktop1 on w2k; desktop2 dual boot, w2k and xp pro; both CB> connected to a router which in turn is connected to the internet. CB> Under w2k on both machines I have no problem setting up shared CB> drives/folders between the two and accessing the drives/folders from CB> each
can anyone tell me how i can find out if my computer supports usb 2.0?? adamIn Device Manager under Universal Serial Bus controllers you should see something that reads along the lines of USB 2 or Enhanced USB controller. You must have Windows XP Service Pack 1 installed.Not so, if anyone as an Asus board there are usb2.0 drivers to install without needing sp1
or app logs. I have gone into my registry and removed the connection histrory, and tried again, but same errors no luck. I really this need to work because i support numerous network remotley, and i just cannot like without it. If anyone has any ideas ChrisChris, Would it be possible that you have ran out of concurrent licenses? If it's an application server, I believe Windows would only grant you 2 connections. Buggin'That is a possible scenario but it is not the case here. One of the servers is a large TS server at our clients, and numerous other users can connect without an issue. They also have Windows XP Pro ..thanks for the suggestion. licenses? only grant you 2 had servers. for my toAny MCP replies??????? here. concurrent have tried i