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Old 07-November-2001, 07:27
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I spent 90 for the Winxp upgrade and just wasn't impressed at all! I gave it two weeks and thought the bugs would iron themselves out and of course they didn't.
I found the new Os, clunky,buggy, slow and tardy! I also felt resticted in the softwarer I could purchase as it seems mosts H/W and S/W companies either don't want to write and produce for Xp or just haven't got round to it yet.
I felt like I'd payed 90 just to be a Beta tester. It's right, you don't get the illegal op pop up box now. You get a "polite" message popping up appologising for the incovenience, but the program would have to be shut down. Oh yes and there is an option to send the info to Microsoft. I had so many of these messages, it was unbelievable.
The straw that broke the camels back for me, was my Fifa2001 game not working. Now this game I am addicted to and two weeks of searching and trying to get the bloody game working did my head in. I couldn't take it anymore. I needed to have a Fifa2001 fix.
Joking aside, I made the mistake of going for an Os as soon as it was released. As I've said in other forums it was the stabily of the Xp version that attracted me.
Well I'm sorry to say but for me WinXp is about as stable as my grannies bladder and bowles.
I think I will sell the version I have and stick with Win98se for as long as I can. This is the way I feel at the moment.
One more thing. BILL "Up yours" for a crappy Os.

Yours happily back with good old 98se
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Old 07-November-2001, 08:04
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Can you sell a used copy of XP? Surely if you've "activated" it with M$ then anyone else trying to install and activate it will be refused.

Story here on problems that can arise when duplicate keys are used.
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Old 07-November-2001, 09:56
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Beef, I installed XP and have Fifa2001 too.

I have no problems running it.

I'm sure you have but have you tried to reinstall Fifa2001?
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Old 07-November-2001, 10:13
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I have indeed fridgbuzz and to no avail.
Now I've calmed down a little, I would like to say I just wasn't impressed on the whole. I'm sure if you were completely honest you would also say your not really thst impressed with it.
All these problems could be due to me updating my Windows and not doing a clean install. I no doubt have another go with it in the future, but this time do a duel boot. There's no way I'm going to do a clean install with it at the moment.
It may be due to my age now, but I can't be doing with farting around trying to get things to work in ym comp anymore. I certainly didn't expect it, with Microsofts new "inovation" in home computing.
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Old 07-November-2001, 12:18
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You don't have a 14 year old handy do you ??

All joking put to one side though it would have been better to do a clean install of XP rather than upgrading 98 SE. My Dad went out and bought XP Pro and from what I can see it looks real nice, but for now I refuse to se it because of the product activation (that really sucks) It's forcing you to do somehting you don't want to do and there will be alot of unhappy customers.

I can well imagine though there are some people out there who are having the same feelings as you are towards XP and I might add that default desktop background looks like Tele Tubbie Land , but anyway it's never a good idea to jump in with both feet when a new o/s is concerned, it may look pretty and stble, but at present thats all XP is, a Micrsoft show piece . .

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Old 07-November-2001, 16:33
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Well I'm sorry to say but for me WinXp is about as stable as my grannies bladder and bowles.
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Old 07-November-2001, 17:13
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Both my wife and I have been using 98se since whenever with Go Back and other maintenance utilities to clean up and amuse ourselves.

I did try ME but soon returned to 98se...... M$ sent an intro CD with my PCW and this finished any interest in XP!

No doubt pressures will introduced as the months roll by but we are becoming less & less interested in the Hype trying to convince us that we shall NEED whatever as it is BETTER when we are perfectly content as we are .
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Old 08-November-2001, 02:33
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I too tried ME and soon went back to 98se. A friend of mine got Me with the new comp he bought and he has no end of trouble with it.
MS are hoping that Xp will take off like win95 did. As well all know Win95 revolutionised the home computing market. Now I just don't see Xp ever exceeding the popularity that the 9x Os's have.
I agree with what Herne says, that we're no longer caught up in the hype (except me this time) It will be a long time before home users feel the need to update their HW, SW etc etc.
As the old saying goes "ALL GOOD THINGS MUST COME TO AN END "
It's going to have to be something pretty fantastic and reasonably priced that'll grab me by the balls again

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Old 08-November-2001, 02:43
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new OS == new bugs

I wouldn't personally touch XP till it was at least 6 months old, perhaps not even then. The 'all new stuff' I don't think I'm going to need. I use win98 and while it needs rebooting occasionally (every few days depending on whats running on it, tho my mailserver is running fine after 6 days ) I don't have any specific probs with it. I'd prolly like something like win2k or NT (perhaps) as its windoz but with file/user permissions (sorta) so it should be a bit more secure from that point of view.

All in all I'm happy with win98 for most of what I do, playing games an running the odd server an general destop apps and won't be changing any time soon. If I was really looking for secure I'd be going to linux on my gateway PC (one day )

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