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Old 10-26-2001, 10:35 AM
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Any good reasons why anyone operating Windows 2000 Professional would change to XP Professional?

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Old 10-26-2001, 12:41 PM
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Don't do it!!!! There is absolutely no reason to upgrade to XP. The only thing this would do is force you to have to upgrade your hardware. Microsoft really, really wants EVERYONE to upgrade to XP-a billion dollar advertising campaign worth.

Don't do it, there is absolutely no reason to. I can go on & on, but you get the point. Feel free to email me if you have any questions.
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Old 10-26-2001, 01:13 PM
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i agree no way should you do it there is no reason
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Old 10-26-2001, 01:17 PM
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What about we had seen on new Microsoft commercials, that "it will soar" and one of a good reasons of doing it is "wireless networking".

Wireless networking is not as simple as advertise. NIC (Network Interface Card) from your PC should be configured with your router and XP operating system mainly support this amazing feature.
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Old 10-26-2001, 01:37 PM
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Devil,

You I would make sure to dig into this before giving you proper feedback.
My answer is the following:
I have asked a couple of network "gurus" and programmers, all say the same, which is:
"Stay with Win2K Professional".
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Old 10-26-2001, 03:02 PM
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BUT BILL GATES SEZ XP MAKES YOR INTARNET XPERIENCE %1800000000 BETTAR!!!!1

Seriously, stick with 2K. I've found that it's best to give new operating systems from Microsoft at least a year before switching over to them. This gives MS time to release fixes and service packs which address all the major problems with the OS, not the least of which are security vulnerabilites.

Besides, XP isn't a revolutionary step by any means; You could liken it to the jump from Windows 95 to 98. The only noticeable difference is in the graphics. If the fancy graphics of XP are enticing you to switch over, you might want to check out Windowblinds over at www.stardock.com. It's a skinning program that can make 2K look like XP or a number of other things.
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Old 10-26-2001, 03:17 PM
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I am hearing that the OS will only allow installation on your main computer and with some licenses your laptop. No more than that. Similar to Office XP which in my personal opinion is BS. I have 4 computers at my house and am not going to buy the OS twice. NO SHOT.

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Old 10-26-2001, 03:19 PM
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Maj, that right there is a prime reason why you want to stay clear of XP. I think you have your answer.
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Old 10-26-2001, 03:26 PM
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not a computer expert but have found that often there are problems when changing software if everything is working I do not change it.
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Old 10-26-2001, 03:29 PM
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Selkirk, Just wanted to say that you are a great poster. Always calm , level headed and polite. Just wanted to thank you for that. Maybe some of that may rub off on me

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Old 10-26-2001, 03:58 PM
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Win 2k Pro is so stable that I can't rember the last time it hung up on me. When upgrading the OS it's always good to wait several months because any new Microsoft OS is full of glitches that need to be patched up.
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Old 10-26-2001, 04:02 PM
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Thanks Conrad. I tend to agree with you. I have been running 2000 since its release and although it took forever to get these companies to get the drivers written ,it could be the most stable operating system I have ever used.

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Old 10-26-2001, 04:44 PM
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Answer to your question - if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

W2K has been rock-solid for me - a few little bitty things but nothing that really bothers me.

I will not touch XP with a 10-foot pole - not until my former partner has tested it and proven it stable for at least two months on his machine, which is probably the most impossible computer I have ever seen, but runs fine on W2K alone.
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Old 10-26-2001, 10:16 PM
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I'd certainly agree with all the other IT guys who stated that there's really no reason to go to XP right now. If you're using 98, I'd go to Win2K unless you're a big gamer. Lots of problems playing games on 2k. Since that's not my gig, I use Win2K and like others have had NO PROBLEMS. It's very stable compared to NT and 98.

However, stability, IMHO, is the LEAST of the problems concerning WinXP. Some of you may remember a post I made back in July with a link to a website talking about MAJOR SECURITY issues with XP (and about hacking, etc).

I've put links to various articles below from Gibson Reseach Corps (GRC). If you read the info there at GRC, I **GUARANTEE** you won't even entertain the thought of installing WinXP. Even if you don't know "jack" about computers, I'm telling you, READ THESE ARTICLES. You won't be disappointed...

Links:

Why Windows XP will be the Exploitation Tool of Choice for Internet Hackers Everywhere http://grc.com/dos/winxp.htm

Microsoft Seems to Feel that Windows XP Vulnerability is a Laughing Matter http://grc.com/dos/xplaughter.htm

Windows XP Home Edition Must be Made More Secure http://grc.com/dos/sockettome.htm

Of course, while you're there look at everything else and check out their free software too. This guy KNOWS HIS SHIT! This site is a MUST to add to your favorites.

Take care everyone,
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Old 10-27-2001, 11:39 PM
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I've heard mixed reviews of xp from friends at work and at this site.

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Old 10-28-2001, 12:05 AM
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I have ran XP for 5 months and its kick ass.

Major dont BUY any OS man I can send you burned copies of whatever you need plus a stealth cover with serial numbers to make it look like you really bought it.

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Old 10-28-2001, 12:39 AM
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BP,
Unless you have a "Cracked" version of XP (which are already out there by the way), that copy of yours isn't gonna get anyone anywhere. MS has that new deal where you have to call in. Bunch of BS but smart from there end as far as forcing everyone to register product.

Regardless, I won't be using XP anytime soon. Not worth the security risk. Watch in the next 6 months I'll bet anyone you see a major DNS attack with tons of "bots" utilizing XP machines.

Thanks but no thanks MS,
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