View Full Version : Win2k to inherit XP's copy protection?
04-27-01, 07:41 PM
ouch this one hurts...... :eek:
I'll buy it from Germany :D
04-27-01, 07:43 PM
>>"I'll buy it from Germany"<<
LOL :D :D
04-27-01, 07:44 PM
also, note the easiest way to rid your registry of unwanted keys: "Delete"
simple. effective. so easy my mom could do it. :rolleyes: :p
04-27-01, 07:45 PM
well their won't be any code required for the OS's sold in Germany. I think you should remember that thread. I still have relatives in Germany, all it takes is a call and two days shipping....... :D
04-27-01, 07:48 PM
lol. ill stick with win98 or linux, thank you very much. i have everything i need right now with those two and no new interface and snazzy doodads are gonna make me shell out 100+ clams for an OS that wont let me reformat over 3 times, or send the info in. ill just unplug my damn nic card if push comes to shove.
i dont think MS;s plans bode well for them in the anti trust ball game. nor do i think that XP will sell well among comsumers - business's yes. ;)
04-27-01, 07:54 PM
well I'm looking forward for win2k to be honest. With sdram prices that cheap at the moment, I'm considering of getting much higher than just 256 and slap win2k in.
Unless of course the kyro2 win2k drivers sux0r *ahem* :D
04-28-01, 02:23 AM
Multi, that is so wrong you can format the damn os a million times if you want, all you have to do is click about 2 or 3 "next" buttons and it's activated after a fresh install or you have 30 days to activate it(or find the crack). If you change a major piece of hardware, like your MB etc then you will need to reactivate it if you haven't reinstalled.
Unplugging your nic won't change a thing, i think you really need to sit down and read about what it's really about instead of relying on rumor and complete BS that has been floating around =(
www.hardocp.com (http://www.hardocp.com) , read the winxp piracy article right at the top. It's explained very clear and concise, your a smart lad you should be able to understand the intentions of the feature(s).
ailuros21, GO GO GO win2k win2k!! also I read that article about possible copy protection stuff in win2k, now while it's not completely impossible to think it may happen the guy has no proof of anything. For the 1 or 2 people that have these "mystery" registry entires there are a 1000 or more that don't or people that have them without IE6 installed. I don't have any of them on any of my machines and they all run IE6.
From my readings from beyond 3d I haven't seen much fuss over win2k kyroII drivers but yet I haven't seen anything really negative, here's hoping they are on a par with win9x cause multi, win9x sucks the big hairy balls of your pc, no if's and's or but's.
04-28-01, 02:33 AM
sorry, cant comment on 9x or 2k now, using mandrak 8.0....
04-28-01, 02:35 AM
oh and man, no need to be so harsh. i havent actually read a damn thing on Win XP, so what i "know" is all basically from 3rd hand conversations. just mellow out a bit. ;)
04-28-01, 03:20 AM
I'm not to worried about activation code. The haxors of the world will have that fixed in no time at all. Thank goodness too. This whole manditory activation thing is will kill tweaking... On the other hand I can see how M$ is doing this. They are loosing a whole whale of a lot of money on piracy especially overseas. I 'understand' why they are doing it but I think they could have found a better way i.e. less intrusive. Instead of disabling the whole system maybe a way to block all extra things that could only be downloaded from M$ update (or something).
On a side note from our previous discussions... I reformatted everything and did this:
-Installed 98se on my ATA/100 drive as C:
-Installed Win2000 on the RAID drive as D:
Both are active but having C: as HDD0 really helps system setup and stability. I boot Floppy, HDD0, RAID and since the system "wants" it this way that's what I did... meaning it wants to boot the IDE1 primary master first.
There is a twist :D
I installed Win98 with 98Lite and stripped into the core components essential for gaming. IE is gone... everything is gone :D I can't even get on the net with 98,lol~ But!... It plays games with unreal stability and speed. So.. I have all my gaming done in 98 and EVERYTHING else done in Win2000. I did install UT on Win2000 too because I'd like to host some servers and don't want all the server packages. Hopefully I can get away with that at my school.
Anyway, I couldn't be happier with the setup. 98 works really well completely stripped down, heh. But I think I'll stick to Win2000 for everything else ;)
[ 04-28-2001: Message edited by: msan_ewu ]
04-28-01, 02:16 PM
msan, tis all good, whatever works for you. =)I haven't tried 98 lite and to be honest have absolutely no interest to. Rebooting just to go play a game that is only a few fps faster is utter silly in my book. Did you try any games in win2k? if so which ones. I know the V5 drivers aren't the best win2k drivers but my v5 in winXp is running SO nice.
multi, sorry, wasn't meant to be harsh, it was late and I was tired. Still on the not being harsh point but don't you find it kinda silly to form an opinion and discuss stuff that you are either incorrect or don't know anything about? I've read countless posts on this subject that are soooooo many uninformed comments it starts to get to me. Hell go read the forum posts on hard ocp in the link from that article and LOOK how many dumbasses didn't even read it but blab on about how it does this and that.
Also msan, the activation thing isn't going to make any difference to my tweaking or your tweaking. As the article I mentioned above said, you can reinstall your os a million times, you can change your hardware all the time. All they care about is finding the cdkeys people have that are being used on 100's or thousands of machines, you know like the cdkeys you find on the net for win2k and 9x etc.
04-28-01, 09:16 PM
I don't have any experience with win2k as of yet, but I'm a stubborn guy and I learn quite fast the basics at least.
I got stuck on your last sentence with the CD activations keys of win9x or win2k etc. I have the feeling it won't be so easy this time, unless MS takes one step back from being stricter this time.
Take any win9x cd and use a CD key from a same OS but different cd, it will install.
Same goes for MS Office CD's, as long as you use the same code for all installation cd's.
I don't know if it's going to be that easy this time, but if yes then it's not worth meantioning :D
[ 04-28-2001: Message edited by: ailuros21 ]
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