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AuthorTopic: Completely off topic...but is Windows XP dead?  (Read 4074 times)

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Offline NoFastMem

Re: Completely off topic...but is Windows XP dead?
« Reply #90 on: January 27, 2013, 11:46:01 AM »
Quote from: AAACHIPSET;723948
dead ..well i went from 98 to xp  ..have it on both machines  ..old pent400
an my i3  machine..i  will have to upgrade  ..my xp discs wont install any more  ..microsoft thinks ive used it enuff ...yes i did buy it ...when i went to activate it got a message that the software has been used to much  basically ..an i cant activate it again ..prob stick with xp..just use a cracked copy ..
in my opinion its wrong to disable software that u have paid for an  use ..then  again its microsoft ..what choice do i have..

Not saying that this isn't a pain in the arse, but I'm pretty sure you can call Microsoft in these instances and get it reactivated.
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Offline SilvrDrgn

Re: Completely off topic...but is Windows XP dead?
« Reply #91 on: January 27, 2013, 02:49:26 PM »
Quote from: AmigaClassicRule;723975

Uummm, no. Developing the products that Microsoft does requires millions/billions of dollars.  Do you really think you are buying the product for $200 if they've spent billions to create it?!?! You're not buying the product. If you were, you would never be getting any future updates. It would be stuck in its current state at the time you bought it. Think about buying a car. Same thing. Well, maybe that's not a good example since car companies spend billions to develop vehicles.  Anyway, in the case of software, you're not buying the product. You are buying a _license_ to use the product. As such, they are free to change the product to suit new needs. That's how the majority of software in existence works.

Back on the real topic, I still use Windows XP for most of my VM's (virtual machines) on my home media server.  Great to test out new and/or downloaded software that way without worry of infecting the real, physical machine. Also run my web server (non-Windows) in a VM. Set its imported share to read-only so if the web server gets hacked, the contents cannot be trashed.
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