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  • #16
    Originally posted by lazlo
    It doesn't prompt for a key because the key is embedded in the BIOS.

    Are you activating it on a different machine? My Dell XP disk, from a Dimension 8200, will not activate on any machine except the one it was shipped with.
    I can send you the disk if you want -- it's useless
    I'm ok for a disk - but thanks for the offer
    Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

    Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
    Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
    Monarch 10EE 1942

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    • #17
      Originally posted by lazlo
      It doesn't prompt for a key because the key is embedded in the BIOS.

      Are you activating it on a different machine? My Dell XP disk, from a Dimension 8200, will not activate on any machine except the one it was shipped with.
      I can send you the disk if you want -- it's useless
      I know a guy that builds computers on the side and he has a stack of Dell disk and he puts them on all kinds of different non dell boxes, and back onto dell boxes also, he has some sort of crack program or something, I could ask him whats its called if you're curious.

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      • #18
        Originally posted by Rustybolt
        Then a friend gave me a hp laptop, 1.8 ghz with a parallel port. Also laptops are not recommeded due to the power saving features raising hell with mach, I had to give it a try. I disabled the power saving features quite easily. The pulse stream looked even better than the desktop machine using machs test program. I now have the laptop running the mill and absolutely love it, all those cables for the keyboard/mouse etc GONE. A nice small package, all self contained. Again, laptops are not recommded, many (most?) will not work with mach, but some will. I had nothing to loose by trying but otherwise I would get a known compatible laptop.


        OK wiseguy, whos laptop was it?
        One of the big computer manufacturers, upgraded their employees laptops and the old ones were freebies to those with the right contacts. Same old story, one mans junk is anothers treasure.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by Evan
          Yeah. If the power stays on. We have this morning for the first time I can recall an official BLIZZARD WARNING. Up to a foot of snow, -10 degrees and winds up to 60mph. I'm going to warm up the genset.
          I was getting ready to drive back to Oroville, WA this week and started loading up big machine parts for you. Then I saw the pass forecast for 3' of new snow, so it may be another week. Our pickup truck is still stranded 250 miles away from the last blizzard.

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          • #20
            I just rememebred from long ago that there's a difference in the legaily of selling-on used copies of operating systems, in that (from memory) over there they have made it not legal and over here they ruled that to deny it wasn't legal, or something to that effect.
            Either way, my disk has installed xp pro onto every Dell machine it's been used on and they have always activated online, and allow updates, WGA, etc with never a problem. The guy also said that Compaq and HP are the same, though I haven't tested that.
            Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

            Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
            Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
            Monarch 10EE 1942

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            • #21
              Originally posted by David E Cofer
              I got a stack of corporate XP pro discs and windows sheaves/install numbers.. I thought it was manna from heaven..

              Won't install on anything. Just like Lazlo said..
              David I just asked and I'm informed (but I haven't tested for myself) that if you get an un-branded xp pro disk your keys you have there should work and activate even though they won't work with the branded disk. Worth testing-out at least before you throw the COA's away.
              Peter - novice home machinist, modern motorcycle enthusiast.

              Denford Viceroy 280 Synchro (11 x 24)
              Herbert 0V adapted to R8 by 'Sir John'.
              Monarch 10EE 1942

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              • #22
                Tried that too.. after about the thirtieth driver I downloaded from the net I figured out this is a incomplete corporate xp disc. It said Uhh-uhh for the corporate xp numbers with the xp pro disc that came with the craptop. probably a non-matching lot number?? or?

                DOES the OEM people burn their own copy of the discs with just the drivers needed?

                I've loaded Linux on four machines here now.. Just trying to work the wrinkles out of the 1gig emc machine before I trudge to the shop with it. My wife ended up with the second best machine of the lot, with xp pro. AND linux.. the xp runs the new Kodak printer, what a pain in the butt.. all for grocery store cupons.. I had to remind her it costs about ten cents per page printed, if a cupon is not more than that.. it is lost money. She has had me standing on my head here.. She keeps getting on the $2k computer system to print virus-java applet laden site cupons for 0.30cents.

                It has been rainy for two weeks here.. everything in the shop is wet again.. Kinda depressing.

                What does the vista OS cost nowadays?? There is not a linux I found yet that runs on the dual core machine.. Some say they do..
                Excuse me, I farted.

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