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 Post subject: install / re- install windows
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:55 am 
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q.1
is it possible to view a list of the different versions of windows,
that are available to the public over the last few years,
eg, full/re-install/rtm/oem ?
q.2
even though you and carey use or promote imageburn, the windows cd
clearly states do not make illegal copies of this disc,
surely if someone has a "coa" they are entitled to have their system
re-installed by that particular version of windows ?
useing an original or imaged version of that operating system.

computer shop bought computers have a "validation etched flashrom"
on the motherboard to prevent forgery anyway as you enlightened us
on computer america archives thanks karl


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 Post subject: Re: install / re- install windows
 Post Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:24 pm 
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an "average non geek" will buy a new disc at
pc world,
for £ 83 or $100,
for no reason,
all they needed, was a full or upgrade iso
or original disc,
and motherboard drivers to re-install windows,

this seems unfair ? karl


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 Post Posted: Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:44 pm 
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is it possible to view a list of the different versions of windows, that are available to the public over the last few years, eg, full/re-install/rtm/oem ?

I cover Windows version history in pretty good detail from DOS and Windows 1.x all the way through Vista in my book Upgrading and Repairing Windows.

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...the windows cd clearly states do not make illegal copies of this disc, surely if someone has a "coa" they are entitled to have their system re-installed by that particular version of windows ?

It is legal for you to make backup copies of the software you purchase, and that includes Windows. In other words, backup copies are *legal* copies.

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...an "average non geek" will buy a new disc at pc world, for £ 83 or $100, for no reason, all they needed, was a full or upgrade iso or original disc, and motherboard drivers to re-install windows, this seems unfair ?

It does seem "ignorant" or perhaps even "foolish", but not unfair. To prevent that sort of behavior I'd recommend that the "average non geek" you describe should either learn the ropes a little, or at least find themselves a "real geek" friend. <g> Scott.


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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:41 am 
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bought the book mentioned above by scott,
today from amazon uk a bargain for what you get,

siya karl.


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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:53 am 
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Is the word Geek a pejorative term? I think it started out that way. A builder is a carpenter an auto repairman is a mechanic and a computer technician is a geek for some reason.


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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:53 am 
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There are many terms which may have at one time been used pejoratively, but which now are often used as terms of affection or endearment. Nerd, geek, and hacker are a few of those that come to mind, especially among those "in the club". Other similar terms like dork or dweeb haven't quite made that transition. <g> Scott.


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 Post Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:57 pm 
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That explains my failed advertising campaign "The Geeky Dweeb" painted on the side of my van. :(


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