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Old 02-06-2009, 11:28 PM   #1
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I have a disk of Windows XP black edition here, and I was wondering how good it is... I am going to my friends house tommorrow to format her computer, and thought XP black might be a little faster then normal XP for a computer that is like 5 years old... Think its a good idea? Or should I pop in the recovery disk her computer came with? Is Windows XP Black edition updatable?
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:58 PM   #2
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yeah it sucks..ivery very slow..i tryed it on my gfs laptop..its not any better than xp.
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I never heard of it.

From the Google results, it looks like a pirated version with SP3 and a bunch of junk added to it. I think it would be best to use her recovery CD.
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From what I've heard it's a pirated version that also comes with lots of other pirated software like Office and photoshop etc plus serials for all those programs. It's not genuine so it wont be update-able and it's gunna bloat her pc.
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Ok, I will just use the recovery disk then.
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the name sounds funny, sounds like a game to me...lol
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it's not that bloated if you turn off one of the features, it's like a control panel dock IIRC, that's what hogs all the memory, disable that and it runs just like XP, but with a bunch of pre-installed software as mentioned earlier...

not really worth it IMO, I took it off after about a week or so of hardly even using it, it was dual booted with my regular XP Pro, XP Vista Style was much better...
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From what I've heard it's a pirated version that also comes with lots of other pirated software like Office and photoshop etc plus serials for all those programs. It's not genuine so it wont be update-able and it's gunna bloat her pc.
actually it is genuine.. but not really. keygen generates a serial thats legit..and you can update it.
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keygen generates a serial thats legit
that made me laugh
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actually it is genuine.. but not really. keygen generates a serial thats legit..and you can update it.
You just used "legit" and "keygen" in the same damn sentence.

Ironic much?
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