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Old 10-22-2005, 12:12 AM   #1
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Default Windows XP

I've heard if you load Windows XP home on two computers from the same disk that it can cause some kind of problems when you surf the internet. Something like microsoft can tell or something and lock your computer up. Is there any truth to this or how does it work?
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Old 10-22-2005, 03:15 AM   #2
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Default Re: Windows XP

no that isnt the truth at all i have restalled my computer 4 different times with the same xp and i also install it on to my parents computer with the same disc.
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Old 10-22-2005, 07:33 AM   #3
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Here is the solution to your problem:

cd ~/ ; ls -al | grep "youradumbass" > stopcomputing.txt

My Computer is Running:

Name: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+
Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
Caption: x86 Family 15 Model 47 Stepping 0
Version: Model 15, Stepping 0
Processor Id: 078BFBFF00020FF0
Current Clock Speed: 986MHz
Address Width: 32Bits
Data Width: 32Bits
Socket Designation: Socket 939

Memory Module 1
Capacity: 512MB
Bank Label: DIMM #1
Mem_Type: DDR-SDRAM
Mem_Bandwidth: PC3200 (200 MHz)
Verified Hardware Device against Order: MEM-DDR512PC3200LLA2

Memory Module 2
Capacity: 512MB
Bank Label: DIMM #2
Mem_Type: DDR-SDRAM
Mem_Bandwidth: PC3200 (200 MHz)
Verified Hardware Device against Order: MEM-DDR512PC3200LLA2

BIOS Information
Manufacturer: Phoenix Technologies, LTD
Name: )Phoenix - Award WorkstationBIOS v6.00PG
Version: 6.00 PG
Version: VIAK8T - 42302e31

Motherboard Information
Manufacturer: http://www.abit.com.tw/
Product: AV8 (VIA K8T800P-8237)
Serial Number:
Version: 1.x
Verified Hardware Device against Order: MB-ABITAV81.5
Verify correct motherboard
Verify Correct I/O Shield for Motherboard
Motherboard power connection securely in place
Verify that tie-wraps are neat and trimmed close
Power settings optimized

Video Adapter
Caption: NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
Adapter RAM: 256MB
DriverVersion: 6.14.10.6121
Verified Hardware Device against Order: VID-BFGF6800GT256
Connect Power Cable
Test Video Card


Hard Drive(s)
HDS72808 0PLA380 SCSI Disk Device
Model: HDS72808 0PLA380 SCSI Disk Device
Size: 80 GB
Maxtor 300 GB Ultra16 SATA 150 MB/S
Total Heads: 255
Total Cylinders: 10011
Total Tracks: 2552805
Tracks Per Cylinder: 255
Verified Hardware Device against Order: HD-HI80GBSATA
Verify Correct Hard Drive Size

Optical Drives / Other Storage
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A

Operating System: Dual Boot
Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Gentoo Linux 2.6.13 release 3

DirectX Version: 9c

Doom 3
Doom 3: 84.5 fps

3DMark 2005
Game Tests
3DMark Score: 3,846.00 3DMarks
GT1 - Return To Proxycon: 17.49 FPS
GT2 - Firefly Forest: 10.76 FPS
GT3 - Canyon Flight: 19.35 FPS

CPU Tests
CPU Score: 5,106.00 CPUMarks
CPU Test 1: 2.42 FPS
CPU Test 2: 4.79 FPS

IRQ Configuration
0 System timer
1 Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
2 -available-
3 -available-
4 Communications Port (COM1)
5 -available-
6 Standard floppy disk controller
7 -available-
8 System CMOS/real time clock
9 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
10 -available-
11 -available-
12 PS/2 Compatible Mouse
13 Numeric data processor
14 Primary IDE Channel
15 Secondary IDE Channel
16 NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT
18 Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS (WDM)
19 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
20 VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller
21 VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controller
21 VIA USB Enhanced Host Controller
22 VIA Networking Velocity Family Giga-bit Ethernet Adapter
23 VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

Floppy disk drive
Device Name: Floppy disk drive
Description: Floppy disk drive
Class: FloppyDisk
Service: flpydisk
Driver Version: 5.1.2600.0
Driver Date: 7-1-2001
Verified Hardware Device against Order: STR-FLPYBLACK
Connect Data Cable
Connect Power Cable
Verify Floppy Drive Operation

_NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A
Device Name: _NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A
Description: CD-ROM Drive
Class: CDROM
Service: cdrom
Driver Version: 5.1.2535.0
Driver Date: 7-1-2001
Verified Hardware Device against Order: STR-NECND3520DVD
Test Optical drive
Connect Power Cable
Connect Data Cable
Ensure drive level is correct

Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro(WDM)
Device Name: Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS (WDM)
Description: Creative Audigy Audio Processor (WDM)
Class: MEDIA
Service: ctaud2k
Driver Version: 5.12.6.402
Driver Date: 7-10-2003
Vendor Id: 1102
Device Id: 0004
Revision: 0004
IRQ Number: 18
PCI Slot: 3
Verified Hardware Device against Order: SND-SBAUD2ZSPLTPRO
Test Sound Card
VI. Final Checks
Inspect machine for exterior defects
Power and data cables connected properly and bundled neatly
Components securely in place with correct type and quantity of screws to prevent short circuiting
System powers on
All fans function
All LEDs function
Ensure BIOS updated
Ensure BIOS boot up sequence runs in proper order
Check for DMI Installation
System settings customized
Application and utility software installed and tested
Correct DirectX version installed
All hardware functions properly
Device drivers installed and tested
Verify Operating System against Order
System burn-in run to ensure system operates at peak efficiency
Run Scandisk
Empty Recycle Bin
Check for CDs in the drives
Test all ports
Run Disk Cleanup
Defrag the System Drive
Ensure Operating system installed, optimized, and purged of any unnecessary programs
Benchmark scores meet performance standards
Shutdown and unplug the system
Plug the system back in and ensure system boots up properly
Repeat previous 2 steps
Shutdown and unplug the systems
Check for Windows sticker Placement
Check for Setup Poster
Check for Customer Support Warranty Information
Ensure all periphials are with system
Mousepad Present
Agent ID card present
Ensure all cables are with system
Ensure all device manuals are with system
Ensure all driver disks are with system
Ensure all software CDs are with system
Ensure correct Recovery CD with system
Check for Power Cord
System cleaned and buffed
System poly-bagged, and packaged with Styrofoam to prevent damage during shipping
No scratches, dents, or other damage on peripherals
Peripherals sealed securely
Shipping box sealed securely
Correct shipping labels placed on peripheral boxes
Correct labels placed on shipping box
Sales invoice present
Shipping manager sign-off
Checklist present

Installed Device Drivers
AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+, 10-26-2004, 1.2.2.0
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2600.2180
PS/2 Compatible Mouse, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2600.0
_NEC DVD_RW ND-3520A, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT, 5-14-2004, 6.1.2.1
Creative SB Audigy 2 ZS (WDM), 7-10-2003, 5.12.6.402
OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
VIA Bus Master IDE Controller, 7-1-2001, 5.1.3597.0
VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
VIA Networking Velocity Family Giga-bit Ethernet Adapter, 9-2-2003, 1.18.0.76
VIA Serial ATA RAID Controller, 10-17-2003, 5.1.2600.220
Primary IDE Channel, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2600.2180
Secondary IDE Channel, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2600.2180
Winvnc video hook driver, 9-25-2001, 1.1.0.0
Audio Codecs, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
Legacy Audio Drivers, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
Media Control Devices, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
Legacy Video Capture Devices, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
Video Codecs, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
HDS72808 0PLA380 SCSI Disk Device, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
Microsoft Kernel System Audio Device, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
Microsoft Kernel Wave Audio Mixer, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
Microsoft WINMM WDM Audio Compatibility Driver, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0
AVC USB6800 USB Device, 7-1-2001, 5.1.2535.0

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Old 10-22-2005, 09:32 AM   #4
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It is safe. You an use it a gazillion times and it will still work...exet the Serial will become no more legal...I hink you can use it 31 times I think.

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Old 09-23-2006, 11:25 AM   #5
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There is no truth to that rumor, not sure who told you that, but they have no clue what they are talking about. As long as you have a valid key it should install and work like a charm.
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Old 09-23-2006, 11:37 AM   #6
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it wont let you use the key on more than one computer when using the method of activating over the internet, but you can do it as many times as you want when activating over the phone. thats how it is for me anyway....
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Old 09-23-2006, 12:17 PM   #7
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well i have xp home on 4-different machines, but only one machine is activated..so yes you can use the same disk on multiple machines, just don't activate the others.

by the way, those machines are for playing games & testing new software.
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Old 09-23-2006, 11:34 PM   #8
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And that is old.

Sooo...*thread closed*
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