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#1 Atomic Wanderer Chicken

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:42

Happy 12th Birthday Windows XP!  Windows XP was released 12 years ago on August 21st 2001 and became wildly successful and also widely used!  :)

 

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:45

Huh ?  :huh: XP  was released in the store on October 25th 2001 -- I was there in 'line'.

 

Windows XP release now set for late October
May 10, 2001|By From Tribune news services.
 

SEATTLE — Windows XP, Microsoft Corp.'s new version of its personal computer operating system, will be released in late October, in time for the holiday season but too late for the back-to-school crowd.

 

The world's No. 1 software company had previously said the product would go on sale in the second half of the year.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:47

Wikipedia says Initial Release (to PC manufacturers) August 24th 2001

 

http://www.microsoft...WinXPRTMPR.aspx



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:51

^ I was part of the beta RC1 and RC2, long before August. :laugh:

 

 

"Windows XP rocks!"



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:52

XP was fun, I miss customisable bootscreen (mine was a third party one, forget who's<used a batmobile of course>) and the ability to change the startup melody

And the endless fight against viruses, spyware, and other malware

and the random bsod's

and the fact that the same bluetooth adapter in this machine actually worked as intended when this machine used to run xp :p



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 02:10

I guess in Windows years, Windows XP is 90 something now! I had to deal with many viruses on XP and some where I had to reinstall the OS. I have gotten Windows XP to run on almost any machine that met the minimum requirements! It was a dependable OS and I used it through school and everything. Windows XP had its share of problems, but in the end it was a trusty OS!  Cheers to a happy retirement XP next year!



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 13:27

I had very few 'reinstall' viruses.

 

Either AVG caught them, or I stopped the bad process and Deleted. :)



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 15:25

I had very few 'reinstall' viruses.

 

Either AVG caught them, or I stopped the bad process and Deleted. :)

There's some really gnarly ones out there, I've seen one that wouldn't allow you to launch any .exe's at all even in safe mode, and it had whole suite of "fake" programs, like fake task manager, fake regedit etc...



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 15:42

That slogan on the end of the commercial, sounds familiar.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 15:47

and the ability to change the startup melody

 

whoa whoa whoa whoa  you can't do that any more!?



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 15:47

74_74.gif cake.gif



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 15:50

whoa whoa whoa whoa  you can't do that any more!?

It's hard-coded into a resource DLL now. You can still change it, just takes a few more steps. (Or get a third party tool to do it for you.)

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 15:56

I never get the reason why Microsoft decided that you are to deprived from win9x bootscreen style.

 

so, yeah the "you-must-your-computer-the-way-WE-want-it-to--any-you-must-like-it" attitude already there since windows XP, although not as big as say... Win 8.



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 16:08

I never get the reason why Microsoft decided that you are to deprived from win9x bootscreen style. so, yeah the "you-must-your-computer-the-way-WE-want-it-to--any-you-must-like-it" attitude already there since windows XP, although not as big as say... Win 8.

You can still change the boot graphic too... it's not as easy as just replacing a bitmap but personally you're in either the "who cares" category so it doesn't matter anyway, or you're going to be modifying other things besides the bootscreen anyway so you're already comfortable changing system files.

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Posted 26 August 2013 - 01:16

The old Movie maker in that video :( God rest the timeline ...just goes to show new software is being more and more designed for morons.