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How did you find Neowin?

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#1 Slimy

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    Ars + Neowin

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 23:49

If you can't remember your first or first topic, go to your profile, click Find member's posts/topics, click on last and scroll down to the bottom :)

I joined because I needed desperate help as I had succesfully deleted the administrator account on my XP box leaving only a guest account. I stuck around because Neowin was the only site to produce a solution and then I discovered the SD&A forum. It took me a while to realize that BPN is where I would grow and even longer to discover that we had a front page where I could be most useful :p

edit: damn typos


#2 PixilEyes

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    (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 23:49

By an employee I fired at work.

#3 +accesser

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    Jason a.k.a accesser

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  • Location: Brisvegas Queensland Australia

Posted 20 October 2007 - 23:56

I was a guest in Neowin for ages using the forums to help me find answers for the studies I was doing at TAFE.

My first ever post was when hotmail upgraded to 250MB
http://www.neowin.ne...w...=229864&hl=
I got 446 replies to that thread so that was a nice way to start out on Neowin since then I’ve had a strong belief that forums go both ways you should help out others as much as possible as well as ask questions of other people.

#4 Tantawi

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    Neowinian Senior

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Posted 20 October 2007 - 23:58

By an employee I fired at work.

:D

I found it by Google while searching for something I don't remember.

#5 gtho

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  • Location: Sydney, Australia

Posted 20 October 2007 - 23:58

Clicked on a link to neowin and liked the place

#6 vetColin-uk

Colin-uk

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  • Location: Wirral, UK

Posted 21 October 2007 - 00:06

linked from mess be.

cant remember why i signed up though :p

#7 phantasmorph

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 00:16

Don't specifically remember, but it had something to do with the as-yet-to-be-released Windows XP. Of course, back then, things weren't so strict, so it probably had to do with the leaked volume license copy that got out a month before XP hit the shelves...

#8 Tantawi

Tantawi

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  • Location: Switzerland
  • OS: Windows 8.1 64-bit
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Posted 21 October 2007 - 00:20

Don't specifically remember, but it had something to do with the as-yet-to-be-released Windows XP. Of course, back then, things weren't so strict, so it probably had to do with the leaked volume license copy that got out a month before XP hit the shelves...


FCKGW... Good old days :D

#9 phantasmorph

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 00:21

FCKGW... Good old days :D


Yup yup...was gonna mention part of the Magic Key, but didn't know if anyone would hit the panic button...

#10 NightmarE D

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    Proud father

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  • Location: Covington, KY

Posted 21 October 2007 - 00:32

Someone told me it was possible to apply other themes to XP by patching a file and I did a search that brought me to Neowin. I downloaded the patch and a theme but can't remember what the theme was. It might have been Luna Element.

I think my first post was a thread I created asking where to locate a driver or BIOS update for an old computer I had that I was re-building to give a friend.

#11 tsactuo

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  • Joined: 24-February 07

Posted 21 October 2007 - 00:33

I found neowin many years ago (probably around 2001 or 02) from an affiliate banner at the www.the-ctrl-alt-del.com news site.

I visit neowin back from then, but I never bothered to get into the forums :p

#12 Damien R.

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 01:47

My first post was a noob post about Microsoft coming round my door because I used XP :laugh:

#13 Stokkolm

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 06:50

I found neowin many years ago (probably around 2001 or 02) from an affiliate banner at the www.the-ctrl-alt-del.com news site.

I visit neowin back from then, but I never bothered to get into the forums :p

Until now, you'll be hooked from this day forward!

#14 Lee G.

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  • Location: London, UK
  • OS: Windows 8.1

Posted 21 October 2007 - 08:23

I first saw Neowin in July 2004 (don't ask me how it took so long to find it!), being linked from another forum, which has now closed down. However, I was addicted to using that forum and didn't want to get addicted to another so I didn't sign up. Then I read on a blog that Luna Element 1 was released, and the blog post linked to Neowin, so I signed up then... I think it's safe to say I'm addicted to Neowin, like most of us here :laugh:

#15 vetColin-uk

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Posted 21 October 2007 - 08:41

FCKGW... Good old days :D



Yup yup...was gonna mention part of the Magic Key, but didn't know if anyone would hit the panic button...


zomg, banzors! :p



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