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Posted on 06-17-09 08:10:32 PM Link | Quote
(Black Edition, if you must.)

Anyway, any suggestions? I already got all the usual (all the Windows Update patches), planning on getting Avast! and as much as their older programs as I can... yeah.

Any other essentials you can think of?
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Posted on 06-17-09 08:11:52 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
(Black Edition, if you must.)

Anyway, any suggestions? I already got all the usual (all the Windows Update patches), planning on getting Avast! and as much as their older programs as I can... yeah.

Any other essentials you can think of?

Skype. Get it.
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Posted on 06-17-09 08:12:15 PM (last edited by Bitmap at 06-17-09 08:14 PM) Link | Quote
By the way, why aren't you on Skype?
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Posted on 06-17-09 08:15:16 PM Link | Quote
you are the most unhelpful idiots ever.

protip: i'm not on skype because i just fucking installed windows xp, jesus christ
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Posted on 06-17-09 08:16:21 PM (last edited by Bitmap at 06-17-09 08:17 PM) Link | Quote
Ok, I'll help. The basics like Firefox 3.0.0 E2- So you can install Skype

You know.

E- I am very, very sorry. It was funny on Skype.

By the way, Get on it.
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Posted on 06-17-09 08:17:22 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
you are the most unhelpful idiots ever.

protip: i'm not on skype because i just fucking installed windows xp, jesus christ


That's why we told you to install it.
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Posted on 06-17-09 08:18:51 PM Link | Quote
Essentials may or may not include:

7zip
VLC
Klite Codecs
Messenging
Browser of choice
notepad.exe replacement

And so on and so forth.
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Posted on 06-17-09 08:20:35 PM Link | Quote
If they need a multi-purpose IM client and it's an older computer, MirandaIM might work decently. Otherwise, I suppose Trillian's fine.

Make sure to give them Opera or Firefox, as well - hell, even IE7/8 works.
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Posted on 06-17-09 08:35:53 PM Link | Quote
BE, huh...?
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Posted on 06-17-09 08:40:30 PM Link | Quote
Half-open limit fix
Hijackthis
Reshack
Launchy
Emulators and things :3

That is a quick off the top of my head list.
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Posted on 06-17-09 10:48:54 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Darkdata
Half-open limit fix
Hijackthis
Reshack
Launchy
Emulators and things :3

That is a quick off the top of my head list.

This isn't mine, it's for my grandparents. i.e., old people. So anything useful for people who don't know shit is good.
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Posted on 06-17-09 11:04:12 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Originally posted by Darkdata
Half-open limit fix
Hijackthis
Reshack
Launchy
Emulators and things :3

That is a quick off the top of my head list.

This isn't mine, it's for my grandparents. i.e., old people. So anything useful for people who don't know shit is good.


Sudoku :3
Not one of my favorites, but old people love it.
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Posted on 06-18-09 12:00:36 AM Link | Quote
I'm probably going to get another copy of Windows XP and use nLite to customize it to remove the really useless shit. Windows XP Black Edition just had too many things removed, unfortunately.

I really wish they would make it so XP just didn't install those components instead of removing them from the disc entirely...
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Posted on 06-18-09 12:02:26 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
I'm probably going to get another copy of Windows XP and use nLite to customize it to remove the really useless shit. Windows XP Black Edition just had too many things removed, unfortunately.

I really wish they would make it so XP just didn't install those components instead of removing them from the disc entirely...


Yeah I tried Black once myself. Didn't like it at all. Too much stuff I didn't need, and not enough that I did. Plus something weird with my video drivers as well, I think.
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Posted on 06-18-09 12:17:51 AM Link | Quote
More or less. Oh well...

I'll probably create a XP virtual machine tonight and try out that copy to make sure everything's OK.
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Posted on 06-18-09 01:57:05 AM Link | Quote
So...

The burning question...

What's the wallpaper?
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Posted on 06-18-09 01:57:50 AM (last edited by Xkeeper at 06-18-09 01:58 AM) Link | Quote
 


What were you expecting?


(Although, granted, when it first installed it had a "Windows XP Pirated Edition" wallpaper)
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Posted on 06-18-09 01:58:32 AM Link | Quote
That...you know...
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Posted on 06-18-09 01:59:30 AM Link | Quote
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Posted on 06-18-09 02:06:32 AM Link | Quote
In all reality, I'm probably going to use something simple on the eyes (probably just a light gradient or other low-contrast image) for the background.

At least since it's XP I can have more than one user account and swap users without closing everything, I can just set their account to autologin and have my account there for whenever I show up. Yay.

Getting them up to speed would be easier if they weren't running a thousand long-lost programs like Hoyle Card Games 3. Seriously, that program was back in the days of Windows 98.
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