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Posted on 06-18-09 02:09:03 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
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.


...I still have that game
not to mention board game version.
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Posted on 06-18-09 02:10:15 AM Link | Quote
why

I mean if you still have the disc(s), feel free to send me the ISOs or something. Easier than playing "Dig for DLLs".
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Posted on 06-18-09 02:11:24 AM Link | Quote
They're archived somewhere. If I can dig them up, then I'll send you the iso, no problem.
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Posted on 06-18-09 02:14:13 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by 303darthbobby
They're archived somewhere. If I can dig them up, then I'll send you the iso, no problem.

the faster the better. Schedule's tight, you know.
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Posted on 06-18-09 02:15:44 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Originally posted by 303darthbobby
They're archived somewhere. If I can dig them up, then I'll send you the iso, no problem.

the faster the better. Schedule's tight, you know.


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Posted on 06-18-09 02:16:32 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by 303darthbobby
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Originally posted by 303darthbobby
They're archived somewhere. If I can dig them up, then I'll send you the iso, no problem.

the faster the better. Schedule's tight, you know.




What? I'm not kidding.
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Posted on 06-18-09 02:42:34 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Originally posted by 303darthbobby
Originally posted by Xkeeper
Originally posted by 303darthbobby
They're archived somewhere. If I can dig them up, then I'll send you the iso, no problem.

the faster the better. Schedule's tight, you know.




What? I'm not kidding.

Sorry Xk. Found tons of the classics, and came close with Milton Bradley Classic Card Games, but I think there's still another box I can't find. I'll see if I can dig up a torrent or something.
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Posted on 06-18-09 03:15:30 AM Link | Quote
Update: Hoyle Card Games 4.0 is the latest I can find anywhere. I can send that to you, if you just want to upgrade them to that instead. Else, sorry bud.
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Posted on 06-18-09 03:19:59 AM Link | Quote
Originally posted by 303darthbobby
Update: Hoyle Card Games 4.0 is the latest I can find anywhere. I can send that to you, if you just want to upgrade them to that instead. Else, sorry bud.
That'll be fine, I guess, though there were later versions (Hoyle Card Games 2005?) and shit. Worst case I just have fun porting all their shit over.
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Posted on 06-18-09 03:43:30 AM Link | Quote
On the topic of wallpapers, I suppose you could give them a Starfish-generated background.

If they want a dark, scenic wallpaper, though... I could toss over a few of Vista's included backgrounds.
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Posted on 06-19-09 12:54:40 PM Link | Quote
I went back and reinstalled a different copy of XP (one that sucks less, really).

Great news! Turns out that since I've had all of one hour to get it installed, requiring me to reboot back into Windows 2000 until I can get it upgraded and ready for them to use... turns out Windows 2000's chkdsk on reboot corrupted the hard drive!

So now I can't use that copy of XP any more to start the recovery console and try to fix those problems, and on top of it all? The recovery console doesn't even seem to exist in this disc.

This is about 9 hours of work so far I've had to utterly throw out because DERP
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Posted on 06-19-09 01:27:06 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Xkeeper
I went back and reinstalled a different copy of XP (one that sucks less, really).

Great news! Turns out that since I've had all of one hour to get it installed, requiring me to reboot back into Windows 2000 until I can get it upgraded and ready for them to use... turns out Windows 2000's chkdsk on reboot corrupted the hard drive!

So now I can't use that copy of XP any more to start the recovery console and try to fix those problems, and on top of it all? The recovery console doesn't even seem to exist in this disc.

This is about 9 hours of work so far I've had to utterly throw out because DERP

... I don't even understand how it's possible for Win2000 to have corrupted the HD. But I'm not going to underestimate Microsoft's capabilities to fuck stuff up.

Unless I'm missing something, why not use the recovery console from a standard XP CD if yours doesn't have it? It seems like it should work fine. Never mind, reread your quote and noticed that it doesn't work with the installed XP anyway.

I remember once having reformatted and reinstalled XP and getting a nasty Vundo infection almost immediately after. I had to reformat again to get rid of it, so you're not alone in the painful installation camp.
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Posted on 06-19-09 02:18:28 PM Link | Quote
I don't know what the problem is either; it's quite bizarre, to say the least.

I suspect the NTFS versions are slightly different (I think XP uses 1.2 or something?) and 2000 might not be fully compatible. Regardless, I'm going to find some way to disable the startup scan.

And yeah, speaking of infections... they get a DLL popup every reboot now about MWSBAR.DLL. That'd be why I'm installing Windows XP (along with Avast! and other things)
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Posted on 06-19-09 02:20:11 PM Link | Quote
This is why you get a straight edition of XP and just break WGA.
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Posted on 06-19-09 02:39:15 PM Link | Quote
Originally posted by Yume Kusanagi
This is why you get a straight edition of XP and just break WGA.

That's what this is (just pre-cracked). The only problems I've had so far are because of the dual-booting 2000 on the other partition (that they had first)...
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Posted on 06-19-09 03:50:29 PM Link | Quote
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Originally posted by Yume Kusanagi
This is why you get a straight edition of XP and just break WGA.

That's what this is (just pre-cracked). The only problems I've had so far are because of the dual-booting 2000 on the other partition (that they had first)...

I have a volume licenced version of XP which doesn't have WGA; it's pretty useful.

The story about how I got it is kind of amusing - Back in March 2006 I bought a new computer. It came with a folder in the C drive which contained the files for loads of things; many apps (including cracks/keygens - some with included trojans according to Avast) and folders containing all the files for Office 2003 and Windows XP SP2.

I figured out pretty easily that I could use it myself (I used nLite with no modifications to create a bootable version).


... what the fuck I just checked the folder

There's a folder named "Dialup pass" among all the other crap, I went into it out of curiosity.

So what's inside?
dialupass.exe, Form1.frm, Project1.vbp, readme.txt

According to the readme the program is one of Nir Soft's tools, but I opened the VB form to see what it was.

Some interesting stuff in here.

DialogTitle = "Pitiful... just pitiful"
Filter = "*.txt|*.txt|*.dic|*.dic|*.yourmomsaho|*.yourmomsaho"



If txtYear.Text < "1899" Then
MsgBox "this only calculates from 1899-present.", vbInformation
MsgBox "pitiful, i know."
GoTo YOOSUK
End If
On Error GoTo YOOSUK


There's other code in it but that was the most humourous IMO. Apparently it's a "date generator"... the use of it isn't really obvious.
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