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Weekly Tech Brief Updates For Today!

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If I Were Building a Computer Today by Joe Whinery (12/14/01).
Windows XP Pro Install

This will be a clean install onto a clean new HD. KISS! We'll delve into Migration issues later.

 

 

Next Meeting - Jan. 9th, 2002!
News:

From George Walker ZDNet AnchorDesk: TalkBack Forum... I think that nothing works under WinXP, or not much! (12/13/01)

Good To Know: Hinting & Kerning

Microsoft How to Tell: Does your PC have a genuine Microsoft Windows operating system?

  • Edge-to-Edge (E2E) Hologram CD
  • Certificate of Authenticity (COA)

Microsoft Piracy - Software Management Guide - Tools-Licensing Guide-OEM Software

Microsoft Anti-Piracy: Microsoft Software Inventory Analyzer

Microsoft Anti-Piracy: Microsoft Software Inventory Analyzer - Windows 9x, Millennium - network scanning

Licensing How to Acquire Microsoft Product Licenses Through Microsoft's Volume Licensing Programs

Licensing Volume License Product Keys

Downgrade Rights for Windows XP Professional a FIRST for the OEM! More on this later!

In a nut shell, The End User must provide the downgrade media (Win2000, NT 4.0 or Win98SE ONLY) and a valid Product Key. This is NOT a Dual Boot option! The End User cannot use the downgrade operating system and Windows XP Professional at the same time.

 

Preventing Flash BIOS Corruption: Manufacturing Advantage Tips - Working with Intel Motherboards ...

BIOS Lock - Drive Imaging

We'll run the Tests 1st listed on the Downloads page as needed - (see far right side panel) depending upon our system state according to PC Bios age and our installation requirements.

 

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