TIP: Bypass ripping on dual boot and *instantly* put tunes from XP WMP into Vista WMP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Chad Harris, May 14, 2007.

  1. Chad Harris

    Chad Harris Guest

    Ripping music takes time, and this is the way you can put any or all of your
    XP WMP tunes into Vista's WMP 11 *instantly.*

    1) Pull up the XP "My Music" folder by typing in run box or Explorer Folder
    address bar:

    XP Drive\Documents and Settings\XP Profile\My Documents\My Music

    2) Pull up the Vista folder by typing in run box or Explorer Folder address

    Vista Drive\Users\Vista Profile\Music

    3) Copy from XP folder either the folder that represents a CD or individual
    tune to Vista by holding down right mouse and dragging to Vista
    folder>select copy.

    4) WMP can transfer to Ipod folder and vice versa. You may have to change
    the file storage format for compatibility.

    On Vista the Itunes Music folder is located at:

    Vista Drive\Users\Vista Profile\Music\iTunes\iTunes Music.

    You can bring the "pictures folder" or any "music folders" up instantly on
    Vista by typing the word pictures or music into the Search box above the
    Start button.

    Chad Harris, May 14, 2007
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  2. Chad Harris

    KDE Guest

    wow ! I wasn't aware you could actually copy music and files from one folder
    to another ! (dripping sarcasm)
    KDE, May 14, 2007
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  3. Chad Harris

    Chad Harris Guest

    You da woman KDE. A lot of people I know who dual boot don't copy music
    files and folders. I haven't seen anyone try to copy music from one folder
    from another on a dual boot. I must be leading a sheltered existance rather
    than travelling in the fast sophisticated lane where your butt sits. The
    folders would represent CDs in this case. They spend a lot of time
    re-ripping them on their Vista boots. This would apply in any context as
    well that you communicated one pc to another.

    I look forward to your prolific and profound awesome help if it ever comes
    anywhere on these groups. Knock yourself out. LOL

    I think if you get your anatomy examined thoroughly, you'll find that
    sarcasm isn't the only thing dripping from one of your orifices. You may
    need to load up on some antibiotics for resistant problems.


    Paul McNulty--don't let the door hit your ass on the way out of Main
    Justice! It's always been the case that tough prosecutors run like mega
    chickens when their butts are in a sling and that's what you did.

    Dead in the Water and Proud to Be Swimmin' Wit Da Fishes and Christopha and
    soon Sylvio Dante and Bobby:

    FRANK RICH: Earth to G.O.P: The Gipper Is Dead
    OF course you didn’t watch the first Republican presidential debate on
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    O’Reilly, interviewing the already overexposed George Tenet, drew far more
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    did turn the event into an instant “Saturday Night Live” parody without
    “SNL” having to lift a finger. The row of 10 middle-aged white candidates,
    David Letterman said, looked like “guys waiting to tee off at a restricted
    country club.”

    Since then, panicked Republicans have been either blaming the “Let’s Make a
    Deal” debate format or praying for salvation-by-celebrity in the form of
    another middle-aged white guy who might enter the race, Fred Thompson. They
    don’t seem to get that there is not another major brand in the country — not
    Wal-Mart, not G.E., not even Denny’s nowadays — that would try to sell a
    mass product with such a demographically homogeneous sales force. And that’s
    only half the problem. The other half is that the Republicans don’t have a
    product to sell. Aside from tax cuts and a wall on the Mexican border, the
    only issue that energized the presidential contenders was Ronald Reagan. The
    debate’s most animated moments by far came as they clamored to lip-sync his
    “optimism,” his “morning in America,” his “shining city on the hill” and
    even, in a bizarre John McCain moment out of a Chucky movie, his grin.

    The candidates mentioned Reagan’s name 19 times, the current White House
    occupant’s once. Much as the Republicans hope that the Gipper can still be a
    panacea for all their political ills, so they want to believe that if only
    President Bush would just go away and take his rock-bottom approval rating
    and equally unpopular war with him, all of their problems would be solved.
    But it could be argued that the Iraq fiasco, disastrous to American
    interests as it is, actually masks the magnitude of the destruction this
    presidency has visited both on the country in general and the G.O.P. in

    By my rough, conservative calculation — feel free to add — there have been
    corruption, incompetence, and contracting or cronyism scandals in these
    cabinet departments: Defense, Education, Justice, Interior, Homeland
    Security, Veterans Affairs, Health and Human Services, and Housing and Urban
    Development. I am not counting State, whose deputy secretary, a champion of
    abstinence-based international AIDS funding, resigned last month in a
    prostitution scandal, or the General Services Administration, now being
    investigated for possibly steering federal favors to Republican
    Congressional candidates in 2006. Or the Office of Management and Budget,
    whose chief procurement officer was sentenced to prison in the Abramoff
    fallout. I will, however, toss in a figure that reveals the sheer depth of
    the overall malfeasance: no fewer than four inspectors general, the official
    watchdogs charged with investigating improprieties in each department, are
    themselves under investigation simultaneously — an all-time record.

    Wrongdoing of this magnitude does not happen by accident, but it is not
    necessarily instigated by a Watergate-style criminal conspiracy. When
    corruption is this pervasive, it can also be a byproduct of a governing
    philosophy. That’s the case here. That Bush-Rove style of governance, the
    common denominator of all the administration scandals, is the Frankenstein
    creature that stalks the G.O.P. as it faces 2008. It has become the
    Republican brand and will remain so, even after this president goes, until
    courageous Republicans disown it and eradicate it.

    It’s not the philosophy Mr. Bush campaigned on. Remember the candidate who
    billed himself as a “different kind of Republican” and a “compassionate
    conservative”? Karl Rove wanted to build a lasting Republican majority by
    emulating the tactics of the 1896 candidate, William McKinley, whose victory
    ushered in G.O.P. dominance that would last until the New Deal some 35 years
    later. The Rove plan was to add to the party’s base, much as McKinley had at
    the dawn of the industrial era, by attracting new un-Republican-like
    demographic groups, including Hispanics and African-Americans. Hence, No
    Child Left Behind, an education program pitched particularly to urban
    Americans, and a 2000 nominating convention that starred break dancers,
    gospel singers, Colin Powell and, as an M.C., the only black Republican
    member of Congress, J. C. Watts.

    As always, the salesmanship was brilliant. One smitten liberal columnist
    imagined in 1999 that Mr. Bush could redefine his party: “If compassion and
    inclusion are his talismans, education his centerpiece and national unity
    his promise, we may say a final, welcome goodbye to the wedge issues that
    have divided Americans by race, ethnicity and religious conviction.” Or not.
    As Matthew Dowd, the disaffected Bush pollster, concluded this spring, the
    uniter he had so eagerly helped elect turned out to be “not the person” he
    thought, but instead a divider who wanted to appeal to the “51 percent of
    the people” who would ensure his hold on power.

    But it isn’t just the divisive Bush-Rove partisanship that led to scandal.
    The corruption grew out of the White House’s insistence that partisanship —
    the maintenance of that 51 percent — dictate every governmental action no
    matter what the effect on the common good. And so the first M.B.A. president
    ignored every rule of sound management. Loyal ideologues or flunkies were
    put in crucial positions regardless of their ethics or competence.
    Government business was outsourced to campaign contributors regardless of
    their ethics or competence. Even orthodox Republican fiscal prudence was
    tossed aside so Congressional allies could be bought off with bridges to

    This was true way before many, let alone Matthew Dowd, were willing to see
    it. It was true before the Iraq war. In retrospect, the first unimpeachable
    evidence of the White House’s modus operandi was reported by the journalist
    Ron Suskind, for Esquire, at the end of 2002. Mr. Suskind interviewed an
    illustrious Bush appointee, the University of Pennsylvania political
    scientist John DiIulio, who had run the administration’s
    compassionate-conservative flagship, the Office of Faith-Based and Community
    Initiatives. Bemoaning an unprecedented “lack of a policy apparatus” in the
    White House, Mr. DiIulio said: “What you’ve got is everything — and I mean
    everything — being run by the political arm. It’s the reign of the Mayberry

    His words have been borne out repeatedly: by the unqualified political hacks
    and well-connected no-bid contractors who sabotaged the occupation and
    reconstruction of Iraq; the politicization of science at the Food and Drug
    Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency; the outsourcing of
    veterans’ care to a crony company at Walter Reed; and the purge of
    independent United States attorneys at Alberto Gonzales’s Justice
    Department. But even more pertinent, perhaps, to the Republican future is
    how the Mayberry Machiavellis alienated the precise groups that Mr. Bush had
    promised to add to his party’s base.

    By installing a political hack, his 2000 campaign manager, Joe Allbaugh, at
    the top of FEMA, the president foreordained the hiring of Brownie and the
    disastrous response to Katrina. At the Education Department, the signature
    No Child Left Behind program, Reading First, is turning out to be a cesspool
    of contracting conflicts of interest. It’s also at that department that Bush
    loyalists stood passively by while the student-loan industry scandal
    exploded; at its center is Nelnet, the single largest corporate campaign
    contributor to the 2006 G.O.P. Congressional campaign committee. Back at Mr.
    Gonzales’s operation, where revelations of politicization and cover-ups
    mount daily, it turns out that no black lawyers have been hired in the
    nearly all-white criminal section of the civil rights division since 2003.

    The sole piece of compassionate conservatism that Mr. Bush has tried not to
    sacrifice to political expedience — nondraconian immigration reform — is
    also on the ropes, done in by a wave of xenophobia that he has failed to
    combat. Just how knee-jerk this strain has become could be seen in the MSNBC
    debate when Chris Matthews asked the candidates if they would consider a
    constitutional amendment to allow presidential runs by naturalized citizens
    like their party’s star governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger (an American since
    1983), and its national chairman, Senator Mel Martinez of Florida. Seven out
    of 10 said no.

    We’ve certainly come a long way from that 2000 Philadelphia convention, with
    its dream of forging an inclusive, long-lasting G.O.P. majority. Instead of
    break dancers and a black Republican congressman (there are none now), we’ve
    had YouTube classics like Mr. Rove’s impersonation of a rapper at a
    Washington journalists’ banquet and George Allen’s “macaca” meltdown.
    Simultaneously, the once-reliable evangelical base is starting to drift as
    some of its leaders join the battle against global warming and others
    recognize that they’ve been played for fools on “family values” by the
    G.O.P. establishment that covered up for Mark Foley.

    Meanwhile, most of the pressing matters that the public cares passionately
    about — Iraq, health care, the environment and energy independence — belong
    for now to the Democrats. Though that party’s first debate wasn’t exactly an
    intellectual feast either, actual issues were engaged by presidential
    hopefuls representing a cross section of American demographics. You don’t
    see Democratic candidates changing the subject to J.F.K. and F.D.R. They are
    free to start wrestling with the future while the men inheriting the
    Bush-Rove brand of Republicanism are reduced to harking back to a morning in
    America on which the sun set in 1989.
    Chad Harris, May 14, 2007
  4. Chad Harris

    KDE Guest

    "I haven't seen anyone try to copy music from one folder

    you run a dual boot and DON'T routinely share files and folders ? I can see
    why you were so excited to figure out you can. why in the hell would anyone
    double load their music or picture collection in 2 separate places on a PC,
    using up twice the storage space? and rather than your convoluted,
    confusing workaround here's another tip for you genius... make a folder on
    your PC called D:\Music, when running XP, right click on your My Music
    folder and select "move". now point it to D:\Music. now boot Vista. right
    click on Music folder and select "move"... you see where we're going :)
    KDE, May 15, 2007
  5. Chad Harris

    Chad Harris Guest


    Are YOU serious? Why aren't you off your butt and helping people here LOL?
    I don't see any KDE launched help on any topic on these groups!!! LOL

    Have you had a level of consciousness on planet earth with a Glascow Coma
    scale compatible with life?

    You've been around on these groups. I've helped prolifically and reading any
    3 of my posts indicates I have enough familiarity with Windows to share
    files and folders. I must have several hundred posts on the XP groups in the
    past three years helping people share files and folders and linking them to
    the KBs to do that and to take permissions, etc., helping with networking,

    My "tip" though was particularly with music based on helping a number of
    people get their boxes in shape and noticing that they simply ripped the
    music on the Vista boot instead of copying the music, and also there has
    been confusion about not onlly using an Ipod successfully on Vista which
    could be done from the start even before MSFT started issuing KBs to help it
    (2 years after they were needed by some people lol) and many people do not
    understand how to share from Ipod Imusic folders to WMP and vice versa and
    from Ipod Imusic folders on one boot to Ipod Imuisc folders on the next.

    Why don't you plow your energy and your self annointed "dripping with
    sarcasm" among other things you drip with and dig in and help some people
    since you obviously think you can? A search for KDE doesn't show squat that
    you've helped with. Bring on da help KDE let's see some posts putting out
    some fires for people instead of innane worrying ridiculously if I
    understand file sharing.


    Since you have such superior sophisticated Vista insight, why aren't you
    answering people's questions on how to fix or get Vista up and running like
    the rest of us?

    Are you too busy "dripping" with sarcasm or whatever bacteria have infested

    Chad Harris, May 15, 2007
  6. Chad Harris

    KDE Guest

    sorry, didn't realize there was a quota on posts before pointing out how
    absurd it was that someone was so excited about being able to copy and paste
    files, or use the same folders in their dual boot setup.

    I bow to your greatness.
    KDE, May 15, 2007
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