Whats wrong with my XP Pro and Windoze 2003 pro ?????

Discussion in 'Windows Media Center' started by half_pint, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. half_pint

    half_pint Guest

    I bought a Windows XP upgrade disk from a friend and it
    X's ?????) Whats the matter with it,
     
    half_pint, Feb 10, 2004
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  2. It sounds like you just purchased faulty PIRATED software (especially if you
    only paid $100!). I would return it and demand a full refund. I then would
    go to a legitimate reseller and purchase legal copies. The problem is not
    Microsoft, it is the scam artists from whom you purchased it.
     
    Derek R. Flickinger, Feb 10, 2004
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  3. half_pint

    Jim Macklin Guest

    OUTLOOK does not have a news-reader, if you select to read
    news while in OUTLOOK, Outlook Express will open.

    You seemingly bought a pirated.



    | I bought a Windows XP upgrade disk from a friend and it
    | > installs ok, but has this dumb key on it that starts out
    | > with "XXXXX-640-blah-blah-blah" (why does it use
    | X's ?????) Whats the matter with it,
    | > is the installer or the software no good ?????? I paid
    | > good money for this crappe and get this and it cleaned
    | out
    | > all my email and Kazaa.
    | > Next MS mess, how come Outlook 2003 (has almost the same
    | > bozo key number) does not send my messages to the forums
    | > and I have to use this way ? Is it not working too ?
    | Like
    | > do they check any of these programs before they sell
    | > them ?? I paid almost $100 USD for this Office 2003
    | > Professional and Windows XP Professional and both are
    | > messng up. Most of my games dont work no more and the
    | > thing is slow as shite on a stick, what bozos write
    | this ?
    | > Or did I do something wrong on install ? Where did my
    | mail
    | > go and howcome its still the old crappie Internet 6,
    | where
    | > is Internet 7 ? how ca I get this junk off my harddisk ?
    | I
    | > tryed to uninstall the stupid things and now it wants my
    | > Windows XP disk in the drive and I sold it right after I
    | > got it installed. what about AVG ??????I finally got
    | that
    | > toad working and now it is not even there and I cant get
    | > it working neither. can somebody tell me what to do to
    | fix
    | > this wreak before I go nuts or slam Microturd with spam
    !
     
    Jim Macklin, Feb 10, 2004
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    Peter Near Guest

    Although I have to wonder why Outlook doesn't do NEWS. That's always driven
    me nuts.

    Sorry, offtopic (in so many ways).

    Pete
     
    Peter Near, Feb 10, 2004
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  5. half_pint

    Jim Macklin Guest

    Because office managers don't want their employees reading
    news groups.


    | Although I have to wonder why Outlook doesn't do NEWS.
    That's always driven
    | me nuts.
    |
    | Sorry, offtopic (in so many ways).
    |
    | Pete
    |
    | "Derek R. Flickinger"
    | message | > It sounds like you just purchased faulty PIRATED
    software (especially if
    | you
    | > only paid $100!). I would return it and demand a full
    refund. I then
    | would
    | > go to a legitimate reseller and purchase legal copies.
    The problem is not
    | > Microsoft, it is the scam artists from whom you
    purchased it.
    | >
    | > | > > I bought a Windows XP upgrade disk from a friend and
    it
    | > >> installs ok, but has this dumb key on it that starts
    out
    | > >> with "XXXXX-640-blah-blah-blah" (why does it use
    | > > X's ?????) Whats the matter with it,
    | > >> is the installer or the software no good ?????? I
    paid
    | > >> good money for this crappe and get this and it
    cleaned
    | > > out
    | > >> all my email and Kazaa.
    | > >> Next MS mess, how come Outlook 2003 (has almost the
    same
    | > >> bozo key number) does not send my messages to the
    forums
    | > >> and I have to use this way ? Is it not working too ?
    | > > Like
    | > >> do they check any of these programs before they sell
    | > >> them ?? I paid almost $100 USD for this Office 2003
    | > >> Professional and Windows XP Professional and both are
    | > >> messng up. Most of my games dont work no more and the
    | > >> thing is slow as shite on a stick, what bozos write
    | > > this ?
    | > >> Or did I do something wrong on install ? Where did my
    | > > mail
    | > >> go and howcome its still the old crappie Internet 6,
    | > > where
    | > >> is Internet 7 ? how ca I get this junk off my
    harddisk ?
    | > > I
    | > >> tryed to uninstall the stupid things and now it wants
    my
    | > >> Windows XP disk in the drive and I sold it right
    after I
    | > >> got it installed. what about AVG ??????I finally got
    | > > that
    | > >> toad working and now it is not even there and I cant
    get
    | > >> it working neither. can somebody tell me what to do
    to
    | > > fix
    | > >> this wreak before I go nuts or slam Microturd with
    spam !
    | >
    | >
    |
    |
     
    Jim Macklin, Feb 10, 2004
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  6. In

    That's a common complaint, but one that I've never understood.
    Why *should* it do news? There are lots of E-mail programs that
    don't do news.

    Every program doesn't have to do everything. Nobody complains
    that Word or Excel or Money don't do news.

    As a matter of fact, I think it's preferable for programs to be
    more specialized and do less. If Outlook doesn't do news, that
    leaves me free to use Outlook for E-mail, but choose another
    program for news, without having to provide disk space for extra
    newsreading code in Outlook that I don't use.
     
    Ken Blake, MVP, Feb 10, 2004
    #6
  7. Most of your problems are probably not Microsoft's fault as you
    suggest.
    The cause is most likely bad preparation as well as incompatible
    hardware and software.

    You are probably better off starting over with a Clean Installation:
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/cleanxp.htm
    Pay particular attention to step one to verify the computer is ready
    for windows XP.

    How can you sell Windows XP if you installed it?
    As you discovered, you still need it.
    Read the EULA you agreed to when you installed Windows XP.

    Also make sure your installed copy of windows XP is legal (probably
    not since you said you sold it.)
     
    Jupiter Jones [MVP], Feb 10, 2004
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