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Post by libertymark » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:17 pm

a few words for you...

PC dual booting Vista and Mac OS X 10.4.4

take that bootcamp

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Wed Sep 13, 2006 4:27 pm

Is this why you called me?

And have they not hacked 10.4.7 yet? Does Software Update work? (Not a big deal; there aren't any major feature differences...)

I'm surprised your computer is running Vista, although it's really only your processor that's not very good.

And no it's not, although it's a lot cheaper

If my laptop weren't so old I'd probably try it but it probably wouldn't work very well.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:10 pm

Oh, nice premature posting... you forgot the part about not being able to get back into Vista...

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Post by libertymark » Wed Sep 13, 2006 5:36 pm

and the part that we can't format the hard drive to retry so we can fix everything

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Post by libertymark » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:34 pm

update:

i have finished reinstalling vista and now both operating systems work but i still haven't installed a boot manager so its not easy to get to the other os. that i have left for tomorrows work.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:38 pm

libertymark wrote: update:

i have finished reinstalling vista and now both operating systems work but i still haven't installed a boot manager so its not easy to get to the other os.  that i have left for tomorrows work.
Good...

On the other hand... my laptop wouldn't recognize the CD drive after it restarted following a Windows update. I had to put in the floppy drive to be able to boot but it seems to have recognized it now. We'll see if it recognizes it when I reboot someday (although I think I'll be reformatting it completely this weekend)

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Post by libertymark » Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:56 pm

okay we ran into a major snag today. we installed a boot manger and well it didn't recognize vista so we couldn't dual boot. we tried others and i got the coolest three words a compter and give you....


Missing Operating System

it is a dell booting Mac OSX and no windows

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:21 pm

Wait a minute, you need an XP disc? I have my Dell restore disks and a copy of XP Pro if you want to try to revert to that... or are you just going to wait until there's a boot loader compatible with Vista?

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Post by libertymark » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:17 am

um i need xp home which no one on campus seems to own

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:41 am

My Dell restore disk has XP Home - not sure if it will work though

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Post by Charlie Dees » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:29 am

Could this not have been discussed in person? I fail to see the point.

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Post by LibertyMarie » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:30 am

i don't really understand what's going on, but i'm just wondering, is it legal?

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:35 am

Mark is trying to use two Operating Systems. One being the lastest Mac OS (I think it is the lastest don't really keep up to date with Crapple stuff) and the newest version of Windows called Vista. Vista isn't out for sell yet... but if you are good you can get a copies months in advanced (I think computer makers have had it since July) As for you Chuck... don't like the topic don't read the posts

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:46 am

OS X is up to 10.4.7 but there aren't really any major functionality updates between that and 10.4.4 (just security updates, bug fixes and such). And the misc board has been used for things like this plenty of times before... just look at how many threads are titled "TMCE".

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Post by DeckardCain » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:55 am

ScoBo1987 wrote: just look at how many threads are titled "TMCE".
I'll go through and count one of these days.

In any case, it's not like these threads are bumping down anything else worthwhile. Anything that gets rid of the "Fergie" thread is fine by me.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:14 am

And to answer if it is legal... if the copies of the operating systems are owned it should be. I'm not sure what the license agreement is on Vista RC1

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Fri Sep 15, 2006 11:26 am

Well you can DL it... I'm sure it is on Seek, XP was on there a good three months before it came out. However Microsoft does allow beta testing (which we are out of that stage) so I would imagine you could get a copy of it.

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Post by STPickrell » Fri Sep 15, 2006 4:30 pm

East Buc & UMR wrote: Mark is trying to use two Operating Systems. One being the lastest Mac OS (I think it is the lastest don't really keep up to date with Crapple stuff) and the newest version of Windows called Vista. Vista isn't out for sell yet... but if you are good you can get a copies months in advanced (I think computer makers have had it since July) As for you Chuck... don't like the topic don't read the posts
ok I was wonderiing what was going on there, i thought i'd missed the release of vista

it's been 4yrs since becca and i got a new computer maybe it's time for a new one. we'll see.

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Post by libertymark » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:22 am

ScoBo1987 wrote: And to answer if it is legal... if the copies of the operating systems are owned it should be.  I'm not sure what the license agreement is on Vista RC1
um actually there is only one way this is legal and thats if you buy a mac, download bootcamp, install windows, delete mac, and install mac this way which is stupid. the reason is that you are violating a bunch of copy right laws.

i got my xp home disks from my dad this weekend so i guess ill get around to getting it to work.

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Post by jcarkeys » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:16 pm

libertymark wrote:
ScoBo1987 wrote: And to answer if it is legal... if the copies of the operating systems are owned it should be.  I'm not sure what the license agreement is on Vista RC1
um actually there is only one way this is legal and thats if you buy a mac, download bootcamp, install windows, delete mac, and install mac this way which is stupid. the reason is that you are violating a bunch of copy right laws.

i got my xp home disks from my dad this weekend so i guess ill get around to getting it to work.
How does it break copyright law? There's no way in the world it could ever possibly violate copyright law.

Now, does it break the EULA? Probably not, I'd like to hear your logic though.
Of course, EULA's haven't been proven to be legitimately binding contracts anyways, so, who knows.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sun Sep 17, 2006 12:30 pm

I'm not going to look through the legalese and such but I think you're on the right track - it shouldn't break copyright law, but I'm sure there's something in the EULA that restricts reverse engineering and such.

Of course, most EULAs say you can only install software on one computer... now who obeys that one???

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Post by East Buc & UMR » Sun Sep 17, 2006 2:22 pm

Microsoft EULA anymore give you three computers you can put it on. And Shawn Vista isn't out yet.. November I think is the release date.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sun Sep 17, 2006 3:02 pm

Last I heard businesses will get it in Nov or Dec and Amazon is listing the retail release date as January 30.

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Post by libertymark » Tue Sep 19, 2006 7:39 pm

alright i reinstalled xp on my dell and it is now officially dual booting xp and osx. there are a bunch of problems with it though. eventually i will get around to posting stuff somewhere.

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Post by libertymark » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:11 pm

does anyone know how to fix registry errors?

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Post by DeckardCain » Wed Sep 20, 2006 10:44 pm

libertymark wrote: does anyone know how to fix registry errors?
Not 46 of them...

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Post by libertymark » Thu Sep 21, 2006 6:09 am

yeah i followed their instructions and i have to buy the software to fix them (or find a cracked version). so i tried to fix it through my xp install disk but i have no idea what im doing. not very user friendly.

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Post by libertymark » Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:50 am

well instead of fixing my registry im going to try to flash my bios to support booting from usb so i can install os on my external hard drive

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