XP Home to XP Professional in 2 bytes



Jon
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
http://www.i4u.com/article3533.html


Jon

Jon
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/software/howto-change-windows-xp-home-to-windows-xp-pro-105486.php


"Jon" <Email_Address@SomewhereOrOther.com> wrote in message
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> http://www.i4u.com/article3533.html
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> Jon
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Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Do you believe everything you read on the web?
That information is 100% bogus!

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kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
> Do you believe everything you read on the web?
> That information is 100% bogus!

I've never tried this myself, so I don't know if it is bogus or not, and
knowing Carey's track record as well as I do, I suspect he hasn't tried
it either, and would have no idea whether it is bogus or not either.

When Carey says something is 100% anything, it's like OJ saying he was
100% not guilty. Don't you believe it!

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Jon
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Not tried it either, but certainly sounds feasible. Given the walkthrough,
and the 8 pages dedicated to it in the magazine, it sounds even more
realistic.

But as the article says, it results in a non-updatable, less-than-full
version of XP Pro, anyhow, although that could probably be circumvented too.

Jon


"kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
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> Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
>> Do you believe everything you read on the web?
>> That information is 100% bogus!
>
> I've never tried this myself, so I don't know if it is bogus or not, and
> knowing Carey's track record as well as I do, I suspect he hasn't tried it
> either, and would have no idea whether it is bogus or not either.
>
> When Carey says something is 100% anything, it's like OJ saying he was
> 100% not guilty. Don't you believe it!
>
> --
> Peace!
> Kurt
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> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
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>

Don Schmidt
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Could be bogus or could be true. Somewhere around here I've got
instructions how to install Windows 98 without a ProductKey. Never tried
it, but could be.


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"Jon" <Email_Address@SomewhereOrOther.com> wrote in message
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> Not tried it either, but certainly sounds feasible. Given the walkthrough,
> and the 8 pages dedicated to it in the magazine, it sounds even more
> realistic.
>
> But as the article says, it results in a non-updatable, less-than-full
> version of XP Pro, anyhow, although that could probably be circumvented
> too.
>
> Jon
>
>
> "kurttrail" <dontemailme@anywhereintheknowuniverse.org> wrote in message
> news:%23fEibKEaFHA.1940@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>> Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
>>> Do you believe everything you read on the web?
>>> That information is 100% bogus!
>>
>> I've never tried this myself, so I don't know if it is bogus or not, and
>> knowing Carey's track record as well as I do, I suspect he hasn't tried
>> it either, and would have no idea whether it is bogus or not either.
>>
>> When Carey says something is 100% anything, it's like OJ saying he was
>> 100% not guilty. Don't you believe it!
>>
>> --
>> Peace!
>> Kurt
>> Self-anointed Moderator
>> microscum.pubic.windowsexp.gonorrhea
>> http://microscum.com/mscommunity
>> "Trustworthy Computing" is only another example of an Oxymoron!
>> "Produkt-Aktivierung macht frei"
>>
>
>

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:57 PM
Don Schmidt wrote:
> Could be bogus or could be true. Somewhere around here I've got
> instructions how to install Windows 98 without a ProductKey. Never
> tried it, but could be.

Exactly, and knowing Carey as I do, after reading his posts for years,
it is highly unlikely he has tried it to be able to say catagorically
that it is bogus. It is my experience, the more Carey denies something
the less likely it is being true.

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Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
It is an illegal to "reverse engineer" the Windows XP
operating system. Chances are it will not activate and may
cause the forfeiture/termination of your Windows XP license.

From the EULA:

4. LIMITATIONS ON REVERSE ENGINEERING,
DECOMPILATION, AND DISASSEMBLY.
You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the
Software, except and only to the extent that such activity
is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding
this limitation.

15. TERMINATION.
Without prejudice to any other rights, Microsoft may
terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms
and conditions of this EULA. In such event, you must
destroy all copies of the Software and all of its
component parts.

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"Jon" wrote:

| Not tried it either, but certainly sounds feasible. Given the walkthrough,
| and the 8 pages dedicated to it in the magazine, it sounds even more
| realistic.
|
| But as the article says, it results in a non-updatable, less-than-full
| version of XP Pro, anyhow, although that could probably be circumvented too.
|
| Jon

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
Carey Frisch [MVP] wrote:
> It is an illegal to "reverse engineer" the Windows XP
> operating system. Chances are it will not activate and may
> cause the forfeiture/termination of your Windows XP license.
>
> From the EULA:
>
> 4. LIMITATIONS ON REVERSE ENGINEERING,
> DECOMPILATION, AND DISASSEMBLY.
> You may not reverse engineer, decompile, or disassemble the
> Software, except and only to the extent that such activity
> is expressly permitted by applicable law notwithstanding
> this limitation.
>
> 15. TERMINATION.
> Without prejudice to any other rights, Microsoft may
> terminate this EULA if you fail to comply with the terms
> and conditions of this EULA. In such event, you must
> destroy all copies of the Software and all of its
> component parts.
>
>

LOL! Carey is always full of sh*t! None of his illegal BS means it
wouldn't work!


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guestfromhell
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
well, whether it works or not, your not likely to get anyone for
microsoft to admit it, are you. MS would have that persons desk cleared
and them out the building quicker thanTony Blair can start another war
if they did


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Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
kurttrail wrote:
> Don Schmidt wrote:
>
>>Could be bogus or could be true. Somewhere around here I've got
>>instructions how to install Windows 98 without a ProductKey. Never
>>tried it, but could be.
>
>
> Exactly, and knowing Carey as I do, after reading his posts for years,
> it is highly unlikely he has tried it to be able to say catagorically
> that it is bogus.

He wouldn't try it, that's for sure. Especially in this case since it
would violate the EULA.

> It is my experience, the more Carey denies something
> the less likely it is being true.
>

I think you mixed that sentence up, Kurt.

Steve

kurttrail
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
Steve N. wrote:
> kurttrail wrote:
>> Don Schmidt wrote:
>>
>>> Could be bogus or could be true. Somewhere around here I've got
>>> instructions how to install Windows 98 without a ProductKey. Never
>>> tried it, but could be.
>>
>>
>> Exactly, and knowing Carey as I do, after reading his posts for
>> years, it is highly unlikely he has tried it to be able to say
>> catagorically that it is bogus.
>
> He wouldn't try it, that's for sure. Especially in this case since it
> would violate the EULA.
>
>> It is my experience, the more Carey denies something
>> the less likely it is being true.
>>
>
> I think you mixed that sentence up, Kurt.
>
> Steve

the more Carey denies something [100% bogus] the less likely it [100%
bogus] is being true.


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Steve N.
07-09-2005, 11:58 PM
kurttrail wrote:

> Steve N. wrote:
>
>>kurttrail wrote:
>>
>>>Don Schmidt wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>>Could be bogus or could be true. Somewhere around here I've got
>>>>instructions how to install Windows 98 without a ProductKey. Never
>>>>tried it, but could be.
>>>
>>>
>>>Exactly, and knowing Carey as I do, after reading his posts for
>>>years, it is highly unlikely he has tried it to be able to say
>>>catagorically that it is bogus.
>>
>>He wouldn't try it, that's for sure. Especially in this case since it
>>would violate the EULA.
>>
>>
>>>It is my experience, the more Carey denies something
>>>the less likely it is being true.
>>>
>>
>>I think you mixed that sentence up, Kurt.
>>
>>Steve
>
>
> the more Carey denies something [100% bogus] the less likely it [100%
> bogus] is being true.
>
>

Ok, got it.

Steve


XP Home to XP Professional in 2 bytes