XP and 2 computers



Umwhat
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP Home
Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the same house .
I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it goes and I'm trying
to find out how and I don't even know what I will use it for yet , at least
pass the time constructively .
It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
processor , maybe a faster one again .
I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are cheap
, into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the internet with
them both , I'm not sure .
I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
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Maurice N ~ MVP
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
The OEM Windows is licensed for only that specific pc. Any other pc you get, will need it's own (separate) Windows.
If you are talking about a multi-boot system, you still need a license for each O.S.
Are you sure about the processor speeds?
A 100 MHz or a 200 MHz processor are way too slow to even run Windows 2000.

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
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Umwhat wrote:
> Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
> Home Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the
> same house . I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it
> goes and I'm trying to find out how and I don't even know what I will
> use it for yet , at least pass the time constructively .
> It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> processor , maybe a faster one again .
> I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
> cheap , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the
> internet with them both , I'm not sure .
> I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .

David Candy
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
Win 2000 works fine of 486s. Slow to boot and opening apps but then it's
fine.
"Maurice N ~ MVP" <maurice@mvps.org> wrote in message
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The OEM Windows is licensed for only that specific pc. Any other pc you
get, will need it's own (separate) Windows.
If you are talking about a multi-boot system, you still need a license for
each O.S.
Are you sure about the processor speeds?
A 100 MHz or a 200 MHz processor are way too slow to even run Windows 2000.

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Maurice N
MVP Windows - Shell / User
-----

Umwhat wrote:
> Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
> Home Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the
> same house . I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it
> goes and I'm trying to find out how and I don't even know what I will
> use it for yet , at least pass the time constructively .
> It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> processor , maybe a faster one again .
> I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
> cheap , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the
> internet with them both , I'm not sure .
> I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .

Umwhat
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
hello Maurice , thanks for replying
I would like to use the old computer I got to bootup into the Bios for
something , can you give me any suggestions . I know I could upgrade to a
200Mhz processor and I could put up to 128mb's of memory into it and I could
possibly get a processor adapter for a larger processor , I will look into
that . I bought a very cheap unused Windows NT OS hoping I could use that in
it .


"Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

> The OEM Windows is licensed for only that specific pc. Any other pc you get, will need it's own (separate) Windows.
> If you are talking about a multi-boot system, you still need a license for each O.S.
> Are you sure about the processor speeds?
> A 100 MHz or a 200 MHz processor are way too slow to even run Windows 2000.
>
> --
> Maurice N
> MVP Windows - Shell / User
> -----
>
> Umwhat wrote:
> > Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
> > Home Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the
> > same house . I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it
> > goes and I'm trying to find out how and I don't even know what I will
> > use it for yet , at least pass the time constructively .
> > It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> > processor , maybe a faster one again .
> > I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
> > cheap , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the
> > internet with them both , I'm not sure .
> > I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
>

Kathea Banshou
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
A 200 with 128 will run NT. There were some changes between the 100 MHz and
the 200 MHz machines, so make sure the 200 you plan to put in is compatible
with the socket and motherboard. These are some dead slow machines that most
people consider too slow to use for anything, but I guess that would work as
a print server or such. By today's standards ,it crawls.

"Umwhat" wrote:

> hello Maurice , thanks for replying
> I would like to use the old computer I got to bootup into the Bios for
> something , can you give me any suggestions . I know I could upgrade to a
> 200Mhz processor and I could put up to 128mb's of memory into it and I could
> possibly get a processor adapter for a larger processor , I will look into
> that . I bought a very cheap unused Windows NT OS hoping I could use that in
> it .
>
>
> "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:
>
> > The OEM Windows is licensed for only that specific pc. Any other pc you get, will need it's own (separate) Windows.
> > If you are talking about a multi-boot system, you still need a license for each O.S.
> > Are you sure about the processor speeds?
> > A 100 MHz or a 200 MHz processor are way too slow to even run Windows 2000.
> >
> > --
> > Maurice N
> > MVP Windows - Shell / User
> > -----
> >
> > Umwhat wrote:
> > > Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
> > > Home Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the
> > > same house . I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it
> > > goes and I'm trying to find out how and I don't even know what I will
> > > use it for yet , at least pass the time constructively .
> > > It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> > > processor , maybe a faster one again .
> > > I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
> > > cheap , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the
> > > internet with them both , I'm not sure .
> > > I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
> >

07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
I can loan you $300 to get a new PC : CompUSA
How can you pay me back?

"Umwhat" <me.somewhere@somewhere else.com> wrote in message
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> Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP Home
> Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the same house .
> I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it goes and I'm trying
> to find out how and I don't even know what I will use it for yet , at
> least
> pass the time constructively .
> It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> processor , maybe a faster one again .
> I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are cheap
> , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the internet
> with
> them both , I'm not sure .
> I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
> --
> signature

Umwhat
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
I'm going to try the 100Mhx processor but I will get a 200mhz too .
interesting idea about a print server too thankyou

"Kathea Banshou" wrote:

> A 200 with 128 will run NT. There were some changes between the 100 MHz and
> the 200 MHz machines, so make sure the 200 you plan to put in is compatible
> with the socket and motherboard. These are some dead slow machines that most
> people consider too slow to use for anything, but I guess that would work as
> a print server or such. By today's standards ,it crawls.
>
> "Umwhat" wrote:
>
> > hello Maurice , thanks for replying
> > I would like to use the old computer I got to bootup into the Bios for
> > something , can you give me any suggestions . I know I could upgrade to a
> > 200Mhz processor and I could put up to 128mb's of memory into it and I could
> > possibly get a processor adapter for a larger processor , I will look into
> > that . I bought a very cheap unused Windows NT OS hoping I could use that in
> > it .
> >
> >
> > "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:
> >
> > > The OEM Windows is licensed for only that specific pc. Any other pc you get, will need it's own (separate) Windows.
> > > If you are talking about a multi-boot system, you still need a license for each O.S.
> > > Are you sure about the processor speeds?
> > > A 100 MHz or a 200 MHz processor are way too slow to even run Windows 2000.
> > >
> > > --
> > > Maurice N
> > > MVP Windows - Shell / User
> > > -----
> > >
> > > Umwhat wrote:
> > > > Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
> > > > Home Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the
> > > > same house . I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it
> > > > goes and I'm trying to find out how and I don't even know what I will
> > > > use it for yet , at least pass the time constructively .
> > > > It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> > > > processor , maybe a faster one again .
> > > > I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
> > > > cheap , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the
> > > > internet with them both , I'm not sure .
> > > > I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
> > >

David Candy
07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
virtual sex?

<CTLouisiana@msn.comREMOVE> wrote in message
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> I can loan you $300 to get a new PC : CompUSA
> How can you pay me back?
>
> "Umwhat" <me.somewhere@somewhere else.com> wrote in message
> news:F0590712-3A29-4FD4-A35D-914F639CA2C4@microsoft.com...
> > Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
Home
> > Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the same house
..
> > I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it goes and I'm
trying
> > to find out how and I don't even know what I will use it for yet , at
> > least
> > pass the time constructively .
> > It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> > processor , maybe a faster one again .
> > I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
cheap
> > , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the internet
> > with
> > them both , I'm not sure .
> > I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
> > --
> > signature
>
>

07-10-2005, 01:45 AM
virtual homosexual? only your kind would ever dream of that.

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Regards,
Gary 'Doc' Adams
Louisiana @ 314.479.8201
LsuEdu @ msn.com
http://military.accaw.org
~ Read to Learn - Write to Think ~
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"David Candy" <.> wrote in message
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> virtual sex?
>
> <CTLouisiana@msn.comREMOVE> wrote in message
> news:#$X99lyYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
>> I can loan you $300 to get a new PC : CompUSA
>> How can you pay me back?
>>
>> "Umwhat" <me.somewhere@somewhere else.com> wrote in message
>> news:F0590712-3A29-4FD4-A35D-914F639CA2C4@microsoft.com...
>> > Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
> Home
>> > Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the same house
> .
>> > I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it goes and I'm
> trying
>> > to find out how and I don't even know what I will use it for yet , at
>> > least
>> > pass the time constructively .
>> > It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
>> > processor , maybe a faster one again .
>> > I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
> cheap
>> > , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the internet
>> > with
>> > them both , I'm not sure .
>> > I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
>> > --
>> > signature
>>
>>
>
>

Umwhat
07-10-2005, 01:46 AM
it's taken me 2 days to figure out what you nitwits were talking about sex
for .
I left out 2 commas . Would either of you care to look for where the
commas were left out.....or have you found something else to do already ?

"CTLouisiana@msn.comREMOVE" wrote:

> virtual homosexual? only your kind would ever dream of that.
>
> =======================================
> Regards,
> Gary 'Doc' Adams
> Louisiana @ 314.479.8201
> LsuEdu @ msn.com
> http://military.accaw.org
> ~ Read to Learn - Write to Think ~
> =======================================
>
> "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> news:eyqWKX1YFHA.2684@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > virtual sex?
> >
> > <CTLouisiana@msn.comREMOVE> wrote in message
> > news:#$X99lyYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> >> I can loan you $300 to get a new PC : CompUSA
> >> How can you pay me back?
> >>
> >> "Umwhat" <me.somewhere@somewhere else.com> wrote in message
> >> news:F0590712-3A29-4FD4-A35D-914F639CA2C4@microsoft.com...
> >> > Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
> > Home
> >> > Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the same house
> > .
> >> > I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it goes and I'm
> > trying
> >> > to find out how and I don't even know what I will use it for yet , at
> >> > least
> >> > pass the time constructively .
> >> > It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> >> > processor , maybe a faster one again .
> >> > I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
> > cheap
> >> > , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the internet
> >> > with
> >> > them both , I'm not sure .
> >> > I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
> >> > --
> >> > signature
> >>
> >>
> >
> >
>
>
>

David Candy
07-10-2005, 01:46 AM
Would you stay on topic?
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"Umwhat" <me.somewhere@somewhere else.com> wrote in message news:139432C6-DD81-418A-9D77-EE97E74839D4@microsoft.com...
> it's taken me 2 days to figure out what you nitwits were talking about sex
> for .
> I left out 2 commas . Would either of you care to look for where the
> commas were left out.....or have you found something else to do already ?
>
> "CTLouisiana@msn.comREMOVE" wrote:
>
> > virtual homosexual? only your kind would ever dream of that.
> >
> > =======================================
> > Regards,
> > Gary 'Doc' Adams
> > Louisiana @ 314.479.8201
> > LsuEdu @ msn.com
> > http://military.accaw.org
> > ~ Read to Learn - Write to Think ~
> > =======================================
> >
> > "David Candy" <.> wrote in message
> > news:eyqWKX1YFHA.2684@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > > virtual sex?
> > >
> > > <CTLouisiana@msn.comREMOVE> wrote in message
> > > news:#$X99lyYFHA.3712@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl...
> > >> I can loan you $300 to get a new PC : CompUSA
> > >> How can you pay me back?
> > >>
> > >> "Umwhat" <me.somewhere@somewhere else.com> wrote in message
> > >> news:F0590712-3A29-4FD4-A35D-914F639CA2C4@microsoft.com...
> > >> > Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
> > > Home
> > >> > Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the same house
> > > .
> > >> > I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it goes and I'm
> > > trying
> > >> > to find out how and I don't even know what I will use it for yet , at
> > >> > least
> > >> > pass the time constructively .
> > >> > It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> > >> > processor , maybe a faster one again .
> > >> > I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
> > > cheap
> > >> > , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the internet
> > >> > with
> > >> > them both , I'm not sure .
> > >> > I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
> > >> > --
> > >> > signature
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> >

Star Fleet Admiral Q
07-10-2005, 01:46 AM
Hey, be versatile, put your favorite distro of *ix on it - they run just
fine on 486 CPU's with little or no memory so to speak (as I think the 1st
Pentium was a 133 wasn't it)? Just don't try to run the latest version of
Gnome, KDE or X-Windows on it, it'll need a little more oomph for that.

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"Umwhat" <me.somewhere@somewhere else.com> wrote in message
news:F0590712-3A29-4FD4-A35D-914F639CA2C4@microsoft.com...
> Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP Home
> Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the same house .
> I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it goes and I'm trying
> to find out how and I don't even know what I will use it for yet , at
> least
> pass the time constructively .
> It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
> processor , maybe a faster one again .
> I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are cheap
> , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the internet
> with
> them both , I'm not sure .
> I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
> --
> signature

D.Currie
07-10-2005, 01:46 AM
I had a P90, I think. There were 100's for sure.

"Star Fleet Admiral Q" <Star_Fleet_Admiral_Q(NO-SPAM)@(SPAM-NOT)hotmail.com>
wrote in message news:eN8fCAXZFHA.3852@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
> Hey, be versatile, put your favorite distro of *ix on it - they run just
> fine on 486 CPU's with little or no memory so to speak (as I think the 1st
> Pentium was a 133 wasn't it)? Just don't try to run the latest version of
> Gnome, KDE or X-Windows on it, it'll need a little more oomph for that.
>
> --
>
> Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your Service!
>
> http://www.google.com
> Google is your "Friend"
>
> "Umwhat" <me.somewhere@somewhere else.com> wrote in message
> news:F0590712-3A29-4FD4-A35D-914F639CA2C4@microsoft.com...
>> Should I have 2 operating systems to use 1 computer with an OEM XP
>> Home
>> Edition (sure it's one licence) and an older computer in the same house .
>> I picked the older computer from the rubbish and it goes and I'm trying
>> to find out how and I don't even know what I will use it for yet , at
>> least
>> pass the time constructively .
>> It has a 100Mhz processor but I'm sure I can get a cheap 200Mhz
>> processor , maybe a faster one again .
>> I think I could put Windows NT4.0 or Windows 2000 because they are
>> cheap
>> , into the old computer and set up Lan maybe and maybe use the internet
>> with
>> them both , I'm not sure .
>> I've been looking at the Windows website at Microsoft too .
>> --
>> signature
>
>


XP and 2 computers