You gotta love XP :D

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by bigbadnewill, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. bigbadnewill macrumors 6502

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    I'm not a MSoft hater, but since i installed in today using boot camp i must have had to install updates about 6 times, each needing a restart. Then finally I shut down for the night and this...

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    To be fair, they must have been small, it only took about 1o minutes...but 85?? :eek:

    It seems that as soon as you install one update it subsequently requires the installing of another two.

    Anyhow, it's not that bad, i was just shocked that i needed quite so many updates! :D
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Quite a few these days.

    Or how about Norton AV update. Huge in just a short time.
     
  3. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    The number of updates from standard CDs / images is getting pretty ridiculous.

    I unpacked a few new machines for my lab not so long ago, the install of which requires XP and an older version of Office, and I stared in horror as it told me it needed 800Mb's worth of updates.

    Service Pack 3 should fix that problem especially as CD's come out with it on... but for me, it's just another reason not to bother with a superceded OS and get with Vista. Of course, with some critical software which hasn't been updated you sometimes don't get the choice.
     
  4. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    ^ When is service pack 3 due ? Seems to be taking forever ....
     
  5. Sesshi macrumors G3

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    I think it's in a month or so. As far as I know there are no new features, just a clumping of all the intervening updates. I don't care anymore as I've gone through the updates already and they were the last XP machines I'll be buying :p
     
  6. valdore macrumors 65816

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    Okay, I always used to say that I am emphatically NOT a MSFT Windows hater/Apple fanboy, but recently I dusted the cobwebs off an old XP laptop PC of mine that I'm giving to my dad. Dealing with it really made me realize how much I like OS X. Windows is just frustrating to deal with and work with.
     
  7. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah I'm a sole mac user myself, but I do get a lot of XP computers to fix so I have to try and keep up with windows even though I hate using it. :eek:

    Thanks for that info Sesshi :)
     
  8. iMpathetic macrumors 68030

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    Agreed. I just completed my saga of using only Windows for a month to see just how much Apple was deserving of my adoration. Verdict: Very deserving.

    The most frustrating experience was getting this Toshiba laptop out the door to trade, plus my Thinkpad and $140, for my BlackBook. It was running XP Home on 256MB RAM, with a 1.6GHz mobile Pentium 4. Not only that, but when it was shipped to me, it had been IN HIBERNATION SINCE 2004. I kid you not. Ugh. That was a trip. It took 4 hours to defragment the hard drive enough so that I could minimize a window within 10 seconds of clicking the little button.:rolleyes:
     
  9. ayeying macrumors 601

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    SP3 makes my little 2.5GB xp partition into 6GB.
     
  10. cohibadad macrumors 6502a

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    really? how in the world can it take that much space? ugh. I bet it requires WGA doesn't it. I don't click on that thing out of principle but I guess I will just to see SP3.
     

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