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      08-03-2005
I recently purchased the referenced OS from an online source and admittedly
took the risk, as the website indicated that only an identical version of
this software could be provided as a remedy to a problem; no cash refunds or
credit towards other purchases. The installation process for this OS is WAY
above my head and is quite different than any other installation procedure I
have seen. The recommended install suggests that no less than 3 computers
are used. A master computer, technician computer and end user. The
alternatate "stand alone" install results in a lame, difficult to install and
featureless OS with possibly no internet/network access. The question I have
is how an average "citizen" is to accomplish a full install without all of
the nonsense, such as Win 2K was and why there wasn't a very plain notice
that many hours of research would be required to install this OS unless the
installer was an IT or otherwise trained computer specialist. I built the
computer but don't have the software training. Are there other downloads
that can assist with a full install? Any help here is appreciated; otherwise
I feel as though I just threw $150 out the window (no pun intended).
 
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MikeSa
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      08-03-2005
I am at a loss here. Are you sure that you purchased the product you are
talking about. I found the installation just as easy as any installation
since Windows98.
I am just an "average citizen" and am using XP64 in a dual boot setting. I
have just 1 computer and had no problems with internet access. All I had to
do was check on the installtion every once in awhile for needed info such as
product ID and so forth. I don't think it could be much simpler

"CretaciousK9" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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>I recently purchased the referenced OS from an online source and admittedly
> took the risk, as the website indicated that only an identical version of
> this software could be provided as a remedy to a problem; no cash refunds
> or
> credit towards other purchases. The installation process for this OS is
> WAY
> above my head and is quite different than any other installation procedure
> I
> have seen. The recommended install suggests that no less than 3 computers
> are used. A master computer, technician computer and end user. The
> alternatate "stand alone" install results in a lame, difficult to install
> and
> featureless OS with possibly no internet/network access. The question I
> have
> is how an average "citizen" is to accomplish a full install without all of
> the nonsense, such as Win 2K was and why there wasn't a very plain notice
> that many hours of research would be required to install this OS unless
> the
> installer was an IT or otherwise trained computer specialist. I built the
> computer but don't have the software training. Are there other downloads
> that can assist with a full install? Any help here is appreciated;
> otherwise
> I feel as though I just threw $150 out the window (no pun intended).



 
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DKI
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      08-03-2005
So far in comparision to 9X setup i find this one better and easier. mostly
its pop the cd in let it boot (with CD set as boot device in the bios) then
follow instructions and there are few things to do.

there is textmode where you select sata, scsi or raid drivers, then it leads
to hitting f8 for i agree to the EULA then the partition area where you can
partition then let it run and reboot. then it will start the installation
processes in GUI mode then read the screens when it shows the screens to the
region and keyboard settings and lan settings if there are any and then it
will install after that and reboot and then install compatable x64 drivers
and software.

Thats all summed up

Its not that hard to set up.

And i hope you did your research as to wether the devices you brought are
supported by the manufucture there is support for most devices but not all.
And there is network and internet support in X64 just there depends on the
modem you have and if there are drivers avilable for it, if you use
broadband with ethernet there will not be any issues, USB modems there will
be if the maunufucture has no drivers, same goes for dialup modems.

"CretaciousK9" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I recently purchased the referenced OS from an online source and admittedly
> took the risk, as the website indicated that only an identical version of
> this software could be provided as a remedy to a problem; no cash refunds
> or
> credit towards other purchases. The installation process for this OS is
> WAY
> above my head and is quite different than any other installation procedure
> I
> have seen. The recommended install suggests that no less than 3 computers
> are used. A master computer, technician computer and end user. The
> alternatate "stand alone" install results in a lame, difficult to install
> and
> featureless OS with possibly no internet/network access. The question I
> have
> is how an average "citizen" is to accomplish a full install without all of
> the nonsense, such as Win 2K was and why there wasn't a very plain notice
> that many hours of research would be required to install this OS unless
> the
> installer was an IT or otherwise trained computer specialist. I built the
> computer but don't have the software training. Are there other downloads
> that can assist with a full install? Any help here is appreciated;
> otherwise
> I feel as though I just threw $150 out the window (no pun intended).



 
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John Barnes
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      08-03-2005
I am a loss too. Install is easy, especially if you don't have SATA drives
and need to F6 them during the first part.
GUI is exactly like XP.

"CretaciousK9" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I recently purchased the referenced OS from an online source and admittedly
> took the risk, as the website indicated that only an identical version of
> this software could be provided as a remedy to a problem; no cash refunds
> or
> credit towards other purchases. The installation process for this OS is
> WAY
> above my head and is quite different than any other installation procedure
> I
> have seen. The recommended install suggests that no less than 3 computers
> are used. A master computer, technician computer and end user. The
> alternatate "stand alone" install results in a lame, difficult to install
> and
> featureless OS with possibly no internet/network access. The question I
> have
> is how an average "citizen" is to accomplish a full install without all of
> the nonsense, such as Win 2K was and why there wasn't a very plain notice
> that many hours of research would be required to install this OS unless
> the
> installer was an IT or otherwise trained computer specialist. I built the
> computer but don't have the software training. Are there other downloads
> that can assist with a full install? Any help here is appreciated;
> otherwise
> I feel as though I just threw $150 out the window (no pun intended).



 
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Ted
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      08-03-2005
Maybe you selected that this computer belongs to a Domain,
instead of a Workgroup.
You can change that in the Control Panel\System\
Computer name tab
I bought OEM and the installation with SATA drives went
flawless.



"CretaciousK9" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I recently purchased the referenced OS from an online source and admittedly
> took the risk, as the website indicated that only an identical version of
> this software could be provided as a remedy to a problem; no cash refunds
> or
> credit towards other purchases. The installation process for this OS is
> WAY
> above my head and is quite different than any other installation procedure
> I
> have seen. The recommended install suggests that no less than 3 computers
> are used. A master computer, technician computer and end user. The
> alternatate "stand alone" install results in a lame, difficult to install
> and
> featureless OS with possibly no internet/network access. The question I
> have
> is how an average "citizen" is to accomplish a full install without all of
> the nonsense, such as Win 2K was and why there wasn't a very plain notice
> that many hours of research would be required to install this OS unless
> the
> installer was an IT or otherwise trained computer specialist. I built the
> computer but don't have the software training. Are there other downloads
> that can assist with a full install? Any help here is appreciated;
> otherwise
> I feel as though I just threw $150 out the window (no pun intended).



 
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Charlie Russel - MVP
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      08-03-2005
That might be the way an OEM would install the OS, but you wouldn't and don't
need to. Assuming you have a bootable CD, you'll want to make sure you've
made a thorough and verified backup of your PC, especially any critical data
files. Then follow standard installation procedures for any OS. If you have a
RAID or SATA controller, make sure you've downloaded the drivers from your
mfg, and then make an "F6" floppy to use to install the drivers. Read the
forum here, or check my blog, for details on how to do that.

(what you've described, btw, is a typical OEM WinPE based or RIS install. If
you're installing dozens or more of the the same computer across an
enterprise, that makes perfect sense and is well worth the effort. But for
one PC, just "do it".


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CretaciousK9 wrote:
> I recently purchased the referenced OS from an online source and
> admittedly took the risk, as the website indicated that only an
> identical version of this software could be provided as a remedy to a
> problem; no cash refunds or credit towards other purchases. The
> installation process for this OS is WAY above my head and is quite
> different than any other installation procedure I have seen. The
> recommended install suggests that no less than 3 computers are used.
> A master computer, technician computer and end user. The alternatate
> "stand alone" install results in a lame, difficult to install and
> featureless OS with possibly no internet/network access. The
> question I have is how an average "citizen" is to accomplish a full
> install without all of the nonsense, such as Win 2K was and why there
> wasn't a very plain notice that many hours of research would be
> required to install this OS unless the installer was an IT or
> otherwise trained computer specialist. I built the computer but
> don't have the software training. Are there other downloads that can
> assist with a full install? Any help here is appreciated; otherwise
> I feel as though I just threw $150 out the window (no pun intended).



 
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Bruce Chambers
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      08-04-2005
CretaciousK9 wrote:
> I recently purchased the referenced OS from an online source and admittedly
> took the risk, as the website indicated that only an identical version of
> this software could be provided as a remedy to a problem; no cash refunds or
> credit towards other purchases. The installation process for this OS is WAY
> above my head and is quite different than any other installation procedure I
> have seen. The recommended install suggests that no less than 3 computers
> are used. A master computer, technician computer and end user. The
> alternatate "stand alone" install results in a lame, difficult to install and
> featureless OS with possibly no internet/network access.



WinXPx6464 is just as simple to install as any other version of
Windows. I don't know what you purchased, but the process you describe
means that it most definitely isn't a normal installation CD.


> The question I have
> is how an average "citizen" is to accomplish a full install without all of
> the nonsense,



Simply boot from the WinXP installation CD. You'll be offered the
opportunity to delete, create, and format partitions as part of the
installation process. (You may need to re-arrange the order of boot
devices in the PC's BIOS to boot from the CD.)

HOW TO Install Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default...B;en-us;316941

http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

http://www.webtree.ca/windowsxp/clean_install.htm

> such as Win 2K was and why there wasn't a very plain notice
> that many hours of research would be required to install this OS unless the
> installer was an IT or otherwise trained computer specialist.



This is exactly the same as installing Win2K. (Or would be, if you had
a real WinXPx64 installation CD.)


> I built the
> computer but don't have the software training. Are there other downloads
> that can assist with a full install? Any help here is appreciated; otherwise
> I feel as though I just threw $150 out the window (no pun intended).



If you can't get your money back from the vendor, try contacting your
credit card company to stop payment. (If you paid cash or check, you're
probably out of luck, but ask your local law enforcement agencies.)


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Larry
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      08-04-2005
sounds like you booted the OEM pre-installation CD, not the win x64 cd


"CretaciousK9" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
news:(E-Mail Removed)...
>I recently purchased the referenced OS from an online source and admittedly
> took the risk, as the website indicated that only an identical version of
> this software could be provided as a remedy to a problem; no cash refunds
> or
> credit towards other purchases. The installation process for this OS is
> WAY
> above my head and is quite different than any other installation procedure
> I
> have seen. The recommended install suggests that no less than 3 computers
> are used. A master computer, technician computer and end user. The
> alternatate "stand alone" install results in a lame, difficult to install
> and
> featureless OS with possibly no internet/network access. The question I
> have
> is how an average "citizen" is to accomplish a full install without all of
> the nonsense, such as Win 2K was and why there wasn't a very plain notice
> that many hours of research would be required to install this OS unless
> the
> installer was an IT or otherwise trained computer specialist. I built the
> computer but don't have the software training. Are there other downloads
> that can assist with a full install? Any help here is appreciated;
> otherwise
> I feel as though I just threw $150 out the window (no pun intended).



 
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