Where'd you guys get your copy of Windows from?
Posted 08 April 2006 - 07:31 AM
Posted 08 April 2006 - 08:11 AM
Windows XP requires a registration where it monitors the actual status of your hardware so I don't think it allows for borrowing.
Posted 08 April 2006 - 08:40 AM
When I get my new 20" for home (in a week) I will go out and buy a copy for myself.
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Posted 08 April 2006 - 09:25 AM
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Posted 09 April 2006 - 06:00 PM
Cedega requires a subscription though which you might not want to pay if you are cheap. You could end up paying in a few months what it would have took to buy an OEM copy of windows and you aren't even guaranteed that your games would be compatible.
Alex Delarg, A Clockwork Orange said:
the Battle Cat said:
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Posted 10 April 2006 - 05:46 AM
Newegg sells the OEM discs as well though. $80 I think.
Posted 10 April 2006 - 08:59 AM
Posted 11 April 2006 - 08:26 AM
You can only buy the $85 OEM version of XP HOME EDITION. The OEM version of XP PRO is usually $120 or more. The only difference I can potentially see to us Mac gamers is that XP Pro supports multiple processors (and I assume multiple cores) for those apps and games that are multi-aware. I'm just wondering if it makes that big of a difference.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 08:33 AM
"Which Microsoft software with technically enforced processor limits currently supports multicore and hyperthreaded processors?
Software Do technically enforced processor limits
support multicore and hyperthreaded processors?
Windows XP Home Edition Yes"
Also an easy way to see that dual core is working with Home is to open Task Manager and the performance tab and you will see that it is showing two processors running.
Posted 11 April 2006 - 08:37 AM
Thanks for the info. As long as you promise you're telling the truth I'm won't search Microsoft support
Posted 11 April 2006 - 08:44 AM
Multi-core_Hyperthread Volume Licensing Brief-see page 3
Also you can Google this and find the same information all over the Internet.
Or open Task manager and you will see two procs.
Intel has the same information