Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Changing to Windows XP Pro.

Tags:
Last response: in Windows 95/98/ME
Share
Anonymous
January 18, 2005 8:51:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

I'm in the process of changing to winxp pro. and would
like to know if thats what I need. I'm recovering from
depression from contracting Parkinsons and losing
everything in my life for the past couple years.

I started out by rebuilding or building a computer which
was not easy. It's helped me ask questions which I've not
been very good at. So, there's the background.

My computer is modest. 2600 AMD on an A7N8X ASUS mb w/
512 ddr and 80gb hd. Two disk drives CDRW and DVD/CDRW
combo. Video & sound cards.

I have no $. Do I qualify for acdemic products to retrain
myself? And, what xp version is best for a home base bus?
I have priced some stuff thru Newegg and is there a even
lower price location that you might suggest? Any help or
referrals is appreciated.

Chuck

More about : changing windows pro

Anonymous
January 18, 2005 2:22:56 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

I would characterize your hardware as far from "modest", but, instead, near
the top of the AMD 32- vs. 64-bit world. The Asus A7N8X is superb and
several versions exist. Read the fine print silkscreened onto the mainboard
near the main logo. Read the Asus site for more info.
If the one HD is SATA, more the better. Ditto, if the AMD cpu is a
"Barton". Any new money should go for 256 or 512 MB of additional memory,
if possible, for XP. Be sure to match the memory speed.
Your next challenge is to obtain legally a copy of XP for installation.
Perhaps someone owes you a favor ...

Cf., www.anandtech.com
www.tomshardware.com


If you only expect to run a stand-alone, home system, then XP home is very
adequate.
Newegg.com is perhaps my preferred internet retailer, followed by
Microcenter, Tigerdirect, and CompUSA.
Amazon.com has many affiliated computer-related retailers, and
www.pricewatch.com can be very useful to the knowledgeable purchaser.
Other shopping bots exist.
Post your more specific requests about your computer-related needs here for
better suggestions.
-------

"XP ..., Do I Want It?

XP Compatibility Checker
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/upgradi...
Attn to dial-up users: ~ 32 - 50 MB !!

Choosing XP version
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosi...

Upgrading
http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWSXP/pro/howtobuy/upgradi...

----
Top 10 Reasons for IT Pros to move to Windows XP Professional
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyup...

Windows XP Professional Comparison Guide
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyup...
----

"Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows is dedicated to providing all of the
information you need
to evaluate Microsoft's upcoming Windows operating system technologies."
http://www.winsupersite.com/

WHICH WINDOWS DO I CHOOSE?
http://www.aumha.org/a/whichwin.htm

Upgrading to WINDOWS XP
HOME EDITION or PROFESSIONAL
Version 3.8 — Last Updated August 27, 2002
by Gary Woodruff, MS-MVP
© 2001-2002 by Author, All Rights Reserved
http://www.aumha.org/a/xpupgrad.htm

Windows Product Activation (WPA) on Windows XP
by Alex Nichol, MS-MVP
© 2001-2002 by Author, All Rights Reserved
http://www.aumha.org/a/wpa.htm

How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During Installation
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;310064

Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
-----

Once you have installed XP, post any questions in the appropriate Microsoft
XP ng, where any of hundreds of experts will quickly aid you in your new
venture.
And welcome back to us! Keep reading and posting with us, and I suspect you
will not be easily depressed again.
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"ccmtmc" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:047e01c4fd64$c481e2e0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
> I'm in the process of changing to winxp pro. and would
> like to know if thats what I need. I'm recovering from
> depression from contracting Parkinsons and losing
> everything in my life for the past couple years.
>
> I started out by rebuilding or building a computer which
> was not easy. It's helped me ask questions which I've not
> been very good at. So, there's the background.
>
> My computer is modest. 2600 AMD on an A7N8X ASUS mb w/
> 512 ddr and 80gb hd. Two disk drives CDRW and DVD/CDRW
> combo. Video & sound cards.
>
> I have no $. Do I qualify for academic products to retrain
> myself? And, what xp version is best for a home base bus?
> I have priced some stuff thru Newegg and is there a even
> lower price location that you might suggest? Any help or
> referrals is appreciated.
>
> Chuck
>
Anonymous
January 19, 2005 12:05:47 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Thaxs for your super response!!! I love it:) 

Here they come... Let''s start with 32- vs. 64-bit.
(Simple, anologies, articles-- preferred and "not sure or
have no idea" acceptable. I just need input-- no
egotistical, ethereal brain pharts-- well on occasion when
neccary and typo's and 'sp's" no big deal.) In other
words, relaxed yet quality exchange of information that
is healthy which includes clever and fun-- life is short
and ment to be enjoyed. (I have caller ID and I just got
a call from Lawrence Welk-- Timing is everything!

Kingston DDR and I can do that. I will research the
others. My son and I have this strange relationship. I
started him out a four or five, maybe three 1/3?? but
young on a Comador--sp, He has it a month or so and I come
home and it's in pieces, all over the bedroom. $600....
Now he is in Costa Rica somewhere with a chick from
school, sends me a copy of xp pro w/o a disk--it came
with, and the product key. He is a student and waiter in
San Francisco going to sf state in Pol Sci. I try to
borrow a disk--can't find one. Find #310994 get to "You
must use CD to fin. and can't fiigure out how to do
that. Then to wonder if it's even legal -- I''m trying
to ffind a way to buyone. There will be more than one
comp w/n nine mo or so. Park is getting me so got to go.
Ill finish then-- I do not know how to save a reply. CM
>-----Original Message-----
>I would characterize your hardware as far from "modest",
but, instead, near
>the top of the AMD 32- vs. 64-bit world. The Asus A7N8X
is superb and
>several versions exist. Read the fine print silkscreened
onto the mainboard
>near the main logo. Read the Asus site for more info.
>If the one HD is SATA, more the better. Ditto, if the
AMD cpu is a
>"Barton". Any new money should go for 256 or 512 MB of
additional memory,
>if possible, for XP. Be sure to match the memory speed.
>Your next challenge is to obtain legally a copy of XP for
installation.
>Perhaps someone owes you a favor ...
>
>Cf., www.anandtech.com
> www.tomshardware.com
>
>
>If you only expect to run a stand-alone, home system,
then XP home is very
>adequate.
>Newegg.com is perhaps my preferred internet retailer,
followed by
>Microcenter, Tigerdirect, and CompUSA.
>Amazon.com has many affiliated computer-related
retailers, and
>www.pricewatch.com can be very useful to the
knowledgeable purchaser.
>Other shopping bots exist.
>Post your more specific requests about your computer-
related needs here for
>better suggestions.
>-------
>
>"XP ..., Do I Want It?
>
>XP Compatibility Checker
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/upgradi...
advisor.asp
>Attn to dial-up users: ~ 32 - 50 MB !!
>
>Choosing XP version
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/home/howtobuy/choosi...
..asp
>
>Upgrading
>http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWSXP/pro/howtobuy/upgradi...
matrix.asp
>
>----
>Top 10 Reasons for IT Pros to move to Windows XP
Professional
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyup...
de/itprotop10.asp
>
>Windows XP Professional Comparison Guide
>http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/evaluation/whyup...
de/featurecomp.asp
>----
>
>"Paul Thurrott's SuperSite for Windows is dedicated to
providing all of the
>information you need
>to evaluate Microsoft's upcoming Windows operating system
technologies."
>http://www.winsupersite.com/
>
>WHICH WINDOWS DO I CHOOSE?
>http://www.aumha.org/a/whichwin.htm
>
>Upgrading to WINDOWS XP
>HOME EDITION or PROFESSIONAL
>Version 3.8 - Last Updated August 27, 2002
>by Gary Woodruff, MS-MVP
>© 2001-2002 by Author, All Rights Reserved
>http://www.aumha.org/a/xpupgrad.htm
>
>Windows Product Activation (WPA) on Windows XP
>by Alex Nichol, MS-MVP
>© 2001-2002 by Author, All Rights Reserved
>http://www.aumha.org/a/wpa.htm
>
>How to Troubleshoot Windows XP Problems During
Installation
>http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-
US;310064
>
>Troubleshooting Windows XP Setup
>http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_setup.htm
>-----
>
>Once you have installed XP, post any questions in the
appropriate Microsoft
>XP ng, where any of hundreds of experts will quickly aid
you in your new
>venture.
>And welcome back to us! Keep reading and posting with
us, and I suspect you
>will not be easily depressed again.
>--
>Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for
Shell/User / DTS
>Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
>http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
spx
>Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>------
>"ccmtmc" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
message
>news:047e01c4fd64$c481e2e0$a601280a@phx.gbl...
>> I'm in the process of changing to winxp pro. and would
>> like to know if thats what I need. I'm recovering from
>> depression from contracting Parkinsons and losing
>> everything in my life for the past couple years.
>>
>> I started out by rebuilding or building a computer which
>> was not easy. It's helped me ask questions which I've
not
>> been very good at. So, there's the background.
>>
>> My computer is modest. 2600 AMD on an A7N8X ASUS mb w/
>> 512 ddr and 80gb hd. Two disk drives CDRW and DVD/CDRW
>> combo. Video & sound cards.
>>
>> I have no $. Do I qualify for academic products to
retrain
>> myself? And, what xp version is best for a home base
bus?
>> I have priced some stuff thru Newegg and is there a even
>> lower price location that you might suggest? Any help
or
>> referrals is appreciated.
>>
>> Chuck
>>
>
>
>.
>
Related resources
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 12:25:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

I recommend putting your son's "disk" in a 4" X 6" frame, and then
remembering how much you love him each day when you look at it.
And then go out a buy a legal copy of XP Home, or let a friend "gift" you.
Or any other "legal" solution.

On further reflection, I have some additional suggestions for your somewhat
unique situation:

1) Consult an occupational therapist to advise you about the numerous tools
and strategies to adapt to the computing environment in view of your medical
condition.

2) Evaluate whether Dragon System's Naturally Speaking voice recognition
software will be useful to you. Even if you have dysarthria, this software
may well be easily and quickly taught to recognize your speech and
substantially aid your computing, esp., if keyboarding is an issue.
http://www.scansoft.com/naturallyspeaking/


Hope this helps, and best wishes in the new year,
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"Chuck Milburn themilburnco@charter.net"
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:036101c4fde4$8987dd90$a401280a@phx.gbl...
Thaxs for your super response!!! I love it:) 

Here they come... Let''s start with 32- vs. 64-bit.
(Simple, anologies, articles-- preferred and "not sure or
have no idea" acceptable. I just need input-- no
egotistical, ethereal brain pharts-- well on occasion when
neccary and typo's and 'sp's" no big deal.) In other
words, relaxed yet quality exchange of information that
is healthy which includes clever and fun-- life is short
and ment to be enjoyed. (I have caller ID and I just got
a call from Lawrence Welk-- Timing is everything!

Kingston DDR and I can do that. I will research the
others. My son and I have this strange relationship. I
started him out a four or five, maybe three 1/3?? but
young on a Comador--sp, He has it a month or so and I come
home and it's in pieces, all over the bedroom. $600....
Now he is in Costa Rica somewhere with a chick from
school, sends me a copy of xp pro w/o a disk--it came
with, and the product key. He is a student and waiter in
San Francisco going to sf state in Pol Sci. I try to
borrow a disk--can't find one. Find #310994 get to "You
must use CD to fin. and can't fiigure out how to do
that. Then to wonder if it's even legal -- I''m trying
to ffind a way to buyone. There will be more than one
comp w/n nine mo or so. Park is getting me so got to go.
Ill finish then-- I do not know how to save a reply. CM
>-----Original Message-----

<SNIP>
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 6:29:49 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Jack: That's where you came into the picture, minus the
framing-- I will deliver the message personally, I hope.

I have dragon already connected to Word Perfect 2000.
Moderate results prior to now. Do you know what they say
about a man w/ two watches? That's my process. But, I
need someone to start this scotter in the right
direction. Up for the shove-- might be a difficult one!?

Very busy now, but will be back with you probably
Saturday. In the meantime, are the academic rules
applicable to me or are they a vail, gossamer abeit, for
the taking and inforced by the propritors?

"If you accept this assignment", should we go email? "No
improprities, please!" I just appreciate the input and
want to be on the up-and-up.

Thanx-- Chuck
>-----Original Message-----
>I recommend putting your son's "disk" in a 4" X 6" frame,
and then
>remembering how much you love him each day when you look
at it.
>And then go out a buy a legal copy of XP Home, or let a
friend "gift" you.
>Or any other "legal" solution.
>
>On further reflection, I have some additional suggestions
for your somewhat
>unique situation:
>
>1) Consult an occupational therapist to advise you about
the numerous tools
>and strategies to adapt to the computing environment in
view of your medical
>condition.
>
>2) Evaluate whether Dragon System's Naturally Speaking
voice recognition
>software will be useful to you. Even if you have
dysarthria, this software
>may well be easily and quickly taught to recognize your
speech and
>substantially aid your computing, esp., if keyboarding is
an issue.
>http://www.scansoft.com/naturallyspeaking/
>
>
>Hope this helps, and best wishes in the new year,
>--
>Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for
Shell/User / DTS
>Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
>http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
spx
>Your cooperation is very appreciated.
>------
>"Chuck Milburn themilburnco@charter.net"
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>news:036101c4fde4$8987dd90$a401280a@phx.gbl...
>Thaxs for your super response!!! I love it:) 
>
>Here they come... Let''s start with 32- vs. 64-bit.
>(Simple, anologies, articles-- preferred and "not sure or
>have no idea" acceptable. I just need input-- no
>egotistical, ethereal brain pharts-- well on occasion when
>neccary and typo's and 'sp's" no big deal.) In other
>words, relaxed yet quality exchange of information that
>is healthy which includes clever and fun-- life is short
>and ment to be enjoyed. (I have caller ID and I just got
>a call from Lawrence Welk-- Timing is everything!
>
>Kingston DDR and I can do that. I will research the
>others. My son and I have this strange relationship. I
>started him out a four or five, maybe three 1/3?? but
>young on a Comador--sp, He has it a month or so and I come
>home and it's in pieces, all over the bedroom. $600....
>Now he is in Costa Rica somewhere with a chick from
>school, sends me a copy of xp pro w/o a disk--it came
>with, and the product key. He is a student and waiter in
>San Francisco going to sf state in Pol Sci. I try to
>borrow a disk--can't find one. Find #310994 get to "You
>must use CD to fin. and can't fiigure out how to do
>that. Then to wonder if it's even legal -- I''m trying
>to ffind a way to buyone. There will be more than one
>comp w/n nine mo or so. Park is getting me so got to go.
>Ill finish then-- I do not know how to save a reply. CM
>>-----Original Message-----
>
><SNIP>
>
>
>.
>
Anonymous
January 21, 2005 7:15:55 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

I am happy to hear that you already have Dragon Narurally Speaking
installed, and hope it is a recent version. You must spend some time
training it to your personal speech for the best results.
m
Re: any "academic rules", each vendor will have such rules for purchases,
and that is the place to begin researching. OTH, earlier versions of any
software are often available dirt cheap at numerous internet vendors., such
as the affiliated Amazon.com partners.

http://www.eastoutlet.com/Scripts/default.asp
http://store.yahoo.com/geminicomputersinc/index.html


And let's keep our conversation here so others may benefit.
--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"Chuck Milburn" <anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:1ed201c4fee3$5a2c4ae0$a501280a@phx.gbl...
> Jack: That's where you came into the picture, minus the
> framing-- I will deliver the message personally, I hope.
>
> I have dragon already connected to Word Perfect 2000.
> Moderate results prior to now. Do you know what they say
> about a man w/ two watches? That's my process. But, I
> need someone to start this scotter in the right
> direction. Up for the shove-- might be a difficult one!?
>
> Very busy now, but will be back with you probably
> Saturday. In the meantime, are the academic rules
> applicable to me or are they a vail, gossamer abeit, for
> the taking and inforced by the propritors?
>
> "If you accept this assignment", should we go email? "No
> improprities, please!" I just appreciate the input and
> want to be on the up-and-up.
>
> Thanx-- Chuck
> >-----Original Message-----
> >I recommend putting your son's "disk" in a 4" X 6" frame,
> and then
> >remembering how much you love him each day when you look
> at it.
> >And then go out a buy a legal copy of XP Home, or let a
> friend "gift" you.
> >Or any other "legal" solution.
> >
> >On further reflection, I have some additional suggestions
> for your somewhat
> >unique situation:
> >
> >1) Consult an occupational therapist to advise you about
> the numerous tools
> >and strategies to adapt to the computing environment in
> view of your medical
> >condition.
> >
> >2) Evaluate whether Dragon System's Naturally Speaking
> voice recognition
> >software will be useful to you. Even if you have
> dysarthria, this software
> >may well be easily and quickly taught to recognize your
> speech and
> >substantially aid your computing, esp., if keyboarding is
> an issue.
> >http://www.scansoft.com/naturallyspeaking/
> >
> >
> >Hope this helps, and best wishes in the new year,
> >--
> >Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for
> Shell/User / DTS
> >Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
> >
> >http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> spx
> >Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> >------
> >"Chuck Milburn themilburnco@charter.net"
> ><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >news:036101c4fde4$8987dd90$a401280a@phx.gbl...
> >Thaxs for your super response!!! I love it:) 
> >
> >Here they come... Let''s start with 32- vs. 64-bit.
> >(Simple, anologies, articles-- preferred and "not sure or
> >have no idea" acceptable. I just need input-- no
> >egotistical, ethereal brain pharts-- well on occasion when
> >neccary and typo's and 'sp's" no big deal.) In other
> >words, relaxed yet quality exchange of information that
> >is healthy which includes clever and fun-- life is short
> >and ment to be enjoyed. (I have caller ID and I just got
> >a call from Lawrence Welk-- Timing is everything!
> >
> >Kingston DDR and I can do that. I will research the
> >others. My son and I have this strange relationship. I
> >started him out a four or five, maybe three 1/3?? but
> >young on a Comador--sp, He has it a month or so and I come
> >home and it's in pieces, all over the bedroom. $600....
> >Now he is in Costa Rica somewhere with a chick from
> >school, sends me a copy of xp pro w/o a disk--it came
> >with, and the product key. He is a student and waiter in
> >San Francisco going to sf state in Pol Sci. I try to
> >borrow a disk--can't find one. Find #310994 get to "You
> >must use CD to fin. and can't fiigure out how to do
> >that. Then to wonder if it's even legal -- I''m trying
> >to ffind a way to buyone. There will be more than one
> >comp w/n nine mo or so. Park is getting me so got to go.
> >Ill finish then-- I do not know how to save a reply. CM
> >>-----Original Message-----
> >
> ><SNIP>
> >
> >
> >.
> >
Anonymous
January 21, 2005 12:34:48 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

I meant to write Dragon Naturally Speaking ...
http://www.scansoft.com/naturallyspeaking/

--
Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm

http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
Your cooperation is very appreciated.
------
"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:uL6$Rn5$EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> I am happy to hear that you already have Dragon Narurally Speaking
> installed, and hope it is a recent version. You must spend some time
> training it to your personal speech for the best results.

<SNIP>
Anonymous
January 22, 2005 1:41:10 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

Naturally!
:) 

--
Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

Nil Carborundum Illegitemi
http://www.btinternet.com/~winnoel/millsrpch.htm
http://tinyurl.com/6oztj

Please read http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm on how to post messages to NG's

"Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
news:%230lkdZ8$EHA.464@tk2msftngp13.phx.gbl...
>I meant to write Dragon Naturally Speaking ...
> http://www.scansoft.com/naturallyspeaking/
>
> --
> Jack E. Martinelli 2002-05 MS MVP for Shell/User / DTS
> Help us help you: http://www.dts-L.org/goodpost.htm
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/defaul...
> Your cooperation is very appreciated.
> ------
> "Jack E Martinelli" <jemartin_DELETE@NO_SPAM_gis.net> wrote in message
> news:uL6$Rn5$EHA.4028@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>> I am happy to hear that you already have Dragon Narurally Speaking
>> installed, and hope it is a recent version. You must spend some time
>> training it to your personal speech for the best results.
>
> <SNIP>
>
>
!