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Discussion in 'Tech Talk - Gadgets, Gizmos and Technology' started by Chris Blount, Feb 15, 2006.
An answer to the Google mystery:
This is likely because of pressure from Intel. Remember that Intel doesn't have an widespread 64 bit Windows platform. The best way to stifle AMD is to cut them off at the knees with a dearth of Windows support for a market that Intel hasn't figured out how to support.
This kind of collusion has been one of the major impediments to Personal Computer progress since Windows caught hold. Even today as the Motorola platforms have been marginalized, we continue to suffer because Microsoft and Intel working together can't seem to deliver anything groundbreaking without the overriding fear of validating the competition.
Well, it appers that Systemax loaded the wrong operating system on the computer, giving me Windows Server 2003 Professional rather than the Windows XP Pro 64 that I ordered. In talking to Tech Support they say that I can load the operating system from the recovery disk, but I would delete EVERYTHING that I have spent two days loading onto the machine. Any suggestions? I am thinking of boxing this thing up and returning it to Tiger Direct, where I purchased it. I will have to swap back a bunch of hardware that I changed out though. I have also moved all my emails, addresses, etc from the old computer to the new one and deleted them from the old one.
The question is, what do I REALLY have? The product tag on the computer says XP64, the product key worked. The startup screen says XP64. Belarc says "Windows Server 2003 Professional". Several programs, well, a couple, have referred to Windows Server 3000 and stated incompatibility with that OS.
Like I said my 64-bit athlon screams in x-32 windows xp and is rock solid. I still will get it on when Vista comes out though. xp-64 is embarrassing.
Richard, you obviously got a ripoff copy of XP64.
You should probably stop buying software from the same people who sell those inexpensive Gucci handbags!
My guess is that you have XP 64 but that XP 64 did not exist at the time those products were released. For whatever reason they are displaying Windows Sever 2003 as the OS.
The Chief appears to be correct, although I did wonder abit about the Gucci tags on the recovery CD case. I would probably be quite pleased with the system if I could get the Pinnacle stuff to work with it, but, now I have to go shopping for a substitute, software AND hardware since I used a Pinnacle AVDV input box that is also not supported. I got the Pinnacle Show Center working last night and it is doing great, thankfully. Still looking for a bunch of discs though for other programs.
Was wondering how can i restore my xp computer to its regular startup
when i turn it on it says Attention Out of range
must be something about resolution as i find 1280x 1000 not good enough
You need to go into "Safe" mode to reset the resolution. Right now I'm brain farting and can't remember the key strokes. Maybe someone else can help.
You have to press F8 before the windows SP boot up screen. You have to time it correctly after the BIOS screen. Do not go in save mode. Instead, Select VGA Mode, or something with VGA on it. That wil bring you up to the glorius 16Bit 640x480! Yeah!
Well, as long as this thread woke up again, I thought I might mention that my Pinacle Show Center that I said worked earlier in this thread actually doesn't. It will play about 10 or so songs then go silent and blind. I am now using my laptop as my media computer.