Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 29th Jan 2010 16:26 UTC
Microsoft Microsoft presented the results for its second quarter of the 2010 fiscal year yesterday, which ended on December 29 2009. As it turns out, thanks to sales of Windows 7, Microsoft experienced a record quarter, which is especially welcome after the previous two lacklustre ones. It sold 60 million Windows 7 licenses during this record quarter.
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Devi1903
Member since:
2009-11-05

things Just Work (TM)


I must say my biggest frustration with windows is drivers. The amount of times i have had to reinstall windows for people who have lost their disks! Drivers are a pain in the ass on windows! THINGS DO NOT JUST WORK!!!

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siride Member since:
2006-01-02

I installed a slipstreamed Windows XP SP 3 that had been heavily stripped down by a friend and aside from a few IBM drivers that I had to download beforehand, I was able to install Windows XP just fine on a T43. All of the drivers were available on Lenovo's website and all I had to do was click on the .EXE. Pretty easy.

Most machines come with a restore partition from which you can make restore disks. It's worked for me. Try that next time.

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Devi1903 Member since:
2009-11-05

I installed a slipstreamed Windows XP SP 3 that had been heavily stripped down by a friend and aside from a few IBM drivers that I had to download beforehand, I was able to install Windows XP just fine on a T43. All of the drivers were available on Lenovo's website and all I had to do was click on the .EXE. Pretty easy.

Most machines come with a restore partition from which you can make restore disks. It's worked for me. Try that next time.


Not everyone is buying OEMs. Try that on a clone.

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StaubSaugerNZ Member since:
2007-07-13

I installed a slipstreamed Windows XP SP 3 that had been heavily stripped down by a friend and aside from a few IBM drivers that I had to download beforehand, I was able to install Windows XP just fine on a T43. All of the drivers were available on Lenovo's website and all I had to do was click on the .EXE. Pretty easy.

Most machines come with a restore partition from which you can make restore disks. It's worked for me. Try that next time.


Was that a legal install? I hate people who go "Windows is so great" and then you find they didn't even pay for *all* their copies. I always pay for mine - which means real economics become a factor in my decision, unlike the artificial economics when copyright infringement is involved. Microsoft know if they enforced Windows licensing *properly* then Open Source solutions start to look a whole lot better (that is, when compared properly on a technological *and* proper economic basis).

If your licenses were paid for was it your University's money or your own hard won cash? Makes a big difference when it comes from your pocket and you are legal.

Edited 2010-01-29 23:40 UTC

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KrimZon Member since:
2009-06-24

I didn't mean to mod this up. I was just trying to click on the "Read more of this thread...", but my mouse passed over the moderation icons causing it to pop up at the same time as my clicking.

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