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    Incorrect. DOS has about as much a part of XP as it does in macOS
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    that's what MS wants YOU to believe. Why does it say MSDOS on the command box when you start it then ?
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    Originally posted by sxpert
    that's what MS wants YOU to believe. Why does it say MSDOS on the command box when you start it then ?
    You're a ******* retard.

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    Have you ever used XP?

    Here's precisely what it says when you enter command line:
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    Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600]
    (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp.
    
    C:\Documents and Settings\user>
    In the title bar it says "C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe"

    Not much DOS here..

    You might also want to note that you cannot boot to command prompt.

    actualy if you run "command.com" you can get a "DOS" prompt.. but rest assured.. XP is NOT dos.
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    how do you make windows automatically login though? when my windows starts up it makes me login. i know it asked me when i setup windows xp, but i dont know how to do it, now
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    auto login what a nifty thing to have when security is not paramount, it is a registry edit....and if you are happy playin with the registry then go for it if you stuff it up dont blame me

    okies started to write how to di it but ms has a better explanation

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;315231

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    Hey, folks.
    I really like XP. Most of the people I know who have a lot of trouble with it

    1) have bad hardware, I think this is a more common problem then most people realize. I think most people thing that if the hardware is working at all, the rest is up the the software... I put a lot of time into getting good hardware, sufficient cooling, etc, and I put a heavy load on my hardware, and get crashes at most once a year

    2) Dont load up the service packs or the updates.

    3) Have other crappy software that screws with the system.

    That said... I have two thoughts on XP for cars

    1) I really want to avoid the situation where I have one os at home, and some different os in the car... its almost too much to bother with. I mean learning the tweaks for one OS takes enough time....

    2) XP requires you to contact microsoft and verify some numbers whenever you change the hardware config.... Unless there is some way to avoid this (I have not really looked, but MS rep told me there isnt) XP is never going to be good for a box that has its hardware config switched around on a reg basis...

    All that said, Im thinking of getting win 2k on the itx board, and of course sticking w/ xp at home&work
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    on my epia i have used: win98, 98se, XPpro, w2kpro.

    By far the best results I got were from 98se and XPpro. w2k was very slow and didn't handle movies and dvds well. with XPpro and 98se I had no problem watching divx or DVDs.
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    Originally posted by mjp
    auto login what a nifty thing to have when security is not paramount, it is a registry edit....and if you are happy playin with the registry then go for it if you stuff it up dont blame me

    okies started to write how to di it but ms has a better explanation

    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;315231

    cheers

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    If you install tweakui from the microsoft power tools you can just hit the check box for quick logon.
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    Also, if you have one user and no password set, it will automatically log you into the desktop, otherwise, tweakui is the way to go. I finally built my epia 9000m system with windows xp, and its not fully tweaked out, but its noticibly slower to start playing music than 98se on my duron750 was (~30 seconds for win98 on the duron, ~60 for xp on the epia). The amazing thing is that out of the box, xp uses ~110mb of ram with only windows loaded, and after stopping all of the unneeded services, it was only using 56mb. Windows hasnt been a dosshell since 3.x, 9x was tied to dos (bios>dos>windows), and nt (new technology) has always been built around its own kernel. And from what i've read, xp needs sp1 for usb2.0 to work properly. So service packs are a good thing. ms has also lessened the thresholds as to how much hardware has to be replaced before it balks and makes you reactivate, as in supposedly you need to change a majority of the parts in your machine.
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