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legit users screwed by xp activation hell :mad:

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Storage 150 nvme boot drive partition.. 1T Sandisk sata.. 1T Transend sata.. 1T 970 evo nvme m 2..
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Case Gigabyte mid-tower.. cheap and nothing special..
Audio Device(s) onboard sounds with stereo amp..
Power Supply EVGA 850 watt..
Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech K270
Software Win 10 pro..
Benchmark Scores Firestike 29500.. timepsy 14000..
years ago before a PC could play games i went out and bought an atari st i think it was called..

i bought it on its superior specs compared to its competitor.. an amiga i think that one was called.. back in the floppy disk days this..

anyways a friend of my youngest son soon informed me i had bought the wrong machine.. why.. cos the huge kiddy swopping thing revolved around the amiga not the atari machine..

some kids bought a new game.. in fact they all bought the odd new game.. but the real thing was game swopping.. in simple terms piracy.. i soon had to buy a second hand amiga so as i could not be left behind by my kids.. he he he

what decided which machine got bought by what kid.. the availabilty of "swopped" games.. another reason why macs aint that popular.. he he he

one thing that was commonly believed at the time was that the games companies actually intrduced some "nasties" into this "swopping" system.. one particle nasty was called the ripper virus.. once it got into your machine it infected every single floppy that came near it..

hellishly difficult to get rid of.. mostly down to the fact of the huge number of infected floppies that got passed around.. he he he

trog
 

noneed4me2

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My friend had an Amiga 128 was that the same system as your's trogg? I had the commodore 64 if anybody remembers those when i was young. I remember my mom bringing me these game magazines with assloads of code you had to input manually to play games, which really sucked for a young kid, but man once it was finally inputed right it was a blast but mostly didn't seem worth it once i got some floppya nd cartridges. It just made me envy my friends Atari 2600 even more. It also had a tape(cassette drive) but i never used it. Couldn't figure out how to play my music while playing games; wasn't till later i found out what the hell it was for. Sorry about going off topic but that amiga name just took me back. Wish i still had the thing just to mess around with it and show my kids what early computers were really like. I loved playing the text base HitchHiker's guide to the Galaxy.
 
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System Name money pit..
Processor Intel 9900K 4.8 at 1.152 core voltage minus 0.120 offset
Motherboard Asus rog Strix Z370-F Gaming
Cooling Dark Rock TF air cooler.. Stock vga air coolers with case side fans to help cooling..
Memory 32 gb corsair vengeance 3200
Video Card(s) Palit Gaming Pro OC 2080TI
Storage 150 nvme boot drive partition.. 1T Sandisk sata.. 1T Transend sata.. 1T 970 evo nvme m 2..
Display(s) 27" Asus PG279Q ROG Swift 165Hrz Nvidia G-Sync, IPS.. 2560x1440..
Case Gigabyte mid-tower.. cheap and nothing special..
Audio Device(s) onboard sounds with stereo amp..
Power Supply EVGA 850 watt..
Mouse Logitech G700s
Keyboard Logitech K270
Software Win 10 pro..
Benchmark Scores Firestike 29500.. timepsy 14000..
my amiga was an A500 i think.. 512k.. thow the first real computer i had was a dragon 32.. that had a tape cassette loader.. ring of darkness and return of the ring were two games i remember.. u hit balrog 55.. balrog hits u 555.. and sidevalve the robot wishes to accompany u.. he he he

hours and hours of gameplay all bunged into 32k of memory.. i think the cpu ran at .9mhz.. makes u wonder..

showing my age here now... he he he

trog
 
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I have nothing against buying new copies of Windows XP for new systems. It's just part of the cost of the system. In my opinion, if one does not want to buy another copy of Windows XP for another computer, they should just use what they already have. If I put together a computer with spare parts, I just install whatever I have besides XP.
 
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