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  • SharkyForums.Com - Print: windows xp corporate edition

    windows xp corporate edition
    By FS740 September 01, 2001, 11:04 AM

    does anybody know what corporate edition is?
    is corporate better than professional?

    By EdtheROM September 01, 2001, 12:27 PM

    quote:Originally posted by FS740:
    does anybody know what corporate edition is?
    is corporate better than professional?

    I believe it has special features that let you install it without having to contact the M$ website for verification, which could be a real pain for 5000 desktops.

    By Scuttle September 01, 2001, 05:42 PM

    The corporate version (or RTM) is the version Microsoft sent out to companies that make computers which will have XP installed when you purchase it. From the people i've spoken to using it, they've yet to find anything different in it then in rc2. I'm not sure if it contacts MS, i would imagine that it must contact them at least once so that they can make sure the company is only using the licenses it bought. The RTM version comes in both the Pro version and the Home version, the Pro being aimed at businesses and the home version being aimed at home users. So to answer your original questions, the corporate version is the version MS sent out to companies, it will be near exactly the same as the Pro version, maybe a few less feautres but if it means no activation then many people who have access to it will probably use it, whether for the reason they have illegal s/w on their system or due to privacy.

    The main real thing to watch with the corp version floating around is that it may be a trap, many people are unsure on whether to trust it or not....

    Hope this littlw info helps you.

    By FS740 September 01, 2001, 07:30 PM

    thanks for the info guys, it helps a lot.

    By Kero-chan September 01, 2001, 11:47 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Scuttle:
    The main real thing to watch with the corp version floating around is that it may be a trap, many people are unsure on whether to trust it or not....

    *cough* run a firewall to block traffic...

    is it true that there is a master key that got leaked from gateway? that's funny... well, not for M$ i assume

    By fobugee September 02, 2001, 02:28 AM

    I'm using winXP corporate, and it works great! As for you paranoid freaks, i'm running Norton Firewall in the backround, and it doesn't detect any unwanted outbound activity at all! An yes EdtheROM, you are right. Corporate edition is made for large companies, so MS took away the Activation Scheme (activating 5000+ desktops is a pain!).

    By Kero-chan September 02, 2001, 02:46 AM

    quote:Originally posted by fobugee:
    I'm using winXP corporate, and it works great! As for you paranoid freaks, i'm running Norton Firewall in the backround, and it doesn't detect any unwanted outbound activity at all! An yes EdtheROM, you are right. Corporate edition is made for large companies, so MS took away the Activation Scheme (activating 5000+ desktops is a pain!).

    ooh oooh cant wait i got 2 more hours left on the download... hope the radeon support is better. at least i'm sure it will be when the 7500 is released...

    By Scuttle September 02, 2001, 09:17 PM

    Kero, whatever you do, don't use Win 2k drivers on XP. I did that on RC2, in the first week i'd only turned the computer off when going to bed, or if i'd installed something that needed rebooting, i had no crashes all week. I then put on some Windows 2000 drivers and my stability died, Half-life would quit sporadically and Max Payne would wither if it looked like i would get anywhere (which is a damn pain when you're trying to write a review, i can tell you).

    So yes, no Windows 2000 drivers. Apart from that, enjoy XP.

    By Bolweval September 02, 2001, 09:24 PM

    I'm using Win2k drivers for a lot of things in XP, video drivers, TV card drivers, sound drivers, just to name a few, and have suffered no such instabilities. There may be hardware specific problems for your system, so I don't think a blanket statement is warranted.

    quote:Originally posted by Scuttle:
    Kero, whatever you do, don't use Win 2k drivers on XP. I did that on RC2, in the first week i'd only turned the computer off when going to bed, or if i'd installed something that needed rebooting, i had no crashes all week. I then put on some Windows 2000 drivers and my stability died, Half-life would quit sporadically and Max Payne would wither if it looked like i would get anywhere (which is a damn pain when you're trying to write a review, i can tell you).

    So yes, no Windows 2000 drivers. Apart from that, enjoy XP.

    By Scuttle September 02, 2001, 09:29 PM

    I'm using the 2k drivers on my Radeon. Sorry, i should've specified in the first place.

    By [C] September 02, 2001, 09:38 PM

    you just did

    By Kero-chan September 02, 2001, 10:00 PM

    so should i just use the default winXP drivers for my radeon until ati releases some xp drivers?
    also should i still d/l MMC 7.1?
    btw, how was the vsync in OGL for half-life before things went bad?

    By Chrisman5000 September 04, 2001, 10:31 AM

    I am using the latest official ATI win2000 drives on my Radeon, they work great for me.

    In fact,

    I got my best ever 3DMark2001 score and best ever QuakeIII timedemos on WindowsXP RC2.

    By Scuttle September 04, 2001, 08:52 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Kero-chan:
    [QUOTE]Originally posted by Scuttle:
    [b]The main real thing to watch with the corp version floating around is that it may be a trap, many people are unsure on whether to trust it or not....

    *cough* run a firewall to block traffic...

    is it true that there is a master key that got leaked from gateway? that's funny... well, not for M$ i assume

    [/B][/QUOTE]

    There's a key out there, i know because it's on a piece of paper on my desk.

    I haven't tried OGL in XP, i use D3D, i suppose i should try it out really. As for you Chrisman5000, i'll try out those drivers.

    By neo84 September 04, 2001, 11:00 PM

    sry..double post


    By neo84 September 04, 2001, 11:02 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Bolweval:
    I'm using Win2k drivers for a lot of things in XP, video drivers, TV card drivers, sound drivers, just to name a few, and have suffered no such instabilities. There may be hardware specific problems for your system, so I don't think a blanket statement is warranted.

    what tv card are you using - i've got the ati tv wonder and video looks like crap - almost "scrambled"...however audio is fine. Also does anyone know of that digital video update for directx for XP - i know they have it for win2k but i have yet to see it for xp.
    thanks for any help

    By Nexer September 05, 2001, 04:38 PM

    quote:Originally posted by fobugee:
    I'm using winXP corporate, and it works great! As for you paranoid freaks, i'm running Norton Firewall in the backround, and it doesn't detect any unwanted outbound activity at all! An yes EdtheROM, you are right. Corporate edition is made for large companies, so MS took away the Activation Scheme (activating 5000+ desktops is a pain!).

    But windows will access the internet anyway.
    each time you boot up and connect to the network. before your Norton Firewall starts up. As for using masterkeys...just hope you'll be able to turn on your computer the next time you install a service pack.

    By ylen13 September 05, 2001, 06:56 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Nexer:
    But windows will access the internet anyway.
    each time you boot up and connect to the network. before your Norton Firewall starts up. As for using masterkeys...just hope you'll be able to turn on your computer the next time you install a service pack.

    that's easy to solve.If u are on dial up then their is no way for xp to get online before your firewall start.If u are on dsl/cable and u wore that xp will call home then just turn off your modem and when the computer buts up turn it on.

    By Hateslife September 05, 2001, 11:18 PM

    Hmpff... Anyone who leaves his modem on when it's not in use deserves to be screwed by MS.

    By [C] September 06, 2001, 12:13 AM

    yes, and microsoft has been doing a lot of screwing lately.

    you cant complain too loudy though guys because if it werent microsoft, a lot of us technicians and support personnel would be out of work.

    By The_Hitman September 06, 2001, 12:36 AM

    quote:Originally posted by [C]:
    you cant complain too loudy though guys because if it werent microsoft, a lot of us technicians and support personnel would be out of work.


    BS... there will always be something out there... dont be such a chicken... your not so dependant on Microsoft that you cant learn something else... if you CANT support anything BUT Microsoft, than I would guess your probably just faking it in the first place.

    By havok13154 September 06, 2001, 02:18 PM

    quote:Originally posted by Kero-chan:
    ooh oooh cant wait i got 2 more hours left on the download... hope the radeon support is better. at least i'm sure it will be when the 7500 is released...



    where did you get windows XP corp edu?
    where can i d\l it? is it on M$ web page?

    By Scuttle September 06, 2001, 06:33 PM

    quote:Originally posted by havok13154:

    where did you get windows XP corp edu?
    where can i d\l it? is it on M$ web page?


    XP corp with no time-bomb (I'm assuming this is what Kero has d/led) is around the warez scene, and so is not legal, so i can't/won't tell you. If you're a beta tester for XP then you can download a timelimited version of XP corp edition.

    By lekim September 06, 2001, 10:00 PM

    I'm running XP Professional right now, and I'd have to say I'm impressed so far. It detected and installed all the drivers automatically, everything's working good. The looks of it take a little getting used to, but there are so many more tools and utilities to use as compared to Win9x. Stable as a rock so far.

    By [C] September 06, 2001, 10:23 PM

    [QUOTE]Originally posted by The_Hitman:
    [B]
    BS... there will always be something out there... dont be such a chicken... your not so dependant on Microsoft that you cant learn something else... if you CANT support anything BUT Microsoft, than I would guess your probably just faking it in the first place.
    ......................................

    Pardon me, sir?

    I have been an onsite computer technician specializing in server installation and maintance for quite some time now. three quarters of the time Im called on site its to fix, update, configure, and maintaing a Microsoft operating system. Just for your information half of our clients use unix and solaris based solutions, its half and half for us, and hardly ever are we called out to admin or maintain non-microsoft OS's once they have been implemented, configured and are up and running.

    You know as well as I do(if you know anything at all) that three quarters if not more of the home user population runs a microsoft operating system and will continue to do so for atleast the next ten years. Just recently with corporate downsizing and penny pinching Company bean counters cutting costs has unix become a more impressive solution, but because of Microsofts industry reconition, software support, and ease of use they will conitnue to be a prominent factor in the OS market for quite some time.

    So dont give me your grief, I have been down this road before.


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