Time to reformat? Try XP Ultimate

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  1. SteamyMcSteam

    SteamyMcSteam Junior Member

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    Alright blackhatters I've been lurking for the past few weeks and learning a bunch of stuff. So here's what I am going to give back.

    A few weeks ago I got infected with a bad piece of spyware so I decided to reformat. I came across WINDOWS XP ULTIMATE Just go to TPB and search for it.

    It uses an XP core, but has display options for a Mac Gui, Linux, Vista, XP, and Windows classic! If your sick of windows, you can switch to a mac interface. It's really nice. I am using it on my desktop and laptop. Ideally you need at least 1GB of RAM to run this smoothly.

    ****NOTE: I DO NOT ENDORSE PIRACY. YOU SHOULD HAVE A LEGIT COPY OF WINDOWS XP BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT TO INSTALL THIS****

    That is all!
     
  2. bhnoobz

    bhnoobz BANNED BANNED

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    This reminds me of the old saying: "You can't shine shit." ... So what, you make XP pretty and waste more RAM doing so, what good is that? If you want to remain spyware free boot with a ubuntu live cd, try it out. If you like it install it... It has a pretty WM and doesn't eat as much ram. :D
     
  3. cokely

    cokely Registered Member

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    my 2cents:

    I need to use windows because it has visual studio and C# is my favorite programming language, so what I do now is make 2 partitions, one for data, one for the OS, and keep incremental backups of the OS partition using norton ghost so If things get screwy I can just go back to one of my early backups where I have fresh installs of everything, so it's a lot easier than reformatting
     
  4. cashcorp

    cashcorp Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

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    Nifty shit ;) got this running on one of my old machines. Its running on only 256 megs. of ram btw :p

    No problems yet, but its just my PPI warmachine.
     
  5. Keedev

    Keedev Regular Member

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    1gb on ram.... :S .... Destroys the purpose.


    Damn I went to a gaming version of XP Pro just last week and it only uses 68mb just to run it with Vista addons..
     
  6. SteamyMcSteam

    SteamyMcSteam Junior Member

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    cmon everyone should have at least 2GB of ram by now!
     
  7. TheInternetHustler

    TheInternetHustler Regular Member

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    You can use windows and linux on a mac with parallels, thats what I do. You can even keep your windows task bar, its awesome.