Operating System information

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BOINC is also good for given system information and doing a bench mark. However, perhaps the answer is already given but I cannot find it; I have two pc's both with Vista Ultimate and both with a quadcore. One PC is a few months newer. Both have been upgraded with service pack 1 on the same day. On one system info shows: OS: Microsoft Windows Vita professional edition, service pack 1, while the other shows: OS Microsoft Windows XP profesionl edition service pack 2.

Has anyone an explonation for this?
Thanks

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Operating System information

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... On one system info shows: OS: Microsoft Windows Vita professional edition, service pack 1, while the other shows: OS Microsoft Windows XP profesionl edition service pack 2.

Are you talking about the info BOINC shows or are you talking about the info that some other Windows utility shows?

If you are talking about BOINC, we probably won't be able to answer because we can't see. You have your computers hidden.

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RE: ... Has anyone an

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Has anyone an explonation for this?
Thanks


I've read a post about this problem, either here, at SETI or at BOINC dev. It had to do with compatibility (mode) setting on a specific (BOINC?) file, but I can't find the thread anymore. Perhaps you should check the properties of the .exe files in your BOINC directories for the compatibility settings.

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RE: If you are talking

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If you are talking about BOINC, we probably won't be able to answer because we can't see. You have your computers hidden.

Hi Gary,

It is the information BOINC gives under the tab "Messages".
The computers are de-hidden, but only one is always working.

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Hello crunchers, I

Hello crunchers,

I haven’t had any reaction on this treat anymore, else than I expected.
When having some time over, I looked at several work units and from there to the computer. I saw a lot of Core Duo’s and Quad Cores with, just as I (seem) to have Window XP Professional, Service Pack 2. But I don’t think that all these machines have XP but Vista, because most new machines are only available with Vista. I did make these assume because of dates of creation of new computers.

Well it is not a problem as all works fine, but I would like to know why BOINC is given the “wrong� information (is the rest of the system information okay?) and if and how it can be solved.

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RE: I've read a post about

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I've read a post about this problem, either here, at SETI or at BOINC dev. It had to do with compatibility (mode) setting on a specific (BOINC?) file, but I can't find the thread anymore. Perhaps you should check the properties of the .exe files in your BOINC directories for the compatibility settings.


Did you check the compatibility mode settings in the file properties?

Gruß,
Gundolf

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RE: But I don’t think

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But I don’t think that all these machines have XP but Vista, because most new machines are only available with Vista.

That's true for retail consumer PCs, but a lot of corporate workplaces are still using XP and Microsoft offers a "downgrade" from Vista to XP. Vista is not that successful in the corporate world yet.

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RE: RE: But I don’t

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But I don’t think that all these machines have XP but Vista, because most new machines are only available with Vista.

That's true for retail consumer PCs, but a lot of corporate workplaces are still using XP and Microsoft offers a "downgrade" from Vista to XP. Vista is not that successful in the corporate world yet.

And in addition very many consumer PCs on Boinc projects are not from Dell and HP, people assembles the PCs themselves and just install whatever they got/want/prefer, thats why you will see mostly XP and various GNU/Linux on modern PCs here.

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RE: Did you check the

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Did you check the compatibility mode settings in the file properties?

Gruß,
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Hello Gundolf,

I have looked at this yes and the XP mode is not able.
You had suggested this earlier and I checked immediately, sorry for not letting you know then that I did.

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RE: Microsoft offers a

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Microsoft offers a "downgrade" from Vista to XP.


LOL. So you can upgrade to Vista and then downgrade to XP :D :D
This is so ridiculous I really am LOL'ing!

I'd rather just stay on XP. Are people actually paying money to do this? If so, can I offer my services to do the up/down grade?

Ok, back to my non-graded XP...

Rod

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RE: RE: Microsoft offers

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Microsoft offers a "downgrade" from Vista to XP.

LOL. So you can upgrade to Vista and then downgrade to XP :D :D
This is so ridiculous I really am LOL'ing!

I'd rather just stay on XP. Are people actually paying money to do this? If so, can I offer my services to do the up/down grade?

Ok, back to my non-graded XP...

Rod

Some are. Only the Business/Ultimate editions are licencsed to downgrade so you're playing a bit more up front regardless of if you DIY or take it to a shop. The catch being that (especially with laptops) if you buy a consumer model instead of a business model that no manufacturer drivers will be available and you'll have to quest for 3rd party ones that are compatable enough to work. This can be easier said than done.

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