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Gundolf Jahn
Gundolf Jahn
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RE: LOL. So you can upgrade

Message 84322 in response to message 84320

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


Nah, the downgrade is only offered if you buy a new PC, which has vista pre-installed. But funny nonetheless :-)

Computer sind nicht alles im Leben. (Kleiner Scherz)

TJ
TJ
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RE: RE: Microsoft offers

Message 84323 in response to message 84320

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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!
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There is nothing wrong with Vista. A lot of people have an antipathy to it. It has a lot of useful things that XP not has. It has a lot of unnecessary things too I admit. However it works fine with all my applications, such as Office 2007, MathCAD and some programs developed by my company. Even the peripherals work without problems and most drives are available. Networking is handled almost automatically, IMAP settings in mail are handled automatically, try to do that with XP, and the multiple clock in the taskbar is nice.

The only “problem� is that BOINC is telling that Windows XP is installed but the PC is working with one of the first versions of Vista Ultimate and has service pack 1 installed as well. And that is what I would like to have explained as I have another PC with Vista and that is what BOINC shows, thus somewhere BOINC can see a difference…

Greetings from
TJ

Odd-Rod
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RE: RE: LOL. So you can

Message 84324 in response to message 84322

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

Nah, the downgrade is only offered if you buy a new PC, which has vista pre-installed. But funny nonetheless :-)

I figured that, but just couldn't resist the dig :-)

Mike Hewson
Mike Hewson
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Local computer stores

Local computer stores DownUnda very quickly discovered that offering Vista exclusively for new systems was a deal-breaker far too often. So after flogging Vista heavily for about two months they went real quiet on it, and now market their gear with either XP or Vista as options to be defined by the buyer. One senses some disappointment felt by these vendors pining the loss/waste of some back-end deal. :-)

Cheers, Mike.

I have made this letter longer than usual because I lack the time to make it shorter ...

... and my other CPU is a Ryzen 5950X :-) Blaise Pascal

Brian Silvers
Brian Silvers
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RE: Local computer stores

Message 84326 in response to message 84325

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Local computer stores DownUnda very quickly discovered that offering Vista exclusively for new systems was a deal-breaker far too often. So after flogging Vista heavily for about two months they went real quiet on it, and now market their gear with either XP or Vista as options to be defined by the buyer. One senses some disappointment felt by these vendors pining the loss/waste of some back-end deal. :-)

Mojave Experiment

"Secret camera" commercial for Windows Vista...

th3
th3
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Rushing to Vistas rescue are

Message 84327 in response to message 84326

Rushing to Vistas rescue are we? =) I thought this was about Boinc misreporting Vista as XP, not if XP is better than Vista or not.

TJ
TJ
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RE: Rushing to Vistas

Message 84328 in response to message 84327

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Rushing to Vistas rescue are we? =) I thought this was about Boinc misreporting Vista as XP, not if XP is better than Vista or not.

This is true. And I want to know why this happens, but the answer has to come from the BOINC programmers I think.

Use XP if you like or Vista or Linux or...

Greetings from
TJ

Jord
Joined: 26 Jan 05
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All BOINC does is read what

Message 84329 in response to message 84328

All BOINC does is read what OS your OS is saying it is and using that.
Anomalies can happen when you are running BOINC executables in Windows compatibility mode as then BOINC will read that the OS is what the OS says it is in compatibility mode.

Make sure (again) you checked both boinc.exe (the actual client) and boincmgr.exe (the GUI) on compatibility mode issues for all users (!).

TJ
TJ
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RE: Make sure (again) you

Message 84330 in response to message 84329

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Make sure (again) you checked both boinc.exe (the actual client) and boincmgr.exe (the GUI) on compatibility mode issues for all users (!).

Thank you Jord, that is the solution.

I checked both executables but no compatibility mode idle. Then I checked for all users and there at the second application the compatibility mode was idle. So your help gave the answer to this “problem�.

But I have to give a lot of credits to Gundolf Jahn as well as he was the first and quickest with this answer. I failed to check for ALL users.
One keeps learning all the time.

Greetings from
TJ

Jord
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RE: But I have to give a

Message 84331 in response to message 84330

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But I have to give a lot of credits to Gundolf Jahn as well as he was the first and quickest with this answer. I failed to check for ALL users.
One keeps learning all the time.


We're getting quicker. It only took a month. ;-)

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