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Schitzoboy
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 11-24-2004 02:15

This is my first Asylum post (actually my first anything) post from my new laptop! Its a Sony Vaio VGN-S260. I love it! I'm toying with the idea of putting gentoo on it and dual booting. My only problem is they didn't include a Windows CD! It came preinstalled with Home edition and I have a product key stuck to the bottom of the machine. They also included a recovery program that backsup the whole HD on 6 CDs

Lurch
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Behind the Wheel
Insane since: Jan 2002

posted posted 11-24-2004 07:40

congrats

When i got my seanote a coupla years ago I didn't get a windows cd, but a seanix cd with their distribution of windows.. set up for the notebook and with the seanix logo in the install screens... maybe you got a sony disk with windows in there somewhere?


I X I
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 11-24-2004 08:17

I hate when they give you a recovery cd but not a windows cd... I mean you pay for a copy of windows when you buy the computer, so it's like they're cheating you out of your money

::had to vent::


Some people say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one (John Lennon)

Schitzoboy
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 11-24-2004 08:19

I didn't even get a recovery CD, just a program to burn my own recovery CD! Can I use the key on another persons home xp disk?

I X I
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: beyond the gray sky
Insane since: Apr 2004

posted posted 11-24-2004 08:36

well, the way I see it (although micro$oft or the authorities might see it a little differently) you're entitled to your own copy of a windows cd.

I'm pretty sure your key will work with another cd, I mean if there are ways of getting illegal copies of the software to work without a hitch then a legal key on a real cd should be no exception.

personally, I'd have a talk with someone over at Sony about getting a windows cd.


Some people say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one (John Lennon)

Skaarjj
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: :morF
Insane since: May 2000

posted posted 11-24-2004 14:23

Depends on how much they charged you for the copy of WIndows I X I... could very well be that all you paid for was a license under the auspices of *their* copy of Windows.


Justice 4 Pat Richard

wrayal
Bipolar (III) Inmate

From: Cranleigh, Surrey, England
Insane since: May 2003

posted posted 11-24-2004 14:45

Well, I quite like it with the recovery CD. I formatted not so long ago and....No need for re-activation, new full subscription to Norton Anti-virus updates (effectively) and so on...

WRayal

Go to kimber-ja.demon.co.uk and click on the link to the raytracer!

Iron Wallaby
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: USA
Insane since: May 2004

posted posted 11-24-2004 18:06

dual... boot?

Just go with Gentoo.

Is that Vaio any good? What sort of specs and performance are you getting out of it?

"Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." -- Arthur C. Clarke
"Any sufficiently arcane magic is indistinguishable from technology." -- P. David Lebling

JKMabry
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: raht cheah
Insane since: Aug 2000

posted posted 11-24-2004 18:23

har! averatec to Sony Vaio, price was apparently not a concern

those are sexy looking little units! I'm a Vaio fan as well, let's have some pics, they so pretty, make Macs look plain.

Schitzoboy
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: Yes
Insane since: Feb 2001

posted posted 11-24-2004 22:40
quote:
JKMabry said:

har! averatec to Sony Vaio, price was apparently not a concern

those are sexy looking little units! I'm a Vaio fan as well, let's have some pics, they so pretty, make Macs look plain.



Hehe, well I got a raise, and some early xmas money. =) I'll get some pics up probably after turkey day.

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