Comments on: Why I don't Run Windows, 2 https://pthree.org/2006/06/11/why-i-dont-run-windows-2/ Linux. GNU. Freedom. Fri, 01 Dec 2017 15:29:07 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.0-alpha-42199 By: Aaron https://pthree.org/2006/06/11/why-i-dont-run-windows-2/#comment-722 Sun, 18 Jun 2006 15:56:24 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2006/06/11/why-i-dont-run-windows-2/#comment-722 I use it at work because I have to, but I haven't touched it at home for a long time. Probably at 2 years or so. It seems to me, although I am not counting, that I run across EULAs at work more often than not. But I will take a look at the "Custom Button" next time around.

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By: Matthew Kimber https://pthree.org/2006/06/11/why-i-dont-run-windows-2/#comment-713 Sun, 18 Jun 2006 01:06:34 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2006/06/11/why-i-dont-run-windows-2/#comment-713 How long has it been since you used Microsoft/Windows Update? You can pick and choose what is and is not to be installed. Try clicking the "Custom" button next time rather than the "Express". This will give you a detailed list of what the update/software is and allow you to either install it or not. Of course there may be some dependencies, namely Windows Geniune Advantage(a must download to retrieve new updates). My advice...legalize yourself. Oh and about the "pages of EULAs", that's not necessarly true. Very rare do I run into an update that includes a EULA (almost always with an Office product but never with the OS itself).

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By: Christer https://pthree.org/2006/06/11/why-i-dont-run-windows-2/#comment-653 Mon, 12 Jun 2006 02:15:51 +0000 http://www.pthree.org/2006/06/11/why-i-dont-run-windows-2/#comment-653 I'm in that boat right now. One of my machines dual-boots XP and, with the latest updates, I'm now told that I have a pirated copy of windows. "Technically" I do, but I also have four machines with XP license keys taped to the bottom. I just don't have any of the restore CDs that came with those machines. I have a key but no CD.

I'm really close to reinstalling that machine & either, 1) limiting updates or 2) actually finding a copy of Home to install instead of using Pro and not being able to use my Home keys. This is only going to get worse with Vista & its 6 different versions/licenses!

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