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USAPGAPRO

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Thats hillarious. My school is also funny, they think that they can run every comp in the school off on 1 cable line. They said its possible because the bandwidth dosent diminish. LOL>
 
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CyberFed

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our school doesnt have a football team so they pride on engineering and technology, all comps on campus are p4's we have wireless access via ANYWHERE on campus on dual OC3 lines we have flatsceen 20'' LCD's in both engineering buildings we have 3 computer labs open 24 hrs. 2 cybercafe's with ethernet jacks, a fully loaded production studio with macs for the film school. our school is wired to the bone, its great!!
 

timmyqwest

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CyberFed said:
our school doesnt have a football team so they pride on engineering and technology, all comps on campus are p4's we have wireless access via ANYWHERE on campus on dual OC3 lines we have flatsceen 20'' LCD's in both engineering buildings we have 3 computer labs open 24 hrs. our school is wired to the bone, its great!!

if i didnt play football i'd ask to get in...ironicly football is our schools bigest atraction.
 

moz_21

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whats the big deal about exposing the windows xp cd keys? (our school did it too,on the side, lol)
 

cw823

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moz_21 said:
whats the big deal about exposing the windows xp cd keys? (our school did it too,on the side, lol)


You're required by law to display the CD-Key sticker on the exterior of the case.
 

moz_21

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really? I assume that is for all OEMs? what about homebuilt systems? that is weird, i've never heard of that.
 

bubba gump

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Yep that is for all OEM's, that is why when you buy an OEM OS from a place like newegg or directron or somewhere, it says like "You as a company are required by law to affix this sticker to the exterior of the case" or something like that....
 

bafbrian

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CyberFed said:
I went into the computer labs the other day to be presented with brand new top of the p4 dells, and what do i see on top of each of the boxes.....the xp pro cd key for each machine .... I couldnt stop laughing..

No that is really funny, I have never heard of a school doing this before. Maybe they don't realize what ppl really know about computers.
 

Movax

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Good luck getting that key to work with anything other than the Dells and their imaging CDs. It won't work, trust me.
 

bafbrian

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Even though you can't actually use those codes, still, it is weird for a school to provide information like that, my school wouldn't put something like that out in the open.
 

CPFitz14

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They pretty much have to put it on there by law. Look for the barcode looking sticker on the outside. Most likely it will say the windows version and serial number also.

-CPFitz-
 

Movax

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bafbrian said:
Even though you can't actually use those codes, still, it is weird for a school to provide information like that, my school wouldn't put something like that out in the open.

What does it matter though? It will only work with a Dell and if you have a dell it would work with, you have a license already.
 

timmyqwest

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zerotolerance said:
I can testify that a Dell recovery disc will work with a...non-Dell system...Like a home built system...

thats not the issue, the issue is whether or not the CD key will work with say a downloaded version of XP
 

nitewulf

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i don't see how it really matters anyway. If you can download a copy of windows XP. You can also DL a CD key that will work with it. I wouldn't be surprised if someone had created a keygenerator by now for bootleg windows copies.

**disclamer**

I'm not condoning the use of such bootleg copies or their accompining illegal cd keys. Just pointing out that they are availabie and that a school displaying their legal ones has no bearing on the fack that illegal ones can bet downloaded just as easlily as corporate edidions of XP.
 

timmyqwest

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nitewulf said:
i don't see how it really matters anyway. If you can download a copy of windows XP. You can also DL a CD key that will work with it. I wouldn't be surprised if someone had created a keygenerator by now for bootleg windows copies.

**disclamer**

I'm not condoning the use of such bootleg copies or their accompining illegal cd keys. Just pointing out that they are availabie and that a school displaying their legal ones has no bearing on the fack that illegal ones can bet downloaded just as easlily as corporate edidions of XP.


that is 100% correct, infact the CD key is not microsofts main way of preventing this...that is what the registration is all about, and quiet frankly it works darn well...not perfect, trust me, but it works darn well