Little question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by skauch, Mar 15, 2002.

  1. skauch

    skauch Guest

    Can i reinstall Win98 SE without losing all i have on my disk and without losing my setting. For the setting it's not very important but for the data on my hard drive it's very important.

    sKaUcH
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    You can't just install win98 and save your data if you had your harddrive as one big partition. if you had XP installed as it's on partition and data on another then yes you can. But as far as I know you can't just switch from xp to 98 otherwise

    And also if you have your data on another partition or HD that you formatted to NTFS you will need to use a program like partition magic to convert it back to fat 32 because 98 cannot read NTFS
     
  3. Dirk Diggler

    Dirk Diggler Guest

    Simple answer, no. Windows will not allow you to go backwards.
     
  4. skauch

    skauch Guest

    It's because i took the Cd from a friend and i heard that XP will stop working after 6 months or higher and after that you have format the disk and reinstall. I don't know if it's true but it scare me a little bit. Please inform me more about this.

    sKaUcH
     
  5. pc_tek

    pc_tek Guest

    your system will self destruct in "T-minus" 2 days.. or hit reboot now!
     
  6. xsivforce

    xsivforce Prodigal Son Folding Team

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    Save every important item you can on removable media (zip drive-cd burner, etc) unless you have just too much to make that feasible. Where the hell is Jonquiere ?
     
  7. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    wait...is this a legit copy of XP? if so it should tell you how many days you have left till your required to activate and such.
     
  8. snowcab

    snowcab Guest

    did your upgrade from 98se?

    you can downgrade if you upgraded.. it's an xp feature.. otherwise your screwed.. so if you upgraded your set... otherwise.. there's some ghetto ways you can do it...
     
  9. skauch

    skauch Guest

    I upgrade from 98 SE.
    It doesn't say the number of day but a every moths or higher it tell me to change my password, so i change it and i'm ok for a months or higher, i don't know the exact amount of time.

    And Jonquiere is located in Saguenay,Quebec, Canada. :D
     
  10. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    lol thats not activation botheirng you then..you somehow accidentally set your password policy.

    goto start, choose run, type in secpol.msc and under account policies you can change the password expiring and all that :)
     
  11. skauch

    skauch Guest

    I didn't activate my windows XP, so does it will do something or it will always ask me to change my password. I hope it'LL just ask me to change my password cause i think XP is da best.

    And did i was worng when i was saying that when you don't activate it, it can stop working after some time.
     
  12. snowcab

    snowcab Guest

    It's a user password thing

    it's a damn user password.. xp sets it to expire in a set amount of days.. the guy above you last post told you how to change it.. then put 0 in where the current days are and you won't have to change it again!
     
  13. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    control panel

    Control Panel /admistrative tools/ computer managment/local users and groups/ users ........ highlight the accounts in question go to properties and put a check mark in ( passwords never expire) ...............
     
  14. skauch

    skauch Guest

    Thank you but you didn't respond to my question that was : iam i right when i say that after an amount of time, Xp will stop working if i dont activate it??
     
  15. sparky

    sparky OSNN Addict

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    YES XP WILL STOP WORKING ONE MONTH FROM WHEN YOU INSTALLED IT IF YOU HAVEN'T REGISTERED IT.UNLESS OF COURSE YOU'VE GOT A CORPORATE COPY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT THEN HEY THATS OK YOU DONT HAVE TO.IF ITS FROM A FRIEND THEN YOU WONT BE ABLE TO ACTIVATE IT COS BILLS BOYS WONT LET YOU DO IT,HOWEVER ,IF YOU CAN FIND IT ON THE NET THERES A XP CD KEY DOING THE ROUNDS WHICH GENERATES A RANDOM SERIAL CODE WHICH THEN YOU CAN ACTIVATE XP,TAKES ABOUT ONE IN TEN GOES TO GENERATE A WORKING SERIAL BUT THEN I'M SURE NO ONE ON THIS SITE CONDONES THIS "LOL".THEN AGAIN BILL GATES HAS MADE MORE MONEY IN THE TIME I'VE TAKEN TO TYPE THIS THAN I'LL MAKE IN A LIFETIME.:p
     
  16. skauch

    skauch Guest

    Is there a way to change my key??
    and i use Xp for more than 1 months.
     
  17. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    um skaunch...whatever sparky was shouting is kind of misleading


    how long have you been using XP currently? activation and the PW changing have NOTHING to do with eachother.
     
  18. skauch

    skauch Guest

    i don't know, before january 12th, but not a lot before.
     
  19. snowcab

    snowcab Guest

    hey

    do you have a burnt copy of xp.. if so then it's most likely a corp edition that was hacked and you have nothing to worry about and you need to drop it... if it's not.. yes you need to activate it.. you've made it pretty long to not have a hacked ver though!