The "NEW " powertoys

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by DrX, Feb 1, 2002.

  1. DrX

    DrX Guest

    For microsft to PULL the current version of the power toys is very suspicious to me ....

    Why actually completely remove the current ones even if they are updating them ?

    Was there a issue with the P/Toys that none of us know about ?
     
  2. Electronic Punk

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  3. max

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    I agree it does seem a bit strange that they removed the actual download to the current ones ...

    Maybe they are going to charge $$ for the next lot of toys ?

    Security hole maybe ?
     
  4. Rod

    Rod OSNN Junior Addict

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    Wow, things must be getting really bad... Everyone of us has become a cynic.... LOL Especially when it envolves M$... What's really sad is that I agree completley it does seem a bit fishy for them to remove it altogather... Times like this I'm glad I still can always boot into Linux, M$ can not be trusted HE, HE, HE...
     
  5. LPDad

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    Yep, gotta agree with all of you..

    The silence is ominous




    IF there was a security breach, it must have been pretty bad to yank everything!

    IF it was so they could charge, there are too many freebies and it is too easy to adjust the registry.

    Hmmmmmmm:mad: :confused:
     
  6. max

    max Guest

    It is strange , if they were going to upgrade them , why not just leave the old ones available for Download ?

    I am thinking there is a Security issue or something major . who knows though

    Just glad we can still download them from here
     
  7. gothic

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  8. Druce

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    dunno why they pulled em... that is very suspicious tho
     
  9. BonyTony

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    So were all suspicious !

    So does this stop or even put off everyone from using them !!...odd/strange/security breach....no people will keep using it due to it being a)good and b)free what about you all have you stopped ;-) ?.
     
  10. Electronic Punk

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    I am sure that if there was a serious security issue with the existing powertoys then Microsoft would have asked us to remove them from this site.
     
  11. Electronic Punk

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  12. zman

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    I think they pulled them as you can login to a domain using XP home using them :)


    Using TweakUI


    Im not sure if it works with active directory services though.



    :D