F@H - Is it in you?
- Apr 12, 2002
I don't think this is possible like you can do for products from Adobe, but, if you run into issues activating the different PC, a quick call to MS will take care of it for you.I do have a question about RTM keys.
Is there an easy to to un-register a computer? Say I want to move one computer that has Windows 7 on it to a brand new computer, how can I do that?
For the most part, I would agree with your UI comments. If you're a power user in XP, it can be frustrating working in Vista where most of the settings now take a couple extra steps to get to the screens you want. Many of the .msc's and .cpl's are the same and still work to get to where I want to go - which is my bread and butter - I only tend to go to the mouse only when I absolutely need to.. so it was a fairly easy transition for me.. in fact, in some ways, having the search/run bar default when hitting the "start" key, is faster for me to pull up the things I want with just the keyboard..Win 7 seems to be quick (compared to a copy of XP that outlived 2 HD's), but the UI is horrible and a complete step backwards. MS has made it so you have to wade through countless menus to do anything. It's neither user friendly or "power user" friendly, they tried to hard to copy *nix/Apple and instead come out with a twisted up can of worms of a UI.
*edit* - if you bought into the Vista thing (aka Win 7 paid demo) the UI is the same difference.
I still do not want it so I rename the administrator account to my name (AFAIK you can only do this with Pro or Ultimate) then enable that account. I don't need or want any pop ups, virtualization of files, folders or registry entries.I used to hate UAC, but then I realized what a minor tradeoff it is compared to the security benefits it provides. It's a quick and (mostly) painless way to do security.
Ya but if you run on the administrator account then UAC is mute...you can leave it on as it is disabled plus there is no virtualizing of files or folders to different areas. The program files directory can be written to so any changes made to files (like configs, keys or ini files, mailboxes, etc.) are in the directory of the program or the programs data folder.There are plenty of ways to turn off UAC, and I always turn it off as well ... dont want or need it