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comment How to install Windows XP directly on a new-ish laptop when it says ACPI is non-compliant?
What does "yes" mean? This wasn't a yes or no question. I asked if this is something that should be done before the text-mode portion or the graphics-mode portion, and you replied with "yes"...? Anyway, when I try it before the graphics-mode portion it doesn't do anything. Are you saying I need to retry installing and do this during text mode?
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comment How to install Windows XP directly on a new-ish laptop when it says ACPI is non-compliant?
Okay then I'm confused what you're saying I should do. Are you saying I should reinstall and press F7 during text-mode? Or are you saying I should press F7 when it's booting into graphics mode right now?
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comment How to install Windows XP directly on a new-ish laptop when it says ACPI is non-compliant?
I've seen that, but that screen only comes up during the initial (text-mode) portion of the setup, whereas like I said text-mode already went through fine. It's graphics mode that refuses to start.
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comment How to install Windows XP directly on a new-ish laptop when it says ACPI is non-compliant?
@ChrisInEdmontom: For the purposes of this question assume I have a valid reason.
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asked How to install Windows XP directly on a new-ish laptop when it says ACPI is non-compliant?
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comment Moving files in a windows network without a middle man
Does this address your question? msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/Dn265282.aspx
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comment Flash disk capacity turns from 32GB to 4MB
I'm pretty sure this is a duplicate...
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comment Why are there no odd Windows process Ids?
@BlueRaja: Keep in mind "USER" and GDI handles are also kernel handles...
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comment Does UEFI potentially leak encryption keys?
@ultrasawblade: I saw a quote that was interesting in the link you linked to, which was: "When an application or non-Windows operating system attempts to access a VGA register or memory range, the MediaGX processor detects the access attempt and internally takes a System Management Interrupt (SMI)"... I was wondering, do you know why they say "non-Windows"? Isn't SMI invisible to every OS?
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comment Bought a slot-loading BD-RE drive, but it spits out every disc I feed it without spinning. What do?
@Moab: Well I can, but it's a hassle and I want to use it if possible.
May
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comment Bought a slot-loading BD-RE drive, but it spits out every disc I feed it without spinning. What do?
@James: Actually, could it be that it's attempting to draw more power than my laptop will output? I'm not sure if a BD drive needs more power than a DVD drive (although I was inserting a DVD regardless).
May
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comment Bought a slot-loading BD-RE drive, but it spits out every disc I feed it without spinning. What do?
I tried upside down and it didn't make a difference; I can't find an eject button though. But when I try "eject" in My Computer it does attempt to eject reasonably, so it seems to be fine in that respect? I suspect it's faulty as well...
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asked Bought a slot-loading BD-RE drive, but it spits out every disc I feed it without spinning. What do?
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reviewed Approve GParted errors on MBR Disk, Claims it's GPT. (It's mistaken, but why?)
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comment Why don't file managers use the Master File Table for instant search results?
@LifeH2O: Not even then, because if you store per-user permissions for every file, the size of the MFT would blow up, and reading it would take much longer. It's a lose-lose except in the most trivial cases, and OSes aren't designed for trivial cases.