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Re: More AOL thoughts

> >  I always find it hilarious when I see somebody
> > who honestly knows what they are doing try to set up any version of
> > Windows on even slightly odd hardware.  (Installing W2K on a Tyan
> > Thunder dual Athlon box was a *nightmare*.  Red Hat 7.2 worked fine
> > right out of the box.)
> It was a nightmare for me, when I went from a PII to an Athlon 1gig on
> an Asus mobo.. Very few people realize that unlike W9x, W2k will not
> recognize any new hardware, and that is when it gets tricky, as you
> cannot get into the system to make the changes. Only done by backdoor
> approach.. I have installed W2K and W98SE on my wife's machine, and it
> took longer to install than any distro I have ever used.

i took a 2k server install from a p3 1.13 and moved it into a dual athlon
rig.  all new hardware was detected and changed with the exception of
support for smp.  quick reinstall of 2k and smp was up and running.  ive
moved 2k installs between totally different machines many times and not had
a hitch...


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