[pcductape] Re: Beautiful World and Hurricanes Formerly :RE: Re: FYI: A new cd for winxp ( you make it yourself )

  • From: "Pam" <ltf01@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 21 Sep 2004 17:27:59 -0500

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  -----Original Message-----
  From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of bill wingler
  Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 4:54 PM
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [pcductape] Beautiful World and Hurricanes Formerly :RE: Re: FYI:
A new cd for winxp ( you make it yourself )


  Hi Eric,

  I know why you don't have hurricanes there.  They all start as small
tropical depressions off the coast of Africa.  By the time they get accross
the Atlantic they are madder than H___ and ready to create havoc.  A couple
years ago three of them hit North Carolina (my state) in one summer.  Now
Florida has been hit by three and the remnants have come up through the
mountains of North Carolina (where I live) with lots of wind and rain.
Frances dumped about 12 inches of rain on us with lots of flooding - washed
out roads/bridges and blew over lots of trees.  Then came Ivan with stronger
winds but not as much rain, but still destructive flash flooding.  My
brother lives near Pensacola, Florida, which took the brunt of Ivan.  He
says he never wants to see another one.

  In spite of all this we still live in a beautiful world don't we?  Take
care........  Bill


    ----- Original Message -----
    From: Eric Skeen
    To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Sent: 9/21/2004 2:35:03 PM
    Subject: [pcductape] Re: FYI: A new cd for winxp ( you make it
yourself )


    Hi Bill,

    I have seen the destruction caused by Hurricane Ivan on TV, it is simply
unbelievable! My heart goes out to those folks - we don't have that sort of
thing happening here. Occasionally we might get floods in certain parts of
the country, but definitely nothing that we can't cope with.

    I haven't seen the article re burning your own XP CD as I received a
free one in the post, and then two more free CDs yesterday when we purchased
two new laptops. The laptops did not yet have any programs loaded on them
when I did the update, but the two desktop computers certainly did, and all
four installations went very smoothly, about 20 minutes for each computer.
What I did do, and it is important, is to disable all active programs (AV,
spy block, firewall etc) first before doing the installation, which should
be done when you are not connected to the Internet. It might be an idea to
first run defrag as well, before you start the upgrade. I am under the
impression that any Computer shop will give you a SP2 CD for free, as MS
encourages people to share their CDs when they have finished with the
upgrade.

    I hope you are able to sort out your problems, I am sure you will.

    That Guy In Africa...
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      -----Original Message-----
      From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of bill wingler
      Sent: Tuesday, September 21, 2004 8:09 PM
      To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: [pcductape] Re: FYI: A new cd for winxp ( you make it
yourself )


      Hi Carl and Eric,

      I attempted to make Fred Langa's bootable CD of XP, patched with SP2.
About every other step would hang on me with some message or other.  I
figured out a few workarounds but finally gave up on it.  It sounded like a
good idea, I just couldn't get it to work on my computer.

      And yes, Eric, its a beautiful world we live in.  After Hurricanes
Frances and Ivan blew thru here to clear the air, you should see the views
from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the mountains of North Carolina and Virginia.

      Bill (not that one, another one)


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