OT: kill me please

From: Ed King 
"because windows xp is unsupported, its ok to install it"

=============================================================== From: Phil Sieg ------------------------------------------------------ Ed, A funny and true story: ALL of the cell phone flashing and diagnosis tools that my cell phone = factories use for uploading new firmware into phones, or tracing = software/firmware issues are.... YEP. You guessed it... Windows XP Only! I keep an XP laptop here that is for no other purpose than flashing = phones when we are doing software revisions. So far I have been unable to get the damned tools to run on a VM... All HAIL XP! Phil Sieg President SeniorTech LLC / snapf=C5=8Dn=C2=AE www.snapfon.com phil.sieg@seniortechllc.com Phone: 423.535.9968 Fax: 423.265.9820 Mobile: 423.331.0725 "The computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. = It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds." Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ I recently started using this: http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ Plus this: http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/ And I now have a bootable USB stick with Windows XP on it for doing things like flashing a bios. So far so good. --Jason

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Need more context.... Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Thunderbird - http://www.enigmail.net/ iQEcBAEBAgAGBQJRESuMAAoJEMP+wtEOVbcdrdUH/jmmQmoFPNYmtS30c9wC8AoH z3c1qFnPwu3polIVmmm8QO3ZDLdUhAxUx6xQSsWH+WloR73/ScRn+svnV9NJ1GO9 wxTwXIDIz7Vo7wi7VfqIgHqfgthD/oH2mtOPNJ3s/5F59MUEQ4HIu7eP9i7U3SW9 tfbL8KVD1S/618zBRoQxHWiLt8RKn+urN9DWw6YaAvkh1thuZiPYxfTkzn9Sy0zo ZUZVAxCEAd2JJAMWz1vC3Ati7NMMbPHeM7XhHbauB+GPRveQm5d5DLr952UbbOug 9ifGLWe39CCYj2NRfAakWLANZq0GcaV322jCfr1+Fh9S82Gkf1QhtvsM/iD+jME= =jxl1 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ I recently had trouble running something in a VM... I plead the 5th on wh= at it =0Awas I was trying to do but I will say that my "guest" application = would not run =0Abecause it HAD to have sse4 and the vm nor the host cpu ha= d sse4 (I think it had =0Asse2 and/or sse3). =0A=0A=0Aso... anyone got a= cheeeeeep pc for sale with a cpu that has sse4?=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A=0A

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ I might if I knew what that was? ----- Ed King wrote:

=============================================================== From: Ed King ------------------------------------------------------ Need more context.... I plead the 5th and drink a 5th

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Phil: And we keep a WinXP laptop with some strange things on it for the same reason... and an old Dell desktop, also running XP.