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 PostPost subject: 'Windows XP Personal' in winnt.exe        Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 9:44 pm 
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When installing Windows XP Home Edition on PCem, i used a bootdisk from Windows ME to start winnt.exe to start the Windows XP setup from a DOS prompt as PCem wouldn't boot off my XP CD. (I found XP boot disks eventually) It failed, and I noticed instead of 'Windows XP Home Edition Setup' it said 'Windows XP Personal Setup'.

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I wonder why M$ didn't change it?

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 PostPost subject: Re: 'Windows XP Personal' in winnt.exe        Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:13 pm 
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I don't think MS expected the average home user to see that screen, so they probably never bothered to change it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: 'Windows XP Personal' in winnt.exe        Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:24 am 
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There's already plenty of topics like these, and the answer is always the same - it's leftover branding from the days before the final branding was put in place. Microsoft either didn't bother changing every single string or they simply overlooked it.

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 PostPost subject: Re: 'Windows XP Personal' in winnt.exe        Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 3:52 pm 
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Overdoze wrote:
There's already plenty of topics like these, and the answer is always the same - it's leftover branding from the days before the final branding was put in place. Microsoft either didn't bother changing every single string or they simply overlooked it.


Maybe M$ doesn't know about the "find and replace" function *hehe*

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 PostPost subject: Re: 'Windows XP Personal' in winnt.exe        Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:29 pm 
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Zacchi4k wrote:
Overdoze wrote:
There's already plenty of topics like these, and the answer is always the same - it's leftover branding from the days before the final branding was put in place. Microsoft either didn't bother changing every single string or they simply overlooked it.


Maybe M$ doesn't know about the "find and replace" function *hehe*

Find and replace is pretty slow in a 45 million lines source code repository.

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 PostPost subject: Re: 'Windows XP Personal' in winnt.exe        Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 1:25 pm 
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 PostPost subject: Re: 'Windows XP Personal' in winnt.exe        Posted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:38 am 
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No, well... yes. It existed in Whistler builds but it wasn't OFFICIAL name for product name.
And did you read ALL of that? (6 posts, right now 7, later more) If not, you have time to read all of this.

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 PostPost subject: Re: 'Windows XP Personal' in winnt.exe        Posted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 10:30 am 
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SmartDrive shipped with DOS since version 4.01 as well as with Windows 3.x... The overwhelmingly vast majority of systems had it. This page is one of many dealing with unicorn problems. Microsoft just missed the "Personal" when prepping the official release.


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