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So...I tried the 2000 upgrade. Can I say "THIS BLOWS MY A**!!!"???? It wouldn't be so bad REALLY if it would work with my ethernet!!! I cannot connect to the internet!! I am at someone else's PC and thought I would try and snag a driver for my Kingston that would work with 2000. WELLLLL.....the KNE111TX that I have ONLY works with 95/98/NT.


Lovely. SO....now what to do??? How do I get RID of this piece of crap OS? I tried what I could do to uninstall....doesn't work. In the meantime, I have backed up everything. I just want to DITCH 2000 and never look back! I didn't see an option to remove it or anything when I stuck the CD Rom back in. I have no partitioned drive....no dual booting or anything like that. I tried to stick the 98 CD back in and welllllll..don't you know 2000 won't recognize the **** thing?


Who created this crap?

Help me! I am drowning in Bill Gates' nasty Microsoft world............
 

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Hosed?

That's a good term for it, in my experience undoing an 'upgrade' is nearly impossible. They -claim- it can be done but it isn't actually true.

That's why I never use an 'upgrade'. If I'm going to change an OS, I'm going to use the full version and do a total strip down. If all of your data is backed up, that's what I recommend at this point, do a total format of the drive and start from scratch.

Also I should note, Win2K is a fine OS, it's the upgrade kit that's the problem in your case. I stripped 98SE off of my system a month ago when I finally was able to obtain 2k, and put 2k on and within about 1.5 hours I was back up and running at full capacity. All I can say is that 'upgrading' is the spawn of the devil 'redoing' is the way to go typically.
 

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It's not W2K, as previously correctly pointed out, it's the upgrade process. I've been running W2K for several years, and it's far superior to W98 in stability. I suggest a clean install, you'll like the results a whole bunch more.
 
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I would do as johnwill suggested and replace that NIC with a new one. They are not that expensive today.
 

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hmm

i had a problem with win2k and alot of my hardware, but my NIC didnt care....

now the modem did, and i had to go to www.driverguide.com to get one for win2k, but i did, and it worked fine...

that site is really great, except they make you register...

(and i only say that in a bad way cos they make you give all your personal info, just to hand out the same username and password to everyone)

username=driver
password=all

i am serious, you dont need to sign up, but they try to make you, and its just so they can get your dema...

~BoB~
 
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