Sun, Aug 7 2005 21:26
Why doing a clean install of Windows XP is a good thing..
You cannot find options under "Use Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)" on a computer that you upgraded from Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 to Windows XP with Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2:
It's Knowledge base articles like that that make us recommend clean installs on Windows XP.
That said... I have to admit that I'm sitting here typing this up on my clunker machine of XP sp2 while my new spiffy super dooper SATA harddrive machine is sitting over there with it's side off waiting for me to hang one of these harddrives on this machine inside that machine to make it easier to migrate the 'profile' data. Once upon a time we could just copy the 'wack' folder from one system to another and everything would just magically work. But then someone invented...the registry.
Yes the same registry that the Scriptomatic guys joke that you are always reminded in KB articles that oh if you muck with this sucker you could blow up New Orleans in the process if you aren't careful. I think the problem that we all have with people not wanting to migrate up to Windows XP sp2 from what they have because what they have is 'good enough'...I think it's also a problem of migration is still ...even with the file and transfer wizard...isn't good enough. I know in my own office, if Word has a funky macro in the old machine and the new one isn't IDENTICAL, I'll end up with a messy normal.dot or a macro template that I muck around for hours trying to get back out of the newly built system.
..one of these days I'll be on my new super dooper computer....just probably.... well most definitely...not today....
Filed under: Rants, XP2