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Re: I need a good boffin.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 12:15pm
revbob wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 11:50am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 11:28am
revbob wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 11:06am
So first question : I dont deal much with installing windows anymore but Yeah, pretty sure you would still need a product key.
Alrighty. Shouldn't be hard to find a keygen app.
As for running VMs, Ive done it a lot and most computers from the past 10 years are quite capable of running VMs with little to no hit in performance.
In the end, tho, I wouldn't be using this machine much anyway, so I don't need to be able to switch back and forth on the fly. Installing a VM package seems like an extra step that isn't all that necessary. All a moot point, tho, if I don't locate a Windows install disc.
Also if the hardware in question will run under Ubuntu or other mature Linux distro you could go that route.

I realize the geek in me likes these more technical solutions because stuff like that is "fun" for me.
But if this book scanner I'm thinking about requires Windows, that wouldn't help me, no?
There might be a linux driver and software for it. Put the model number into google and cross your fingers. At worst, you lose a little time trying it out.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

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oliver wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 1:33pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 12:15pm
revbob wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 11:50am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 11:28am
revbob wrote:
29 Jul 2020, 11:06am
So first question : I dont deal much with installing windows anymore but Yeah, pretty sure you would still need a product key.
Alrighty. Shouldn't be hard to find a keygen app.
As for running VMs, Ive done it a lot and most computers from the past 10 years are quite capable of running VMs with little to no hit in performance.
In the end, tho, I wouldn't be using this machine much anyway, so I don't need to be able to switch back and forth on the fly. Installing a VM package seems like an extra step that isn't all that necessary. All a moot point, tho, if I don't locate a Windows install disc.
Also if the hardware in question will run under Ubuntu or other mature Linux distro you could go that route.

I realize the geek in me likes these more technical solutions because stuff like that is "fun" for me.
But if this book scanner I'm thinking about requires Windows, that wouldn't help me, no?
There might be a linux driver and software for it. Put the model number into google and cross your fingers. At worst, you lose a little time trying it out.
Nope, it says nyet to Mac and Linux.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

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For those curious about how the saga concluded, I obtained a copy of Win8.1, yet when I tried to install it, Boot Camp wouldn't recognize it. So fuck that. I decided to just get an iPod mount and use that as an overhead cam to do quick scanning.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Aug 2020, 7:09pm
For those curious about how the saga concluded, I obtained a copy of Win8.1, yet when I tried to install it, Boot Camp wouldn't recognize it. So fuck that. I decided to just get an iPod mount and use that as an overhead cam to do quick scanning.
Damn.

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Re: I need a good boffin.

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revbob wrote:
01 Aug 2020, 7:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Aug 2020, 7:09pm
For those curious about how the saga concluded, I obtained a copy of Win8.1, yet when I tried to install it, Boot Camp wouldn't recognize it. So fuck that. I decided to just get an iPod mount and use that as an overhead cam to do quick scanning.
Damn.
Might have been a blessing. If those overhead scanners were crap, I'd have paid far more than I did for this mount. More irritating/confusing than anything. One of those things that started as a semi-neat idea then grew into a near obsession, and then no payoff. Whatever. Apple and Microsoft both suck.
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Re: I need a good boffin.

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Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Aug 2020, 7:53pm
revbob wrote:
01 Aug 2020, 7:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
01 Aug 2020, 7:09pm
For those curious about how the saga concluded, I obtained a copy of Win8.1, yet when I tried to install it, Boot Camp wouldn't recognize it. So fuck that. I decided to just get an iPod mount and use that as an overhead cam to do quick scanning.
Damn.
Might have been a blessing. If those overhead scanners were crap, I'd have paid far more than I did for this mount. More irritating/confusing than anything. One of those things that started as a semi-neat idea then grew into a near obsession, and then no payoff. Whatever. Apple and Microsoft both suck.
Indeed.

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