22 Jan 2007 lkcl   » (Master)

fucking microsoft shit.

i bought some machines to sell on ebay, with linux pre-loaded. it turns out that, if you do that, that windows cannot be installed on the machine.

apparently, according to this, HP have had a practice of 'tattooing' machines.

The symptom is that any OS _other_ than windows on the machine causes the XP install to go 'blank' and shut down the machine after it checks the hard drive.

fucking great.

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