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Comment: Re:Gentrification? (Score 2) 337

by NJRoadfan (#46763315) Attached to: San Francisco's Housing Crisis Explained
The rental market is a bit distorted is many areas at the moment due to people not being able to get a mortgage (still). Locally I have seen rents in the $1200-1500 range for a one bedroom here in Northern NJ, no wheres near NYC or a commuter rail line (those go in the $2000 range). That is quite high for this area considering there is no shortage of housing. Looking at the pricing of two-three bedrooms, you might as well buy a house as the mortgage payment will be lower or about the same each month.

Comment: Re:Broke for me... (Score 1) 565

by NJRoadfan (#46755163) Attached to: Microsoft Confirms It Is Dropping Windows 8.1 Support
Use an ei.cfg to bypass the product key entry OR seek out the "generic install keys". It'll let you get Windows 8.1 installed (if you can, grab the ISOs with Update 1 already integrated), afterwards you can change the key to your Media Center key using slmgr and activate Windows. Still don't know why MS didn't bother to make Windows 8 keys universal with 8.1 images, its really annoying.

Comment: Re:No. (Score 1) 645

by NJRoadfan (#46682265) Attached to: Should Microsoft Be Required To Extend Support For Windows XP?

XP still wants a floppy disk for drivers needed during install, it was developed in another time, the world has moved on.

Microsoft fixed this in XP based Windows Embedded POSReady 2009. They used WinPE to give it a graphical setup program like Vista/7/8 and allow storage drivers to be installed from CD/USB. Whats sad is that they could have ditched that text based setup program (that dates back to NT 3.1) way back in 2001 for WinPE.

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