March 19, 2011
Am I willing to install "Software Defender" on my computer?
That's required in order to play Cosplay Fetish Academy. But there have been so many horror stories about DRM packages totally fucking up computers that I'm a bit leery. Anyone know anything about this one?
Posted by: RickC at March 19, 2011 07:47 PM (VKVOz)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at March 19, 2011 07:59 PM (9KseV)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 19, 2011 08:12 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at March 19, 2011 08:52 PM (9KseV)
I wonder whether I could do this with a VM? I'd have to upgrade to Win 7 Pro, though. Way I understood it, there's a VM package that comes with Win 7 Pro, isn't there? Or Win 7 Ultimate, maybe? I heard that it was one of the features included in the more expensive versions. Anyone know about that?
Time to hit the Microsoft site and see if I can figure that out.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 19, 2011 10:01 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 19, 2011 10:04 PM (+rSRq)
Actually, Virtual PC doesn't need Win7 Pro, I think--but it doesn't come with the client XP image, so you'd need an extra XP license floatign around you weren't already using. Windows XP Mode is what you're thinking of, which does require Pro.
The interesting thing about XP Mode (in addition to the fact that there's a free license for XP) is that when you install an app inside the VM, you can run it and have it appear on your Win7 desktop, which,. AFAIK, you can't do with regular Virtual PC. I use XP Mode at work for a couple of 16-bit apps that won't run under 64-bit Windows.
Actually, now I'm not sure about the requirement, because if you go to the download page, it lists Win7 Home Premium as an available OS.
Posted by: RickC at March 19, 2011 10:46 PM (VKVOz)
Posted by: RickC at March 20, 2011 03:27 PM (VKVOz)
Obviously there's no technical reason for such a restriction. They're doing it for product differentiation reasons -- so that you have to pay more to get more.
I don't really see anything wrong with that, myself.
Posted by: Steven Den Beste at March 20, 2011 03:53 PM (+rSRq)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at March 21, 2011 12:25 AM (PiXy!)
Posted by: RickC at March 21, 2011 10:01 AM (OtZl8)
Enclose all spoilers in spoiler tags:
[spoiler]your spoiler here[/spoiler]
Spoilers which are not properly tagged will be ruthlessly deleted on sight.
Also, I hate unsolicited suggestions and advice. (Even when you think you're being funny.)
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