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How can I crash XP without it being obvious


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#1 dynamyque1

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 07:58 AM

My IT department furnished me with a new hp laptop but retrofitted it with xp (came installed with windows 7).  They wont install  7 on the machine UNLESS the OS crashes i.e. blue screen etc..

I would just install myself but we have audits and they will throw a tantrum if they see Ive done it without their consent.  So, how can I crash xp whereas to make it inoperable and require a re install of an OS without it being obvious that I initiated the crash?

Ive been using 7 for years now and having to work on xp these last few weeks has been agonizing.  

 

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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:24 AM

Are we all exempt from getting in trouble for assisting with something like this? lol



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:28 AM

If you dont tell i wont



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:32 AM

#winkface

 

How far do you think they will go to try and resolve the OS issue? There's a way to make the PC not able to boot to windows at all but a simple system restore would bring it back. Unless System Protection was to turn itself off....



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:36 AM

I've been told by the person i report to that if there is an issue that requires a fresh install, he will instruct IT to install 7.  Just being able to reboot from a recovery disk will probably not be enough



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 08:41 AM

would it be obvious if someone turned System Protection off?



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Posted 15 August 2014 - 09:51 AM

To all readers:

Hi dynamyque

 

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