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[Apr. 3rd, 2009|11:45 am]
Listen in, listen Ian!
Hooray! We're doing the Grand National sweepstake, and I've got Hear The Echo, which is a 16/1 chance. Adrian who sits next to me apparently wanted that one, but not enough to buy it off me for a fiver. Have you had your sweepstake yet? What did you get?

When I turn my new PC on it gives me a boot menu offering me a choice between starting Windows XP Professional and... Windows XP Professional. Well done there. Does anyone know how to stop XP patronising me - whenever I download an installer or some other bit of software from the internet and try to run it, it asks me if I really want to. Well, yes, that's why I downloaded it. I know my mind. Can I make it not do this? There must be a setting seven levels deep in an apparently unrelated bit of Control Panel, surely?

[User Picture]From: spoonrefuter
2009-04-03 10:52 am (UTC)
The "Information Bar" (and I use the term loosely) at the top of IE?

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[User Picture]From: ruudboy
2009-04-03 10:57 am (UTC)
No, this is after I've downloaded it (in Firefox, obv), when I run the executable.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-04-03 11:05 am (UTC)
ooh i hadn't even thought about a sweepstake.

not sure there are forty people about today to be honest...
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[User Picture]From: caramel_betty
2009-04-03 11:31 am (UTC)
Do it with as many as you can, and if you don't get enough, give it to whoever places highest.
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[User Picture]From: carsmilesteve
2009-04-03 11:37 am (UTC)
i've usually done two horsies per person, might just about scrape twenty interested parties...
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[User Picture]From: demiabeille
2009-04-03 12:24 pm (UTC)
I've done my first ever! Very excited. I got "Big Fella Thanks".

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[User Picture]From: cdave
2009-04-03 02:35 pm (UTC)
I have fixed the first one on W2K before. IIRC There's something obscure burried in the control panel that lets you choose what other things are on the boot menu.

I wouldn't want to turn off the XP download alert. It's annoying but I don't run executables from the internet on a daily basis, and this is a good way to catch any nasties that manage to use a script to sneak an exe to your machine and try and launch it.
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[User Picture]From: missfrost
2009-04-03 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm running our sweepstake and I have ollie Magern, who is a complete outsider but there'd be accusations of FIX if I won, so yeah.
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[User Picture]From: oldbloke
2009-04-05 08:01 pm (UTC)
I never do sweepstakes cause I like to choose which horse loses my money

This year it was a couple of Irish nags... I only did about 10 minutes study of about half the form, so no surprise, and it /was/ only money I've snarfed off the daily freeroll.
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