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October 2008
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corvi [userpic]

This entry is just to keep me honest:
At 8AM, I will reinstall windows, whether I have managed working backups or not. Three different Linuxes, a Mac, (and various miscellanoues BSDs on servers), no trouble whatsoever. Windows, operating system of the masses, and I've been trying on and off to upgrade for more than two weeks.

If you never hear from me again, it's because I shot myself in the foot, repeatedly. And the gallbladder. And probably the Islets of Langley. And the amygdala.

update: Wow, that went flawlessly. And accomplished absolutely nothing. How... something.

Current Mood: determined

Thanks for the advice. Hopefully, the trouble is actually Windows...
Today's endeavour (T minus ten minutes) is actually to upgrade from 98 to 2K. I'm just hoping to do it in such a way as to preserve software accumulated over four years, a lot of which I no longer have install media for, or never did.

XP is evil, evil.
They've "simplified" many things but also have the server talk back regularly to MSFT.
Also, some of the patched sets are enforced DRM and the EULA gives them the right to delete anything they find that they think doesn't agree with their DRM.

Beware of that. I installed 2K briefly when we lived at Midway, only to discover that an awful lot-- actually the majority-- of software that I regularly use, simply will not run on 2K. Just isn't made for it. So I went back to 98.