September 06, 2010

The Never-Ending Reinstall

It's been a while since I last did a re-install of Windows, and I was noticing some slowdown in the Chiyo-chan for whatever reason; it wasn't from any virus or spyware that I could detect.  I suspect it might have been because of the whole problem with the external hard drive a month or two ago.  Whatever, it's not like I had anything to do tonight, and with a NASCAR race on, I could watch that while I reinstalled Windows.  Pure genius!  I'd be done before the race was over!

Yeah, not so much.  The race lasted four hours.  By the time Tony Stewart won, I was still downloading updates... the last two times I did this sort of thing, it only took three hours total to have everything done.  As I post this, I've still got a few apps to install, and it's almost seven hours later.  Ugh.

We'll return to regular blogginationing on Monday.

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1 Monty comes 9th, and... no race quotes again. What's up with that?! In Formula 1 it wasn't optional, but here he always does this stuff: only communicating when he thinks he's high enough. Last year it included top-10 finishes thought, but I guess not anymore? How soon is he going to skip out from the 3rd place press-conference?

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at September 06, 2010 08:38 AM (9KseV)

2 I really need to re-install my Windows box too.  I've bought a set of new drives for it so I can run RAID-5 and I have a free copy of Windows 7 from my friends at Microsoft, so all I need is a rainy long weekend and my Card Captor Sakura DVDs...  And, realistically, Urusei Yatsura and Ranma
and the entire Precure metaverse.

There's a reason I tend to just go out and buy a new computer every couple of years.  Linux boxes are just an rsync away, but Windows is forever.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 07, 2010 07:25 AM (PiXy!)

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