November 11th, 2005


I've Got Acute Windows XP Paranoia Blues...

So, I've wiped out and reinstalled Windows XP on Suzily three times now, and I'm going to have to do it at least once more. This isn't the first time I've done something like this. Knowing how finicky Windows can be, I tend to obsess about at least getting the initial install just right so that I won't have to come back and brain wipe the machine for a good long time. I've done a number of XP installs on machines at work, and I've gotten so I can usually get it exactly the way I want it on the very first attempt. Granted, all those installs are actually reinstalls of Windows XP Pro on a Dell computer, so they rarely vary much. This time, though, it's different. The machine seems to have come back wrong.

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