#66 – Restoration in Progress…on July 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm
So, my desktop has been in dire, dire need of a good wipe/reformat/reinstall cycle. So, Saturday morning I woke up early, pulled out my newly ordered restoration disks (as opposed to buying a new copy of windows), and began the system restore. Using the restore disks meant I’d have to decrap the HP stuff off of the computer when I was finished, but at least I wouldn’t be buying a second copy of windows for the same machine.
So, I started the restore, and then to kill time, I disassembled my netbook and installed a different wireless card which chromium would recognize. That went well, and the acer is a fully-funtional, cloud-dwelling chromebook now. I then went to check on the restore, and it wasn’t finished, so I took a shower… and it still wasn’t finished, so I woke up the girls and headed out to the art fair. When we got back… yep, it still wasn’t finished. I was about to just give up, but it did, in fact, finish about 20 minutes later, so I installed the AV software and began to decrap it, and then left to meet some friends for dinner.
After dinner, I started to update windows…
The biggest surprise was when I went to do the updates and found that windows update wouldn’t give me the option to install SP1 until after I had done several rounds of software updates which took… oh… for freaking EVER! To cut the story short, I was able to actually install photoshop on the bloody thing at roughly 9pm last night.
On the plus side, everything seems to be working now, but what a way to kill a weekend, eh?!?
Oh… did I mention that the ticker has updated and I’ve lost three more pounds? No? Well commence to scaley dancing if you please!