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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Going Back...Software Style

I made the enormous mistake of upgrading my laptop to Windows Vista early in the year. Now plagued with a virus, card readers that haven't function properly since the upgrade, printer drivers that mysteriously disappear, constantly crashing Firefox and other assorted forms of mayhem later, I'm finally getting ready to "go back" to Windows XP.

Mind you this isn't an easy decision. My Sony Vaio originally had XP which I upgraded to Vista, but unfortunately it is not letting me uninstall Vista, leaving me with the necessity of having to buy a copy of XP Professional. Luckily I was able to find a full copy on-line from a reputable seller, complete with Service Pack 3.

If I didn't have a about $200 tied to Microsoft software already I would tell Bill Gates & company to pound sand and go the Linux route.

With a bit of luck I'll have my "new" copy of XP by next weekend and I'll be able to install it then.

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