Saturday, May 21, 2005

Day 17

Went off to the wilds of Essex today to try to help someone buy and set up a new PC to replace an old one that's been playing up. However, when I took a look at the old machine, it looked to be easily capable of doing the things needed of it—word-processing, the odd spreadsheet, a bit of email—but was suffering hugely from being crufted up with lots of old bits of software, random hardware drivers etc.

So hopefully I managed to save money all round by saving off all of the documents from the disk, then wiping it and reinstalling Win98 and the useful apps. Mostly pretty straightforward, although even without any major hitches it still took around four or five hours to do.

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