It’s Only *Mostly* Dead

Okay, I exaggerate.  The Windows 7 upgrade went pretty smoothly, thought it’ll be a full week before I have shaken it down enough to be satisifed with the system.  LOTRO seems to run, as do OpenOffice and the few other apps that I use, so I’m happy enough so far.

It’s worth noting that I upgraded onto bare metal – I installed two new hard drives.  There are two ways to use the upgrade in that sort of situation.  First, you can install a qualifying OS, then upgrade it using the 32 bit or 64 bit upgrade DVD.  Alternatively, there is a method which does not require the other media – check this link for the double-install trick.  Of course, the double-install is only legal if you own a qualifying operating system.  It’s probably easier to just install a copy of XP from your old media (assuming that you haven’t lost the CD), then upgrade from the GUI.

I’ll keep tweaking the system and see how it holds up.

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