Mar. 6th, 2010

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Borrowed WinXP Pro *service pack 2* install disc and tried installing Windows again.  Good lord was it easier. (My old disc was SP1.)

The wifi card driver I got from the wifi card manufacturer website installed correctly the first time and I was able to get online. Now I"m updating Windows and installing Firefox.  

So I have finally arranged things as I wanted: Windows XP Professional, Ubuntu, and a partition for data, formatted as NTFS.  As much as I like the idea of Linux, it is good to have XP to fall back on for things that I can't figure out in Ubuntu.  And a clean install of XP Pro with plenty of space and RAM is pretty zippy and nice to use.  And I found out about a nice program called windiff which I'm using to make sure all the files from my old hard drive got transferred to my new one correctly.  

I think I'm gonna try to keep using Ubuntu most of the time, though. 

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