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April 23rd, 2004
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If you don't see a lot of me online in the next few days...
...please don't worry. I've finaly taken the advice--sometimes near pleading--of such fine fellow professionals as prettypammie and leem0r and slicked my box.

There will be much restoring of applications and data in the coming days and weeks--but then when I'm done, I'll have a pristine, OEM-approved OS install. Before, there were no doubt "legacy" traces of the original much upgraded and abused Windows 98 install from my laptop acquired in 1999...That box went from 98 to 98se to 2000 to XP Pro--possibly by way of an XP beta, IIRC--and was then backed up with system state from my previous 7500 and restored to my brand new 8200...Yes, XP managed to recover from this "brain transplant" but it really hadn't been right on the 7500.

It's been steadily down-hill ever since.

I'm typing on the new install, and I can just feel the "spring" in its step...it's like the processor is saying "free at last, free at last!"

Now, you will all have to remind me not to kludge it up with lots of beta bits and unneeded code. This is my "production" machine, after all.

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From:andrew_jp_reyes
Date:April 23rd, 2004 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Unrelated, I have to be up by me Sunday, but if you want to make the trek you are welcome to. If not I'll ship it down to you so you don't have to wait any longer. I'm sorry.
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From:happypete
Date:April 24th, 2004 07:19 pm (UTC)

I'll talk to Pam...

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maybe after she does horsey riding...

can you e-mail her directions (cc: me)...

hope to see you tomorrow--and no apology needed; both our schedules have been nutso.
From:ex_mommabear187
Date:April 24th, 2004 08:34 am (UTC)
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yeah windows is like that, I've got XP on my Duron 900, and it loses its "spring" after a few weeks of looking at pornlyrics sites, it gets slow, and I have to constantly run ad-aware and norton av to make it keep its spring....

*grin*
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From:happypete
Date:April 24th, 2004 07:21 pm (UTC)

well...

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in my case it wasn't spyware...it was just too many non-standard things, beta software, repair installs, upgrades, uninstalls, reinstalls, new installs, tweaks, etc., etc.

People have been laughing at me for a long time about how bad my box is, and recently it got substantially worse...

I decided it was time.
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