Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Static Free

And we're back.
My new hard drive came today and I am so proud to tell you that I installed it and the new operating system all by myself. This may not be big news to the young things reading this but I belong to the generation who did not touch a piece going into a computer without a haz-mat suit with an anti-static coating, do the anti-static dance, make the anti-static sacrifice and even then it might not work right so the best thing is to let a professional do it. It's quite a leap in my skill set that I was able to remove the old hard drive, take off the plastic handle thingy that lets it slide in and out of my laptop, attach the handle to the new drive and put that back in my machine.
I was awesome.
Then I installed Windows 7 and I have got to tell you, I don't see that great a difference. Yet. I did get a new security program - McAfee is SO last season - and I'm hoping I won't have to reinstall anything in six months. We'll revisit that in time for Easter.

This me and I'm back for now.


Rocketgirl said...

No, I have no idea what you are talking about. But this is not because of my age, just because I have a very limited scope of knowledge :) So um, YAY for you!!!!!!!!!!

(and is it better than Vista? Because that blows)

RHM said...

I'm glad you were able to do the computer thing. Though in my limited experience, I've always had to give a physical blood sacrifice to the computer gods (as one part of my hand always gets cut no matter what computer I'm working on) But laptops the way they're so compartmentalized and slide into each other. Makes me wonder how all these parts fit together so very neatly.

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