Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas Upgrades

I spent a good chunk of Christmas installing Windows 7 on my parent's ancient machine. In hindsight, putting Windows 7 on a machine this old was probably a bad idea. The Ethernet controller didn't have drivers for Windows 7, so we couldn't connect to the internet for a while. I had to do a lot of sketchy things with drivers to get it to work. After we got internet, Microsoft Updates downloaded all of the other missing drivers, and this fixed most of the issues. Unfortunately, one of those updates also screwed up the boot disk image. :/ Not impressed. After a little more black magic from the recovery disk, I think we're back up and mostly working. Hopefully, I can figure out all the outstanding issues tomorrow. I hope my Ubuntu install goes smoother.

In other news, Dani visited with her family this morning for brunch. It was nice. :) I am going boxing day shopping with them at 7am tomorrow. Crazy, I know. Maybe I'll pick up a new USB stick or something.

Anyways, Merry Christmas! I hope you have a great holiday season!