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Posted 04-14-2012 at 04:04 PM by brianL

Over the past few months, I've made a few changes to my desktop hardware. Transplants really, though I might have been better off building a new computer from scratch. Boosted the RAM from 4 GB to 8 GB, more scope for virtualisation. Then a new graphics card to replace the integrated graphics. This is where I slipped up a bit. I got a NVidia 560Ti, but found it was too long, the drive cage got in the way. But since I can't recall seeing the physical dimensions of it anywhere, only the tech. specs, I reckon I'm only 90% to blame for that. . So I returned it. Got an NVidia 430, but then I found out a 450 would fit - so another swap. And another . And finally, I replaced the 400 W PSU with a 650 W.
And now for the REALLY embarrassing part. Worth at least a dozen redfaces. I've stated in a few posts on LQ that I'm NOT INTERESTED in Windows 7, and have NO INTENTION of installing it. Well...I've got it, and installed it. Curiosity got the better of me: how would it be on this newly doctored desktop? First impressions: I like it, but not as much as Linux. Slackware will be going back on, of course, in a dual-boot setup. One thing for sure, installing Windows is still as tedious as it ever was. At least that hasn't changed.
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    I DO NOT believe it! Try to install Slack64 again, and my DVD drive starts malfunctioning. ****! ****! ****! Another bit of hardware surgery needed.
    Posted 04-16-2012 at 09:12 AM by brianL brianL is offline
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    Fitted a new DVD drive. Those favourable first impressions of Windows 7 soon disappeared, after a couple of days I was fed-up with it. I must have been crazier than usual to buy and install that. Had problems with lilo trying to dual-boot, so I said **** it, scrubbed 7 and gave the whole disk back to Slack. Talk about learning by mistakes...I should be a genius by now.
    Posted 04-17-2012 at 09:34 AM by brianL brianL is offline


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