crashing, crashing, crashing, zzzzrrrd, gone. That was that hard drive :)

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by IanMc, Feb 12, 2015.

  1. IanMc

    IanMc Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Not to mention the entire system.


    Fun though to re-install everything :)
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  2. Cableguy

    Cableguy Expert Licensed User

    I usually do a spring and winter deeeeep cleanup of my netbook... I mean... Deeeeeeeeeep!
    I tear it apart bit by bit... Then, after hardware cleanup, I reassemble the bits...strangely there's always a screw that seems to have no were to go... Then I clean the system... Byte by byte... Full low level format!
    Then re-install...
    Typically a 2 days endeavour!!
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  3. RandomCoder

    RandomCoder Well-Known Member Licensed User

    @Cableguy it seems that I find that we are more alike every time you post a bit about yourself. I tend to strip my system(s) apart about every 18 months (all screws accounted for though, I'm an engineer after all! ;)). My laptop and desktop usually have the OS reinstalled although I don't do that with the Server, just a deep clean is sufficient for that. But then my desktop and server both run 24-7 so they build up quite a bit of dust.
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  4. IanMc

    IanMc Well-Known Member Licensed User

    yeah but I like to be surprised and to realise that whatever I've accomplished is totally trashable

    then its a wake up call to reinstall my stolen version of Win7 (win 8 wouldn't install)

    who pays for operating systems?

    please delete the above
  5. KMatle

    KMatle Expert Licensed User

    Stolen? Meh... WIN7 is available for 15€ (Ebay). Genuine. So amaze. So whow.
  6. eps

    eps Well-Known Member Licensed User

    15 EUR, really? Which version? Although M$ have already started to indicate that they will be ending Win7.... Ah in 2020.

    I purchased Win 7 Pro, a few years ago, but can't remember how much it was, a bit more than 15 EUR!
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2015
  7. WAZUMBi

    WAZUMBi Well-Known Member Licensed User

    Sounds like my last marriage...;)
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  8. IanMc

    IanMc Well-Known Member Licensed User

    take back stolen! I paid for it!
  9. TheJinJ

    TheJinJ Active Member Licensed User

    I've started to do a fresh OS install along with drivers, apps etc then take an image of the setup system...easier and quicker to do a fresh install. If all your data is on a different partition to the OS it's even easier.

    A lot of the cheap keys being sold for Windows are from volume licensing and are not supposed to be resold.
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