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Windows Last Stand

Apr 07, 2015, 13:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Christine Hall)

So today I pulled the cables from my main Linux desktop, plugged them into the Windows machine and hit the power button, just to see if it would still boot for a few days - long enough for me to prepare a couple of returns. Because the machine is old and hadn't been started for a year, I fully expected the hard drive to fail during boot. Unfortunately, it booted, and in a few minutes I was greeted by the Windows splash screen. I say "unfortunately," because I???d forgotten what a pain in the kiester running Windows can be.

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