Installing an Operating System is Incredibly Annoying

For the last four days, I’ve been working on re-installing the operating system and all the application programs on my second computer at home, the one I use as media and web server. I’ve finally decided to upgrade it from Windows 2000 to Windows XP, and despite my skepticism, so far it looks acceptable. Not too much of a candy interface.

The only reason why I upgraded from Windows 2000 to XP (both legacy OSes now) was the lack of Bluetooth support in Windows 2000: I attached the TV-out of my computer to my TV so I can watch movies from my couch, and I got a fancy Bluetooth mouse to control the PC, only to realize that Windows 2000 doesn’t really handle Bluetooth. It was something as trivial as that that made it necessary to upgrade. Not the Aqua interface or some feature that was supposed to be in Vista but got canned.

I hate installing software. The last time I did this, I made Ghost images so I could just reset my computer to a clean state. Unfortunately, those Ghost images have Windows 2000 on it. I guess I’ll have to fight my way through this for a few more days and then make new Ghost images. I should be safe then until Microsoft releases Windows 7 and I decide to upgrade to Vista ;)


About Mathias

Software development engineer. Principal developer of DrJava. Recent Ph.D. graduate from the Department of Computer Science at Rice University.
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