I Love MS WINDOWS!Posted: 29 April 2020
I haven’t posted anything here in a while. I was waiting for a goody. Here it is…
(Originally posted at Scot’s Newsletter Forums – All Things Windows)
28 minutes ago, V.T. Eric Layton said:
Well, that was 1/2 a day shot to HELL. Have I mentioned lately that
I ABSOLUTELY HATE
EVERYTHING is SOOOOOOOOOO SLOWWWWWWWWWW!
– Microsoft servers
– bootable USB creation
– formatting and preparation
– actual installation
OK, here’s what finally happened.
Firstly, I could not download and create a bootable USB in Slackware because the Win 10 ISO kept stopping at about 4.3Gig when trying to copy it to the USB. Numerous tries with numerous USB flash drives; it was the same issue each time. OK, fine… I deleted the downloads in Slack. I cleared the USB drive.
I then booted my crappy, slow, Win 7 installation and spent about an hour trying to get my Network back up and running so I could download using the MS Windows auto-installer. Once the Network was up, I went to MS and downloaded (very slowly) the auto-installer. I then let it format the USB and add the Win 10 files and other horse shit.
Once that was done — I actually cooked and ate a four-course breakfast while waiting for MS Windows to create this USB installer. OK, then… reboot and wait, wait, wait, for the installer to load. Once that was done, then I chose my Win 7 partition for format and installation. Format went OK, but installer could not install on my chosen partition.
Why not? SIMPLY BECAUSE MS WINDOWS MUST — MUST THROUGHOUT THE UNIVERSE — MUST be located on the first partition of the first drive on the system. I had forgotten that. Dammit. 😦 This means that because my system has four drives on it and the Windows drive is THIRD, not FIRST, I had to disconnect my other three drives in order for this install to work.
OK. After another hour or so of watching my beard grow and get grayer, MS Win 10 is FINALLY installed on my system. YAY!
Now, since I had the system all apart and it was all dusty and cat-haired up, I thought I’d take it outside to the shop to blow the detritus out of it. I should follow my own advice that I give people: Never clean stuff. It never works after you clean it. And that’s exactly what happened. I brought it back inside all nice and clean… no boot, no code beeps, just fans. *HEAVY SIGH*
After a couple smokes and nail-biting out on the porch, I came back in and wiggled, tightened all connections inside and out. YAY! Slackware booted and here I am. It’s sad. I just don’t have the patience for this stuff anymore these days. 😦
I have a Win 10 installed. I’m not sure what I’m going to do with it, though. I’m so sick of MS just from today’s experience, I don’t want to see that Windows start up screen for a while, I don’t think. 😦
And that’s how my MS Windows 10 installation went. I sure hope using the OS is not nearly as frustrating.
I’m off… It’s too early to drink. I’ll have to find solace elsewhere.
Next time I think about updating MS WINDOWS, please someone remind me to go download FreeBSD or something instead. 😉