>Windows 7 upgrade... what a headache!

9:52 PM


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Do not, I repeat, do not upgrade to Windows 7. For the love of God and all that is holy, do a clean install. I don't know if it will make things any better, but it's got to be better than the upgrade experience I just went through.

24 hours and I am just now getting some functionality out of my computer again.

First of all, the upgrade from Vista required during installation that I restart the computer something like 6 times. This would have been fine if those 6 restarts weren't spread out over a period of like 12 hours. Silly me thought once the install started I could go to bed and wake up in the morning to some configuration options and new OS. Wrong.

Once I finally had it installed, I tried installing the HP drivers. Unfortunately it seemed that my DVD drive was not working. So I hopped online... well, tried to hop online. Unfortunately the Wifi was not working either. After downloading the drivers from a different computer and reinstalling them a few times, I got them to start working. The next problem though was that it took around 20 loading attempts to get the HP drivers disc to be recognized. Once it was recognized it shut off the monitor during the video card install and started beeping repeatedly like what you experience when you hold a key down for too long or have multiple error windows popping up.

Sheesh, what a headache.

Looks like my Behavioral Science essay that was due tonight is going to be running a day late. :P

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