[CS-FSLUG] Caught in the crossfire

Bradly McConnell bradly.mcconnell at gmail.com
Fri Feb 25 07:39:26 CST 2005

On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 00:57:55 -0600, N. Thompson <n.thomp at sasktel.net> wrote:

> operating system. I think there is some OSS software out there to do
> this but I do not know what such a program might be called. Something
> like this would be great because not only would I no longer have to
> reinstall Windows when an "update" messes it up but I would also be able
> to reload a clean copy that already has the drivers, games, anti-virus
> and firewall software installed.

For a commercial app - Norton Ghost.  Works like a charm, especially
if you can store the image on the network somewhere.

> I hope to find the software I'm looking for very soon since I am going
> to need to reinstall Windows XP (probably tomorrow) in order to fix a
> problem where it locks up after being woken up from standby which I like
> to use frequently. I have already had to reinstall Windows XP anywhere
> between three and five times since I've gotten my new computer and if MS
> keeps me from being able to activate Windows XP next time I have to
> reinstall I'll be stuck with no platform to run my games on.

Maybe you should consider not using standby - sounds like you have
power management issues.  If you are having to reinstall that much,
then there is some other variable involved in the mix - too much
install/uninstall of programs.  I have not had an update that actually
broke anything with XP at all.  Even SP2 went smoothly, and I didn't
have any compatability issues running standard productivity apps,
whether open-source or proprietary.  98, NT and 2K were more prone to
that happening, but XP appears to fair a bit better.


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