Windows has built in instabilities. That is the truth of it. The OS on the laptop, which I was using to do most of my work started taking a shit about a month ago.
Windows 8 Home is what it came with, and it is a useless operating system.
Windows Server 2012 is an awesome operating system, with no driver support.
Windows 10 is a complete joke… See http://randomnessofevil.blogspot.com/2015/08/windows-10-not-even-good-enough-to-look.html
Windows XP only supports SATA drives with drivers off of a floppy.
The laptop does not have a floppy…
Who the fuck uses floppies anymore?
Ok, I admit, I still have a box of them somewhere.
I grudgingly decided to install Windows 7 (with Ubuntu as a backup).
Well, 7 Pro can have all of the stupid “register your computer online” stuff disabled pretty easy.
As a side note, I have a valid OEM key, it just would not accept it because the key was for OEM and the disk I have has Service Pack 1.
Windows 7 also allows you to delete shit (with a little bit of a fight, but not nearly as much as with 8 or 10). This way I can get rid of all of the pre-installed bullshit and just have a clean computer. With a blue desktop and a couple of useful icons.
Just to make my month that much better the server I use mostly for email and hosting the mumble server decided that it was depressed and was going to end it all.
I was hoping that smell was the power supply going away, it wasn’t.
Alas, the hard drives survived, which is a good thing, considering that there are 2.2 TB of files on that machine.
Thankfully I had my Minecraft server sitting there quietly with 1 small hard disk and a bunch of empty space. Now it has 5 hard disks and not a lot of empty space, but it is running happily.
I am thinking of resurrecting the machine I built in 2003, loading it with drives, and just using it as a file server. Either that or I will just pick up a couple of externals, maybe the kind that run over the network and just stack them on top of the router with a short network cable. It looks like I still have 12 empty ports on the router, and it is gigabit, so the lag wouldn’t be to horrific.
Anyway, I have to reboot the laptop so I can go into the bios and disable the touchpad. The thing annoys the shit out of me, and I have some work to get done.