XP hell

Jul. 8th, 2005 07:18 pm
peterbirks: (Default)
I just installed XP on my other machine, starting, oh, five hours ago. After having to uninstall Nero and AVG, and unplug every piece of hardware apart from the keyboard and the mouse, I finally got it installed. Then when I re-attached the printer, it wouldn't work, and the CD has no Windows XP driver. So, after an hour or so, I hunted down the driver online (Microsoft couldn't find it) and got the printer working (I think). Then the TDK CD label printer wouldn't work, and I couldn't find the CD. So I hunted and downloaded it, except that it was 44mb in size (zipped!), for probably a 732k driver, because I had to download pdfs in every language known to man. Not sure if that is installed yet.

But the biggest problem is the fact that the dual monitor system won't work. Microsoft was no fucking use, of course. Monitor 2 is just vertical lines and is not displaying properly. I've just downloaded 19mb worth of sis315 video card driver stuff. We'll try to see if that works, although I have no idea how to install the driver.

And I've still got Palm HotSync, the scanner, the Rio Karma and the digital camera to go. And I've lost Nero 6, one of my most useful pieces of software. I am not a happy bunny. I thought the upgrade was meant to be easy?

Jeez, I'd hate if it were difficult. Estimated completion time, midnight.

Hell on earth, hell on earth.

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