aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Where no man (or at least, THIS man) has gone before

My old computer with Windows 98 on it is getting crankier all the time. I've taken just about all the files off it that I need and stored them on my backup machine. I mostly use this one for e-mail (and LJ, when it isn't crashing LJ). It's finally gotten bad enough, I need to wipe it, reformat the hard drive and start over.

So, I ordered a fresh copy of Windows 98 SE from Amazon. It should be here any day now, and I'll have to plan carefully the brain surgery I'm about to embark upon.

Why Windows 98, you ask? Well, it was a great platform in its day, relatively problem-free; it's compatible with Office 2000 (which I also use); AND we want to keep a machine available that can translate files up from archaic to merely old -- then we can use the newer machine with Windows NT on it to translate from merely old to only recently obsolete.

Before I do all this, of course, I'm going to have to go on a hunt for installation discs for various programs I use, like Kodak digital photo stuff and so on. Wish me luck.

  • Point of view in LOTR

    One of the achievements of The Lord of the Rings is its complicated narrative architecture. Stories are interlaced and we follow, now this sub-plot,…

  • Arthur contra mundum

    The consensus opinion among Tolkien critics -- including those who greatly admire his work -- is that The Lord of the Rings is slow to get going,…

  • Not all ancient institutions are good

    The institutions of the Roman Republic have cast a long shadow over western government. Even our Founders paid close attention to the Roman model,…

  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.