PC Lifecycle Management: An Outdated and Unnecessary Pilgrimage
This past Friday, I did some spring cleaning… You know, that once-yearly exercise of reformatting your PCs hard drive and reinstalling Windows, applications, settings, etc. My user experience had reached the breaking point. Performance wasn’t as it should be and I could no longer hobble my way along. This exercise is not a difficult one, and I find the prospect of it refreshing as my career path has taken me away from the more hands-on aspects of computing and IT.
Spring CleaningThat excitement, however, soon faded. And this year’s Windows-install was one for the ages… I won’t get in the weeds, but the combination of my Ultrabook (super thin, sexy laptop with no optical media and limited USB ports), the need to remain net-attached and banging my knuckles trying to figure out how to boot a USB memory stick made this year’s effort a bit of rocket-surgery. Selective amnesia can’t kick in soon enough; so I can look forward to this same drudgery next spring.
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