It's early July 4th today. I've been up all night. For the past month or so, I've been trying to get a partition-copying program that would let me restore a partition's image-file to an empty partition...without even having loaded an operating system. Well, I found one about a month ago, but I could only restore the partitions I made, while having already loaded my copy (and I stress "copy") of Windows XP. So, everything was alright if I just wanted to start anew and do the time warp back to an earlier stage of my computing experience...but I was always bothered by the fact that I'd be "installing Windows for the first time," if ever I fucked up my computer past the point of no return. Which I am extremely apt to do.
Well, I stumbled upon a small program a little while ago that was able to do exactly what I wanted to be done. And I burned the program to a CD. I put the CD in my drive and restarted the system, but once the program loaded, it only had an option to restore an image file. And it said to go to a website for more information. I assumed that the website would direct me to a storefront that would allow me to download the program once I paid for it, so I did not go to the website. Until about four hours ago.
At the website, I saw that they had a free image file-making program that my program CD would be able to restore. So, I downloaded it. And, voila!
Give me a computer with nothing on its' hard drive, and, armed with only the program CD and the DVD that the image-file is on, I'll give you a computer running Windows XP Professional with a plethora of applications installed...in under 10 minutes. Such an accomplishment, if I do say so myself.
Two discs, six minutes, I'm on top of the world.
I wanted to brag about some other stuff. But I can't remember what they were. So, I'll be gone now. Happy 4th.