The pain of switching to a new OS

Last week I decided to install a new operating system on one computer in my lab. Not a big deal, really. I install, uninstall, and reinstall various Windows versions all the time. But this particular installation was just a little different. See how much of this sounds familiar:

* I made sure I had a CD containing the latest released version, placed that CD in the drive, and restarted. The system detected the CD, launched the boot files, and allowed me to create a new partition to install the OS files.
* I answered a few questions and then let the installation proceed automatically. After everything completed (well under an hour), I created a new user account and password and logged on. The pain of switching to a new OS | Ed Bott's Microsoft Report |

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 11th July 2006 1:09AM