I got the hard drive late last week but the installation of Windows went wonky and I couldn't get it to reinstall until I used a Linux distro to repartition the hard drive....4 times! Yeah, that's right, 4 times!
That's because I haven't used the partioning tools in Linux before and it took me awhile before I actually looked up the directions. I usually don’t read the directions first, that’s for wimps!
What’s really amazing is realizing how much software I rely on for everyday tasks. For instance, I need to scan a photo. I will have to install the photo editing software as well as the printer/scanner software.
I’ve already installed 2 additional browsers so now I have IE, Chrome and Firefox. The reason I have more than one is so I can test my website in the major Windows browsers, and I’ve learned to separate tasks into specific browsers at home, just like I do at work.
I’m so thankful I had a good backup of my data before the old hard drive went bad. So…when’s the last time YOU backed up?