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As someone who is "good with computers" I get a lot of calls from people who've got problems. Some of them even have problems with their computers.

Back many years ago working for a telecoms company, I was called to a senior secretary who "had put a disk into the drive and couldn't get it out". She had one of the first Mac II machines with two drive slots. But only one drive.

Opening up the case revealed stacks of floppy disks that she'd been posting through the hole in the case for weeks. She'd only decided there was a problem when her boss wanted one of them back...

(, Fri 22 Sep 2006, 13:58)
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In response to Mr Ashley...
...who laughed at a user who wanted to migrate a 5 year old SCSI image to a brand new IDE-based PC:

Careful. What they said can indeed be done, assuming that the user is running Windows XP. You have to use sysprep to seal the image, with the appropriate command-line switches to tell Windows to rebuild the storage HAL, thus making a SCSI image work on IDE. It's not guaranteed to work - in fact, it quite often fails - but I'd be a little more circumspect before abusing the older chap.

You mention that he's older than you, but are you yourself also an oldie...? I think I'd need to see you walk up a high street without stopping outside ever single shop before I'd be convinced.

Length, off-topic? Gah, who cares.
(, Wed 27 Sep 2006, 13:23, closed)

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