[kwlug-disc] OT: "No I will not fix your computer."

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 14:48:08 EDT 2013

And you certainly wouldn't dare to mention WAIK (Windows Automated
Installation Kit) and RT Se7en Lite (the frontend to WAIK)....

On 1 November 2013 14:44, Paul Nijjar <paul_nijjar at yahoo.ca> wrote:

> On Thu, Oct 31, 2013 at 11:41:03PM -0400, Rashkae wrote:
> >
> > Yes,, installing Windows is something I charge between $150 to $300
> > for.  (and often, I'm actually taking a hit on it.)  That seems like
> > a lot, I know, but by the time, you copy off the data, install
> > windows, activate windows, install udpates (reboot, wash rinse
> > repeat at least 4 times.),, then install apps, update those,
> > download and install new drivers, restore application, restore data
> > files in the correct location,  (ie, make sure Outlook is linked
> > back to it's old pst files, all e-mail accounts are
> > reconfigured...etc. ) install anti-virus, etc etc.... at the end of
> > the day, you just spent the better part of a whole afternoon on that
> > one computer.
> I wish we were allowed to discuss Windows repairs on this mailing
> list, so that I could hint at the various tools I have discovered to
> speed up this process a little (which you probably already know about):
> - wsusoffline.net : makes doing updates much less painful, particularly on
>   WinXP
> - Ninite : not suitable for repair shops, but really nice for
>   installing free third party apps for individuals. (It is very much
>   not free software, however.)
> - WPKG : a fair amount of work to set up, but great for installing
>   third party apps and keeping them up to date (more for labs than
>   individual installs, though)
> - Driverpacks.net : again, more useful for WinXP drivers, but still a
>   great resource for things that are not sound cards
> Alas, this is a Linux discussion group, and so we must not mention
> such tools here (even though WPKG and wsusoffline are free software).
> - Paul
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