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

Bob Jonkman bjonkman at sobac.com
Fri Nov 1 15:34:20 EDT 2013


Paul laments:
>> Alas, this is a Linux discussion group, and so we must not mention
>> such tools here

May I invite you all to the Kitchener-Waterloo Windows Administrators
mailing list?

http://sobac.com/kwwa

--Bob, who doesn't object to a little cross-cultural pollination...


On 13-11-01 02:48 PM, CrankyOldBugger wrote:
> 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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