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

CrankyOldBugger crankyoldbugger at gmail.com
Fri Nov 1 15:51:00 EDT 2013


Don't say that, I'm trying to get away from Windows!  I come to Linux to be
safe from the evil MS and you send me back!  :(

I enjoyed Paul's video at the end of your email, Bob.  I must remember to
give him my two cents' worth on CBS next time I see him.


On 1 November 2013 15:34, Bob Jonkman <bjonkman at sobac.com> wrote:

> 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
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Does Canadian Blood Services Have an Image Problem?
> >> http://youtu.be/vRfzDPKI9U0
> >>
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