Windows 7

My computer has been broken for 3 weeks. My hard drive had some sort of issue and wouldn’t boot back into windows after I did an update 🙁 so I ordered a 1.5TB hard drive from Newegg (was a SeaGate) which turned out to have a firmware problem. Mine wasn’t the only one, there were many others, it was even on Engadget and whatnot. Anyway, I had to RMA it to SeaGate, paying another $10 for shipping, and it took about a week and a half to finally get another one. Now I’m running Windows 7 (64bit) which is fantastic, however I’ve already managed to BREAK the sidebar gadgets. They just don’t even turn on now, they still exist on my system, they just aren’t working. But it doesn’t matter because when Windows 7 is released, I’ll buy it and reinstall everything. Another thing that broke was my installer. I was trying to patch Call of Duty 4 and I kept getting “1628 failed to complete installation”. The fix is found HERE.

I also ordered 4GB more RAM, bringing my total to 6GB. I’m excited for that. Next on my list of things is to get a digital TV tuner, this way I can avoid having to deal with a stupid converter box.

Another note. I got thte 2.8GHz MacBook Pro (320GB 7200RPM hard drive, 4GB RAM) and I love it… with the exception of the keyboard, which I also love don’t get me wrong, mine was just messed up. The “A” key from the get go was all weird, and the “B” key popped up on me when I was typing. I loved my PowerBook’s keybaord, it was wonderful, except the back lighting was dumb because the keys were silver. My MBP’s back lighting makes more sense because the keys are black. So yesterday I went to the Genius bar at the Costa Mesa Apple Store and they took my baby away and will have it for 7-10 business days. This is because it’s uni-body design makes it so that they will have to replace that whole top part to fix the keyboard… partially because they don’t have the individual keys yet. This is good for me though because now I’ll have a new keyboard. Oh another reason they’ll have it so long is because it was the custom ordered one… yup. Oh well. I’ll miss it while its gone, at least I have Call of Duty 4 and Left4Dead on my desktop to keep me company.

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