Originally Posted by ciphrix
I missed that you downloaded PC Wizard (that makes us even now
). I thought you just downloaded the CPU-Z utility. I've never used PC Wizard, but judging by the screenshots it looks pretty much the same as Everest.
Glad to know I'm not the only one who does it!
They do look pretty similar. I think I'm going to keep them both for a while and see which I prefer or if there are enough differences to warrant keeping them both. I don't want to junk up the hard drive but I love all the utilities so that I can see what's going on. Makes me think I can learn something from them.
I'm holding off of the drivers until I have everything pretty much the way I want it. Then I'll probably do a back up cd before attempting something like new drivers.
Noob question alert - Is there any one way to back up to a cd that would be more efficient than another - programwise?
Funny Noobish thing I did last night. Shocking right?
Anyway, my desktop has xp home. Notebook has xp pro. Wanted to set up networking and all that fun stuff. Figured I should just go with and installed pro on my desktop. Only to discover that it was licensed for only one install and that was already done on the notebook! What an idiot I am. I had ordered an MS office suite that would allow three downloads, so I incorrectly assumed I could install on my desktop. Well, I could. But only for 30 days.
After calling MS and then the manufacturer, neither of whom were much help, I had to buy MS xp pro. So, it was cheaper to go through newegg, which I did. My only other option was to reformat the hard drive and reinstall. The problem being that I couldn't reinstall because when I purchased my desktop, it didn't come with a disc for MS. GGGGRRRRRR...
So, when I get my software from newegg, hopefully, I'll have my new dsl installed on both and networked. Then I can register xp pro and all will be good to go.
Why isn't it ever easy? Oh yeah. That's right - Cause I'm an newbie idiot!
Ah, I feel all better now that I've vented.