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Old Jul 22, 2010, 9:09 AM   #1
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We got back from Hawaii yesterday morning, and I couldn't wait to get to work processing some of my shots using CS4 and a high quality monitor....but, not so fast.

I turned on my computer and was greeted by a corrupted Windows folder and had to go buy Windows 7 and do a "side-by-side" installation....which means all my programs have to be individually reinstalled again. argggghhhhhhhhhh.......

It's been a long time since I've had a computer issue this frustrating. At least, it didn't require a new computer since the pocketbook is a little slim after Hawaii....lol

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Old Jul 22, 2010, 12:39 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear it! I had a similar incident last October and installed Windows 7. The good news is that Windows 7 has worked great. The job is time consuming though.

Good Luck!

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Old Jul 22, 2010, 1:17 PM   #3
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Well, I can certainly understand how frustrating that is, Paul. Been there, done that!
On the bright side, I think you'll like Windows 7. It seems to be pretty solid.

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Old Jul 22, 2010, 2:24 PM   #4
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A very frustrating situation! I can't tell you how many times I ended up re-installing all my programs, it always took a long weekend at a minimum (install software, install updates, install more updates, find new drivers, etc.). A horrible thing to have to do, but at least you don't have a new computer (call Adobe or Microsoft, explain the new hard drive and the old is toast as the reason you want to install the software all over again).
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That's one of the reasons I switched to a Mac .. the best move I've made since I switched from Amstrad twin 5 1/4" !

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