[CQ-Contest] Contest computer - here's what I did

Jim Reisert AD1C jjreisert at alum.mit.edu
Sat Dec 13 08:08:43 EST 2003

At 07:57 PM 12/12/2003, Steve Maki K8LX wrote:

>One method that is relatively painless (as painless as a MS OS can
>be anyway) is to simply reinstall the OS on top of the old one, let
>the new devices get redetected, and then reinstall all your software
>into their default directories. I know, it sounds like you started from
>scratch, but most of your application's ini and config files, and your
>data files will still be right where they're expected to be, and it
>does save a lot of time.

This has always been my "modus operandi" for years.  I "upgraded" from 
WinNT 4.0 to Win2K to WinXP this way.  It's an almost sure-fire way to 
ensure that your devices software work the way they are supposed to, the 
first time. Plus, if you only re-install application software on an 
"as-needed" basis, you'll be amazed at how much old stuff you can 
ultimately delete!

73 - Jim AD1C

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