Jason Y. Sproul

From the Upgrades are Never Easy department


After almost seven years, my old Athlon XP 1500/Asus A7V266-E PC finally died. Looks like either the power supply or the motherboard went bad and toasted several pins on the ATX power connector. So I bit the proverbial bullet and bought a Core 2 Duo E6850 (3.0GHz) running on a Gigabyte P35 motherboard (GA-P35-DS4 v2.0) with 2GB of PC2-8500 RAM (that’s 1066MHz DDR2). Got everything installed with a fresh copy of XP… and nearly had a heart attack when I couldn’t read the files from my old hard drive. Then I realized that this is because the NTFS permissions on the drive were locked to the UUIDs on my old Win2K install. Nice.

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