Busy, busy, busy. I like being busy, but a girl's gotta have some R&R time. Thank goodness today and tomorrow it's fall break, and I'm off work today.
I recently replaced my laptop hard drive. I'm proud of myself, because I did it all on my own, spending a total of $60-something for the HD itself (this girl at work said her husband could replace it for $350—wtfever!). Retardedly, I was not supplied with recovery discs when I purchased my laptop, and the 'create recovery disc' option on my computer didn't seem to work. Fortunately, Chris had his recovery discs for his laptop, so I used the Windows XP one and, thank goodness, it worked. Because the disc was not supplied by Toshiba, I had to go to their website and download all the drivers, but that really wasn't too bad. I also was able to get my Office and Photoshop working again, which I was worried about for various reasons. The only really annoying thing I've come across (so far) is not being able to get the Japanese IME to work. Whenever I'd try to install East Asian fonts, it would prompt me to put in the Windows cd, which I don't have. And apparently you HAVE to have it in order to install them, because Microsoft doesn't provide a download for them online. So, I did a Google search and discovered a few torrents, and proceeded to download my first torrent ever (because for some reason, I couldn't get them to work on my old HD). And it worked! Hurrah! I'm proud of myself for being somewhat computer-savvy.
I'm also very happy to have a "new" computer. It's so much quicker and hasn't pissed me off yet for being retarded. Uploading my old files and downloading new programs is sort of annoying, but it's nice to have a fresh start and not have tons of useless programs bogging down my computer. Now I just need to find an antivirus software, since I apparently have misplaced the disc of whatever it was I had before.
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