Life without Windows??

Life without Windows?

Today my PC started acting really slow while launching programs or opening documents. I had just finished installing Microsoft Flight Sim X. Eventually I got a BSOD that said that a Critical Task had Died. Great. Rebooted and was presented with the Automatic repair screen, black with just the mouse visible. Ugh. It never recovered. Rebooting and the drive is not detected as bootable. At this time my Win8.1 boot disk is on my desk. I do have a system image of the drive that I could recover from if I decide to. It takes hours of work to set the drive up and it only takes a second for Windows 8.1 to screw it all up. I’m not impressed. Sad

This is the Third time that Win 8.1 has killed itself. Note in head, ‘My four year old Mac Mini still has the original OS install, that has been upgraded from OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard, to10.7 Lion, to 10.8 Mountain Lion and now to 10.9 Mavericks with no trouble at all.’

Most of my ham radio software runs on windows. Argh.... The good news is that I do a regular system image backup and the latest one was only about a week old. It restored easily in about 20 minutes.