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    In like Flynn


    by santeewelding ·

    I think.

    At least, I’m asking here, and what I type is appearing here.

    I started at 6:45 PST this evening installing W7 64-bit after wiping XP Pro. Went without a hitch. This, after $500 of MB and CPU changeout. Then drivers. Then MS Security Essentials. Then Thunderbird with all them damned in and out ports (W7 has no native email client). Then Mozilla, with NoScript, AdBlock, etc.

    Shazzam! It all worked. I’m here. Thanks in no small measure to all the Wizards in Questions, to whom I have paid rapt attention these past months.

    Thank you, everyone.

    Question is, will it last?

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    • #3022964


      by santeewelding ·

      In reply to In like Flynn


    • #3022959

      Question is

      by boxfiddler ·

      In reply to In like Flynn

      will anything last?

    • #3022953

      I think you meant “In Like Flint” …

      by older mycroft ·

      In reply to In like Flynn

      Showing your age now Santee old mate.

      As for Windows 7 64-Bit, I’ve been running it since the release date of the RTM, which arrived in the post that morning and installed to a virgin HDD without a hitch.

      In 2 months and 2 weeks, so far I’ve had one unexplained total system lock-up (on one of THOSE Tuesdays 😉 ) and a few hiccups with 64-Bit installs (like ZoneAlarm insisting on locating to ‘Programs x86’ but now living happily in the 64-Bit directory).

      Apart from that I’m happy as a pig in sh|t.

      [i]James Coburn will be turning in his grave![/i] :^0

      • #3022952

        No, sir

        by santeewelding ·

        In reply to I think you meant “In Like Flint” …

        “In like Flynn”, as in, Errol Flynn.

        As to age, I am so old that when I went to school, history was not taught.

        • #3022690

          You mean, it hadn’t been invented yet?

          by seanferd ·

          In reply to No, sir

          You are around 6000 years old? :p

          (And yeah, it is Flynn.)

      • #3022854

        Well showing his age perhaps

        by jamesrl ·

        In reply to I think you meant “In Like Flint” …

        “In like Flynn” would indicate a familairity with films and common sayings of the 40s. “In like Flint”, which was a kind of Bond spoof that by the name sought to associate itself with the tone of “Errol Flynn” movies was in the 60s.

        You be the judge. I saw the movies on TV in the 70s.

        The suggestion that the “In like Flint” movies are like Errol Flynn movies centres around the nature of an Errol Flynn swashbuckler. In his typical fare, the charecter Errol played is always witty and light hearted even when fighting off a villan or getting rejected by a female. You never get the sense that he is ever in real danger or that the movie takes itself too seriously. “In like Flint”, in my opinion sought to take that tone and attitude and apply it to Bond type spy films.


        • #3022827

          well In like Flynn was a dig at Errol

          by cg it ·

          In reply to Well showing his age perhaps

          you can look it up on Wiki.

          2 underage girls accused him of statutory rape. Flynn was cleared of all charges but In like Flynn is a term for womanizing…

          The movie In like Flint was a direct parody of Bond movies where James Bond is a womanizer with all the Bond girls.

        • #3022809

          If you read the link I provided

          by jamesrl ·

          In reply to well In like Flynn was a dig at Errol

          It would indicate that it didn’t necessarily have that connotation, and there was at least one reference to the quote before the 1943 trial. I would suggest that after the trial the specific sexual connotation became the standard one.


    • #3022934

      In a way, No

      by .martin. ·

      In reply to In like Flynn

      nothing will last forever, especially Windows.

      In a few months (or years, if your lucky) W7 will just explode, because it can. 😀

    • #3022920

      Actually now you have

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to In like Flynn

      Jumped in the deep end without any swimming lessons lets know if you experience any issues with 7.

      I’ve personally had several that raised their heads after a few weeks when the system had been shut off for the weekend with the unit insisting that it needed to Repair the Install before you could open it.

      The first time it really needed to rebuild the system but on all of the subsequent occasions it wasn’t necessary.

      Jessie has had instances where the My Documents Folder is empty after the reboot. I’m interested to hear if any others have experienced any other Strange Behavior prior to placing 7 into a Production Environment.;leftCol


      • #3022766

        First one, this morning

        by santeewelding ·

        In reply to Actually now you have

        As a hangover from dial-up days, I suppose, I set things so I manually cause the system to go online, or toggle it off. This morning I turned this thing on and found myself staring blankly at the Start menu for the longest time. Finally:

        “Where the hell did my switch go? I put it there last night. What gives?”

        Drilling down through 37 layers of Network parameters, and two cups of coffee, finally did it.

        I might leave it that way. If someone sneaks past the armed guard and turns this thing on without permission, they’ll be faced with the same.

    • #3022817

      Good move starting from scratch

      by dmambo ·

      In reply to In like Flynn

      I think you’ll enjoy W7 life much more with a newly wiped drive than you would have with an XP (or Vista) upgrade.

      • #3022736

        I’ve yet to mess with upgrades.

        by boxfiddler ·

        In reply to Good move starting from scratch

        Having read far too many complaints about unsuccessful upgrades, I determined early in my apprenticeship not to mess with them.

        This has proven to be one of my better decisions in life. :p

        • #3022692

          But Boxy

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to I’ve yet to mess with upgrades.

          How do you expect to know what you’re missing not involving yourself with Upgrades? You need to experience this development from M$ to truly appreciate a Clean Windows Install or Linux. 😉


        • #3022673


          by boxfiddler ·

          In reply to But Boxy

          I don’t. Nyah.

        • #3022586

          That’s like saying

          by dmambo ·

          In reply to But Boxy

          that you need to experience a sharp stick in the eye to truly appreciate good vision and lack of pain.

          😉 (Winking due to sharp stick in eye)

        • #3022196

          But you only learn by the

          by oh smeg ·

          In reply to That’s like saying

          [b]Painful Mistakes[/b]

          don’t you? :^0


        • #3022671

          I’m in the same boat

          by .martin. ·

          In reply to I’ve yet to mess with upgrades.

          never will I do an Upgrade.

    • #3022184

      Edited out…

      by ron k. ·

      In reply to In like Flynn

      …due to my poor sense of humor.

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