* Posts by rdferrier

2 posts • joined 11 Sep 2015

Don't want to upgrade to Windows 10? You'll download it WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

rdferrier

Paranoid.

And people call me paranoid for disabling windows update immediately after install since Windows 95. IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME!

FAIL - the most incompetent IT pros

rdferrier

Re: MCSE

I was gifted a sick AMD K6-2 500 based computer many years ago. It would run MsDos from a floppy, but would not install Windows 95 or 98. It ran so slow, a 386 could have beaten it in a benchmark.

It had been replaced under warranty and written off by the company I worked for.

An in house A+ certified tech, and his MCSE super had troubleshot, approved, and completed the warranty replacement. Another MCSE tech had purchased it for parts from the company, and gifted it to another A+ certified tech after he couldn't get it to run and had stripped anything useful from the chassis. With a replaced hard drive, ram, optical drive, and floppy; the machine still wouldn't run.

This last tech told me that if I wanted it I could have it. After 10 minutes on my bench, the machine was happily installing Windows 98. The problem? Power supply set to 220, plugged into 110. Came out of the box like that, brand new.

People ask me why I don't believe in certs. See above.

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