Happy Oyster wrote:
> On Sun, 9 Dec 2012 11:41:13 -0800, "Kenn Caesius"
>>Thank you Java Jive for the hint by this process I was able I confirm
>>that I installed windows 2000 on this hard drive on June 28, 2003. Wow,
>>almost ten years with the same operating system on the same computer!
> So you are no heavy user. Windows does not survive a few months under
> normal workload.
Depends on what you do with it. I previously had a 2000 install that lasted
well over a year; my current XP install hits 1 year tomorrow. I use this
computer a *lot* every day that I don't work (and since I've only worked a
single shift in the past 4 weeks, that's quite a bit). I've installed tons of
crap, uninstalled tons of crap, changed the hardware (today, as it happens,
and not for the first time), messed around with various system settings, used
it as multiple types of server (http, ftp, & lan file server), and done
various things to it that the typical home user generally doesn't do. I use
it for business purposes (*especially* on days that I work, of course). I
game a bit. I do most of my programming here, and run my tests here.
Graphical editing... videos... you get the idea.
That's not to say that it's been *running* that entire year, but assuming you
don't install programs that thrash the system or in general behave bad,
there's no reason why a Windows install *can't* last a decade or more.
(Of course, my old Linux server hit a year of uptime at one point...
different circumstances, different uses, and (lucky for me) no power
It's not wrong; there are just laws against it.