I hadn't booted to Windows 7 in over a year on this old Acer laptop.
So I boot to it to remove the software I had installed. What a pain.
Especially Visio. 15 minutes to *uninstall* an application? What a
crock of shit.
Now a 100 updates are coming in. Only about 400 Mb of code, and yet
this clumsy Windows 7 update process has been going on for a half-hour
and it is only on update 20.
Lots of screen flickering, including a brief foray into a low-res
desktop, as video drivers get updated.
I always attribute the slowness of Windows 7 to running it in a VM, but
it ain't no speed-demon in a 4Gb piece of real hardware either.
Hmmm, still at update #20. Maybe it will be done when I get back from
work. Then I can kick off the Java update and figure out how to update
Suppose you're working on an optimizer to render \X unnecessary (or
rather, redundant, which isn't the same thing in my book).