I’m a huge fan of technology being used to its fullest potential both in the workplace and in the home. I’ve always been a fan of a hands-off approach where technology is used to its full potential. I believe in the idea that technology should be viewed as a means of improving ourselves, not of replacing ourselves. When you feel like technology has become an extension of who you are, it is time to consider if it can also be a source of pride for you.
For those of you who have never thought about it, technology has certainly been a source of pride for me. I’ve always been a person who uses technology to make our lives easier, to help us accomplish tasks quicker, and to make our lives more enjoyable. The recent launch of Windows 7 has been a catalyst for this. I think it is safe to say that the Windows 7 Start Menu has truly made the digital divide the stuff of dreams.
I’ve been a tech-savvy person my entire life. I never really had to think about the impact of technology on my life until recently. It’s pretty cool that I’ve become more aware about it as of late and I’ve started to take advantage of the many benefits that it provides. I have to admit though, the idea of getting a desktop computer and being able to type on it is something I’ve never really wanted to do.
In order to get more used to the idea of getting a computer, Ive had to think about it a lot. Ive had to consider whether or not I want to keep my current laptop for school or if I should look into getting a new one that can dual-boot with my current computer.
I’m a fan of the idea of dual-booting with a computer because it makes it much easier to fix a problem with your computer. You can simply swap out the hard drive and that problem will be fixed in a matter of minutes or in seconds. This is a big consideration for me as a young student. If I want to fix my computer with my current laptop, I would have to buy a new computer and then install Windows XP on the new computer.
It’s a simple idea, but a very useful one. Using a computer with only your current operating system on it is a pretty big restriction. It’s a limitation of our current operating system’s file system and computer’s memory. But the idea isn’t new. Microsoft, one of the biggest operating systems companies in the world, has been developing a dual-boot solution since the 1990s. It works by copying the main copy of Windows into the RAM of the new computer.
I love that idea. It’s like having a big old, floppy, computer where you can copy your operating system. Its only a small limitation, and you can use it to create a Windows XP computer that will even run the latest version of Windows XP.
Its also a great way to create a small, dual-boot system that is very capable of using your entire hard drive. It’s easy to learn and fun to use: you can use the main copy of Windows XP to create a Windows Vista computer with a 1.5GB HDD. Or you can use the whole 1.5GB to create a laptop with a 1GB HDD.
This is a very good resource for anyone interested in learning how to use a computer. It’s a free download from the Microsoft site.
The XP computer is not the only gadget that allows you to create a mini-Windows Vista. To do this, just add it to the main Windows XP disc. To do this, simply boot the XP computer with a blank XP CD that had the XP CD in it. If you need more help, visit the Windows XP site.