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PC Install Sweepstake

by Bob Duffy 2. April 2012 07:50

Ok, come back from SqlBits, fired up my trusty PC to do some work and BOOM. The SSD drive which is my system drive has died. Who was it who said SSD’s were now quite reliable!

Anyway the sweepstake bet is on for how long the re-install of all applications and recovery of documents will take (we don’t use imaging, so this is old school setup). I started the re-install with a fresh SSD drive at 10:00am

So far bets are:

  • Carmel: 18:00pm
  • Fintan: 18:30
  • Esteban: 17:30
  • Emer: 16:00

What apps do I have on my desktop – something like:

  • More Dell drivers than you can shake a stick at (arggh, network driver isn’t native to windows)
  • Office 2010
  • Visual Studio 2008
  • Visual Studio 2010
  • SQL Server 2005/2008R2/2012 (Client/DB/SSAS/SSRS)
  • Hyper-V remote admin tools
  • Power Pivot
  • Camtasia
  • Some 10GB of drop box and live mesh content
  • Some 70 windows updates and a lorra service packs
  • Lots of misc. utilities like dropbox, live mesh , live writer, winrar

 

And the winner of the Sweepstake was……

Emer wins with a final finish time of 16:07

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