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Another One Bites the Dust

On Friday I repaved my laptop again. As many of you know, I do this about every 6-8 weeks, but now that I return to Redmond once a month, I’ve started aligning my repaves with my trips to take advantage of the corporate PXE installation services. This one was after two trips, which was about 8 or 9 weeks.

It is amazing how fast I’m getting at this. The more you do it, the more you organize yourself to make it easy, the easier it gets.

Within three hours I had my machine back to usable. In the few days since then I’ve installed things as I’ve needed them, using my previous repave notes as a guide for things I might’ve forgotten.

Here’s the list this time (so far):

  • IT Supported Vista SP1 x86 + Office + eTrust
  • Configure Bluetooth Mouse
  • ISA Firewall Client
  • Office Communicator
  • Configure Consolas as System Font
  • Wow
  • Flash Player for IE
  • Ventrilo 3.0.1
  • Zune Player
  • HotKeyPlus
  • Firefox 3.1
  • Java Runtime
  • Powershell 1.0 for Vista
  • Sidebar plugins:
    • All CPU Meter
    • Wired Network Meter
    • Wireless Network Meter
    • Woot!
  • NcFTP
  • PasswordMinder
  • GnuWin32
  • Chatzilla
  • Live Messenger
  • Vim 7.1
  • 7zip
  • ctrl2cap
  • LiveWriter Technical Preview
  • Flash Player for Firefox
  • Firefox Profile
  • Launch and Setup Outlook
  • ooVoo
  • My Profile Stuff (Desktop, Docs, Music, etc.)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Twhirl

I blogged about this process once before over here: Another Agile Computer Repave Done