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Submission + - Lessons in Hardware/OS Troubleshooting (

Esther Schindler writes: "We like to imagine that every OS installation will work just as well as the vendor or open source community promises. When things don’t work out, identifying and remedying the case of failure can be time consuming and frustrating. This lesson in how to determine why Windows 7 didn’t install may help you troubleshoot a problem of your own — and save you from a Lost Weekend.

Maybe you'll find this useful all on its own. But the real key here is that the author is Ed Tittel — who's written over 100 books. If this hardware geek spends days solving a CPU-meets-Windows 7 problem, what chances do mere mortals have?"

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Lessons in Hardware/OS Troubleshooting

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Numeric stability is probably not all that important when you're guessing.