Out of the pool!

So that's it then. My Windows Boot Camp install started doing that "boot to a black screen" thing again, as bitched about previously. Now I'm suspicious that it's due to my OS X reformat and/or a VMWare Fusion upgrade but I've just had it with Windows. If it won't behave like a grown-up piece of software then it's going to get treated like a second-class citizen. I'm setting up a brand-new Windows install in a VMWare machine and once it gets all upgraded, patched, and activated I'm going to save the whole stinking virtual machine, burn a DVD archive. Next time Windows blows up I can just clone a working install. Shades of Norton Ghost, years later.

I haven't decided if I'm going to try to resurrect the Boot Camp version or not. I'm sure the whole restore thing would work. And I further suspect that if I just resurrected the Boot Camp version and left it alone it would be fine. Except ... I think the last time I "activated" the obnoxious DRM I was in VMWare and so I'm not sure if the restored backup is "activated". Feh. I throw up my hands.

Anyway, I'm going to try life without a "real" Windows install for a while. I don't think I'll really miss it.