Trying to get an iPad – ouch!


Computers make it easier to do a lot of things, but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.  ~ Andy Rooney

So I've decided to sell the old Thinkpads around my house that no one uses – turns out, if I keep our best T41, I can sell the rest, which includes two other T41's, a T30, a T20, and three T20's that are only good for parts (no workie).

Anyway, the process for getting these ready for sale is interesting.  It goes like this:

  • Download the ISO file of the Universal Boot CD
  • Burn the ISO image to a CD (luckily, you can Burn ISO Images Natively in Windows 7)
  • Boot from the UBCD, then run CopyWipe to wipe all data (reformatting a drive does not remove all your data, all it does is clear the index)
  • Install Windows XP Pro w/ SP3

Apr13a Not that hard once you do it once or twice, but anyway, one of my T20's that I've already sold took a tumble and broke the corner off.  I took the picture to the right, then used a Picnik filter to make it artsy for this post.