Yet Another Reminder -for myself-: NEVER ATTEMPT TO touch a freaking windows install if it seems to be in working order.

This is the sad conclusion of my last attempt to upgrade my notebook ( SSD 256G -> 512G )

Debian 9

  • [ ]  Backup from usb drive used as install medium
  • [ ]  Download netinst iso including firmwares
  • [ ]  burn iso to pendrive with rufus/dd
  • [ ]  partition new drive with live system ( GPT yayy )
  • [ ]  re-write iso to pendrive ( uefi+GPT :'( ) :)
  • [ ]  set bios to uefi mode
  • [ ]  install debian  
  • [ ]  ignore warning about not fully localized installer ( yeah had 3 english strings )
  • [ ]  force gpt  
  • [ ]  Happy.. almost  
  • [ ]  timedatectl set-local-rtc 1  

WinCrap 10

  • [ ]  Download windows iso
  • [ ]  rename pendrive files&folders:  [ ]  boot [ ]  efi [ ]  autorun.inf  
  • [ ]  extract windows iso contents to pendrive
  • [ ]  install win$  
  • [ ]  shrug off random crashes & reboots during the install. its just microsoft..
  • [ ]  click-clack the "settings" screen so you indicate that they shouldnt measure the amount of methane you produce while farting..
  • [ ]  well yea if you've had a network cable plugged in you are.. ..too late.. [ ]  and now the wsus nightmare begings..  
  • [ ]  Fck you we are not going to install the updates because we cant write software that works, just pacthing this shithole all the time over-and-over
  • [ ]  now burn your machine..  
  • [ ]  Finally a day later i worked around the self-destructive os -which would be better called a crapfest- by downloading the latest ISO and doing a fresh install over the previous system.. .. this is a nightmare.. really.  

Dear Microsoft. Congratulations on building the worst imaginable system. Kudos on spreading it like a desease.. Hopefully its going to end up like your crappy IE & Edge browsers..