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How to Fix Any Computer... And Quietly Weep

By , republished with permission from <b>Matthew Inman</b> - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 7 comments

An illustrated guide.

If you're a diehard reader of Tom's Hardware, then you're likely the sort who does all his own work on your computers. Sure, hardware may have its problems but sometimes those issues may seem minor in comparison to a software headache. After all, you can always swap out a piece of hardware, but it's tougher to just pick out something that's just not working at the software level.

We may have dozens upon dozens of guides on how to better your computing experience here at Tom's but sometimes it all just comes down a simple couple of steps. The online comic strip The Oatmeal has an illustrated guide on how to fix any computer:


Republished with permission from Matthew Inman, creator of "The Oatmeal" web comic.

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    Silmarunya , 20 April 2011 21:26
    I wouldn't week quietly if I had to revert back to a Mac or Windows PC, I would weep out loud for days.

    Oh wait, I'm posting this from my Windows I dual-boot with Linux because I can't game on my Linux and hate rebooting all the time. *Weeps quietly*
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    rsg22 , 20 April 2011 21:52
    LOL! Good stuff.

    Windows 8 is going to give MS a new reputation if all goes to plan.
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    mi1ez , 20 April 2011 21:53
    Made me chuckle...
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    see_you_next_tuesday , 20 April 2011 22:02
    Don't go to the Oatmeal!
    It will suck the time out of your life and make your sides ache with the laughter you'll not be able to keep inside ...

    Seriously, it's uber good but is one hell of a big timesink :D 
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    Zingam , 20 April 2011 22:49
    That's pretty true except for one thing: you don't need to loose all your data when you format Windows to reinstall it. That's why I always make two partitions: 1. Windows only 2. Data
    Since I do that I haven't lost any data due to windows corruption.
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    ukgooey , 21 April 2011 05:26
    That's funny :)  Triple boot. Triple pleasure. Triple pain.
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    CsG_kieran_2 , 21 April 2011 05:48
    Lol love the Linux one. FTW!