Procrastination

I’m long overdue for a format/install on my Windows XP machine at work. Courtesy of AIDA32:

Operating System Properties
OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Code Name: Whistler
OS Language: English (United States)
OS Kernel Type: Uniprocessor Free
OS Version: 5.1.2600 (WinXP Retail)
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 2
OS Installation Date: 1/18/2005
OS Root: C:\WINDOWS

I knew it had been a while, but I didn’t realize it was over 18 months ago. The realization that it needed to be done occured yesterday when I downloaded the 30-day trial of Adobe Acrobat Professional and it wouldn’t launch after I installed it. So, I set out this morning to gather everything I would need to perform this feat, and abruptly changed my plans for the day after visiting the Add/Remove Programs dialog and making a list of all the applications I would need to reinstall…

Here’s the mostly complete list:

  • 7-Zip
  • Adobe Reader 7
  • AIDA32
  • Bulk Rename Utility
  • Create-a-Check 7
  • Cygwin
  • DebugMode Wink
  • Filezilla
  • FreeExtractor
  • IBM Client Access Express
  • Internet Explorer Developer Toolbar
  • ISO Recorded Power Toy
  • Microsoft Office 97
  • Microsoft Virtual PC 2004
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Mozilla/Seamonkey
  • Nero
  • OpenOffice.org 2.0
  • Partner ACS Administration Utility
  • PDFCreator
  • Readiris Pro 9
  • Real Alternative
  • SciTE
  • Screenshot Utility
  • SeqouiaView
  • Synergy
  • The GIMP
  • UltraVNC
  • uTorrent
  • Watchguard System Manager
  • Winamp
  • Windows Live Messenger
  • WinSCP

I wonder if I can get a VMware image of WinXP to run on OpenSUSE and authenticate to our Active Directory domain? If so – I might not do a full-blown WinXP reinstall. Must do some testing…