So for all my CAD work I need a decent computer. Basically they are great gaming computers, but that’s just a plus. Anyway, mine is starting to get old, but hopefully can hang on a few more years.
It’s interesting to see my last computer I had built for CAD years ago. It still had windows xp on it. At one point it was a great computer. It’s amazing how technology advances because now we can’t even use this computer because nothing works on it. I decided to put window 7 on it. Digging through boxes I found windows 98, xp, and 2000 discs. Even an unopened xp disc. Lol. Anyway I had to flash the bios with the latest update to install 7 and things were great after that. Looking for drivers I found out that my motherboard supported a 64bit system. So I installed windows 7 64 bit. As I installed drivers and updates things went bad. Computer would freeze a lot and lots of dreded blue screens. It was a nightmare. I re wiped the drive and tried again with different results, but still a nightmare so I tried the 32bit version of windows. At last it works like it should. Better than xp, but I still wish the 64bit version would have worked.
So you might be wondering why I write about this. I don’t know. It was just on my mind. Well I learned that even though my computer parts supposedly supported the 64bit system I’m sure the builders could not see the future and something about the new drivers didn’t like old parts. For now we have a simple computer that the kids can do homework on or play some games that might still work on a 32bit system. I also learned that a blue screen doesn’t nessisarily mean the hardware is bad. It might just mean that the OS can’t handle the old hardware.