So, I'm having trouble with my Adobe license again... It stopped working. Right in the middle of a project on a tight schedule. And right on time for ruining my trip to Fredrikstad. Typical.
I've been in touch with Adobe. They couldn't fix it then and there. So the guy I talked to said he was going to take this higher in the hierarchy and get back to me. That was over a week ago, so because I can't wait anymore on a solution that probably won't work, I am taking matters into my own hands.
Yesterday I tried out Open Office. Since it seemed like I sometime in the near future needed to reinstall Vista and I am out of Microsoft Office licenses, I tried Open Office. It was okay, some things really bothering me, but it's the only option unless I want to pay thousands.
Today I uninstalled Adobe, but found out that there were so many files and folders left, even after I ran CS3Clean Script. So instead of installing, uninstalling, installing, uninstalling Adobe to get it to work again, I gave up and decided to reinstall everything. As I type, I am formatting my D: disc/partition/whatever-it's-called. I didn't take the quick formatting this time around, so it takes more time than usual. After that, I'm popping in Acer eRecovery disc 1 and starting over.
I do think that all those times I've reinstalled everything has made this laptop last as long as it has. It's recommended you reinstall you pc once a year, and I've done it 3 times in a year now. There's lots of crap lying around from everything you do on a computer, and it's healthy for it to start over from time to time. Imagine how you would feel if you never went to the bathroom or never took a shower. You'd feel pretty awful after a while. (Yes, I just compared my laptop to a human, so what? Mom and dad call my laptop "son-in-law".)
Now, I'm off to play Mahjongg while I wait for D: to be done formatting.