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Lenovo is alive!

My 10 year old desktop woke up this week from a 4 year sleep.


A decade ago, I wanted off a laptop and back to a desktop, so I got a Lenovo.

Built like a freaking tank, that was the first impression I got when I saw the desktop at Best Buy. I wasn’t looking for a screamer, like an Alienware, just something that felt solid and was quiet.

The desktop so impressed me, that when I headed back on the road, I bought a Lenovo Yoga laptop, and it’s been my daily driver for the past 4 years.


  • Everything hooked up, check, hit the power, nada.
    • Unplug, pop open, re-seat the 2 SATA drives.
    • Hit the power, it lives!
  • Lenovo begins to grab 4 years of Windows updates.
  • On the first restart, the DVD drive starts spinning uncontrollably.
    • Unplug, pop open, re-seat everything, like a new build.
    • Hit the power, it lives!
  • Screw these 4 years of updates, make a Windows 10 USB install.
    • Freshen the system partition with Win 10 20H2.
  • Uptime over 48 hours, whisper quiet, built like a tank.
    • Santa, got an SSD drive in that bag of yours?


Rosie at the Boatel

Rosie and I enjoyed our time off tremendously, now it’s time to focus.

Welcome my son
Welcome to the machine
Where have you been?
It’s alright we know where you’ve been