Under Windows XP my laptop had become massively unstable and would BSOD (blue screen of death) at regular intervals when the mood took it. I decided that it was going to be put onto Ubuntu for stability and security – hopefully getting more life out of it.
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So another 2 hours later I decide – BACK TO XP!
Unfortunately my laptop decided that it didn't want to play ball this time and refused to let me finish installing XP (for reasons I'm sure you're probably aware…). So it's nearly 1am and I'm reinstalling Ubuntu… Ubuntu goes back on, I repeat the installation steps I explained above, got the Internet working by attaching myself to the router directly and then set about fixing my sound problem.