Hello XP...

...my old friend, I've come to install you yet again.

Actually, this is the first time I've reinstalled the OS on this eeePC.

The slowest part is all the updates.  I applied SP3 before connecting to the web.  Did the registry hack to convert the OS to the POS version and ran Windows Update.

Just a few updates:

There were 2 rounds of 160 updates,  Then after installing .net, there were another 40 or so.  I'm left with one that won't finish, which is annoying.  Maybe sometime in the middle of the night it will finish.

At this point, it's backed up in the clean state and with the basic astro programs installed.  Later on, I'll try installing the SSAG and the Lodestar to see if those work.