Step seven: Put in new hard drives.

Step eight: Reinstall stupid Windows XP. -Thankfully- the two-processor team were able to grind through the install process in less time than Windows thought it would.

Step nine: Reinstall EVERYTHING. MP3s? Gone. Old documents? Gone. I say gone but really they’re on the other hard drives.

Step ten: Play.

It’s absolutely, positively a different game. I can see textures, I can see in the distance, I can see the freckles on my face. The immersion is complete! I am one with Age of Conan.

Speaking of which …