With Dustin’s help I installed Windows 7 on my external hard drive. I had to reformat, but my data is actually on a different partition than the OS, so forethought ftw. It booted up fine. I ran the stats program and it brought the whole computer down. *sigh*. I’ve restarted again and things look stable for now. I’m going out to get comics and lunch.
Unrelatedly I’m petsitting a gerbil for a few hours.