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I hate Microsoft with a passion

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9y, 7m agoPosted 9 years, 7 months ago
Bloody Windows xp tells me there is updates for my pc, so being the prat I am decide to download them, and then my troubles start, it erases the whole harddrive!!!! :x So while I'm typing this on my laptop, my desktop is having to reformat the hard drive before installing windows xp again, just cause of one critical update, well I say **** you microsoft. :x
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#1
J.Dance
Bloody Windows xp tells me there is updates for my pc, so being the prat I am decide to download them, and then my troubles start, it erases the whole harddrive!!!! :x So while I'm typing this on my laptop, my desktop is having to reformat the hard drive before installing windows xp again, just cause of one critical update, well I say **** you microsoft. :x


O BOY, just wait till you upgrade to Vista, what a pain in the back garden that is!! I am thinking of going back to Windows 95, at least I could tell it what to do when it stumbled, VISTA must stand for something funny but as I am not in a funny mood I will not be thinking of anything just now.
#2
No I'm not going there I'm switching to linux as for vista - Very inexpensive S*** Today Again
banned#3
In 20 years of IT Upgrades I have never heard of an update erasing a drive... What error did you get exactly.... oh too late your reformatting.
#4
Hot Deals
In 20 years of IT Upgrades I have never heard of an update erasing a drive... What error did you get exactly.... oh too late your reformatting.



Im with you on that, i cant see an MS update doing that. :thinking:
#5
It installed the update and then rebooted the pc, at whcih stage it said no operating software found, insert system cd.
banned#6
Sounds like your drive has bad clusters and as such reformatting and reinstalling wont help, it will happen again.
#7
Hot Deals
Sounds like your drive has bad clusters and as such reformatting and reinstalling wont help, it will happen again.



I hope not it was a brand new hard drive 1 week ago
#8
I updated my dad's PC with over 70 critical updates the other week, much to my amusement this little act corrupted explorer.exe and now the flipping interface will not load up. I can float about using ctrl+alt+del and task manager to load programs but no one else is computer literate so this isn't really an option in the long run.
#9
ViSTA is a BiTCH!
banned#10
Is that a technical term?
#11
RikkiL
ViSTA is a BiTCH!

Can you expand on this :roll:
#12
dinosteveus
Can you expand on this :roll:


I think people are jumping on a bandwagon dino...the only quibbles I've read about are that some software developers have been slow to offer upgraded vista drivers ..so in some respects maybe that issue has tarnished vista...most of what I've read is positive and I shall have no hesitation in installing it when I recieve my upgrade.
#13
currychops
I think people are jumping on a bandwagon dino...the only quibbles I've read about are that some software developers have been slow to offer upgraded vista drivers ..so in some respects maybe that issue has tarnished vista...most of what I've read is positive and I shall have no hesitation in installing it when I recieve my upgrade.
Good. I'm expecting my upgrade soon and I'm looking forward to using it.:thumbsup:
#14
I was using xp
#15
windows updates sucks big time i always turn them off, usually start gettin blue screen when i update
#16
dark_like_vader
windows updates sucks big time i always turn them off, usually start gettin blue screen when i update


IMO that is not a recommended action as most of the updates are security issues and simply make XP more reliable against hackers...if your PC blue screens then it is due to something else..not windows update...my advice would be to have a complete clean reinstall..of course saving your data so you can reinstall it....you'll be surprised how well your system will run afterwards as PCs pick up so much debris that eventually will make XP unreliable and really slow.

One other thing to consider is to run a PC cleaning suite such as Ccleaner

http://www.download.com/CCleaner/3000-2144_4-10634975.html?tag=lst-0-1
#17
currychops
I think people are jumping on a bandwagon dino...the only quibbles I've read about are that some software developers have been slow to offer upgraded vista drivers ..so in some respects maybe that issue has tarnished vista...most of what I've read is positive and I shall have no hesitation in installing it when I receive my upgrade.


Oh aren't you the brave boy and there's Dino looking all excited as well :roll: , well whoopeedoo for you guys :whistling: , I upgraded at the weekend and all I have is problem after problem. Wait until you spend 4 hours downloading your upgrade, that's right, DOWNLOADING because Vista has to be connected to the internet while the upgrade is being completed, even with the disc in the drive and then you get a message saying ABORT, you need to go back and close or delete this....blah blah and start all over again.
:x
Believe me I am bearing with it, but I am very short tempered at the moment, updates are a b!tch, you can't do a custom update and see what else you could have any more, you just have to accept what they give you and THAT'S IT......... there are also some other things that I don't like and there are some things I do like etc

AND another little gripe, only 2 choices for your desktop size of icons Large or EXTRA Large.....I did find a way around that one, grrrrrrrrr :x
banned#18
Have to ask, why bother updating to Vista 1 month after it was released if you dont have the patience or the temperament to deal with issues.

Its called bleeding edge because sometimes you get cut.

On average the Vista installs I perform are done within 1.5 hours and yes there are times when they take longer but thats to be expected. If it takes you 4 hours to download updates you must be still on dialup.
#19
Crazy1
Oh aren't you the brave boy and there's Dino looking all excited as well :roll: , well whoopeedoo for you guys :whistling: , I upgraded at the weekend and all I have is problem after problem. Wait until you spend 4 hours downloading your upgrade, that's right, DOWNLOADING because Vista has to be connected to the internet while the upgrade is being completed, even with the disc in the drive and then you get a message saying ABORT, you need to go back and close or delete this....blah blah and start all over again.
:x
Believe me I am bearing with it, but I am very short tempered at the moment, updates are a b!tch, you can't do a custom update and see what else you could have any more, you just have to accept what they give you and THAT'S IT......... there are also some other things that I don't like and there are some things I do like etc

AND another little gripe, only 2 choices for your desktop size of icons Large or EXTRA Large.....I did find a way around that one, grrrrrrrrr :x


sorry to hear of your probs..but if you read the extensive Acer laptop and Gateway laptop posts most, if not all, have had success with their vista upgrades and are pleased with the results...all I can say is that it's a matter of personal choice...if you are happy with XP and have no desire to upgrade to vista then just stay with XP....as some will say "better the devil you know"....unfortunately I'm the sort who always wants the latest software so will go ahead when I eventually get the vista software.
#20
currychops
sorry to hear of your probs..but if you read the extensive Acer laptop and Gateway laptop posts most, if not all, have had success with their vista upgrades and are pleased with the results...all I can say is that it's a matter of personal choice...if you are happy with XP and have no desire to upgrade to vista then just stay with XP....as some will say "better the devil you know"....unfortunately I'm the sort who always wants the latest software so will go ahead when I eventually get the vista software.


I am the same as you and want to try and have the newest and will put up with some things but constant bugging is getting me down, I had expected a smoother ride...grrrrrr

And to Hot Deals, I am on 8Mb BB, Tosh P100 Business, so not what I had expected, maybe I should do a full install instead of upgrade and try and bear with it.

Problems at the moment include, not recognising one brother label printer with Vista compat S/W, not accepting SMTP bypass S/W, Bluetooth compat from Tosh, Not relaying dual ways to Brother MFC with Vista patch so at the moment I cannot use outlook to send out because I need outlook 2007 as it works on Word 2007, which needs new package and more money and I receive around 150 - 200 work related emails a day grrrrrrr so now I am looking at getting an alternative email package (if one exists) and do away with outlook altogether.

This is not a top computer, it's a bloody business machine and I expect a business approach to what I am trying to do - or am I expecting too much?????
banned#21
I will assume you did your researh and ran the full compatibility check on your machine before thinking about the install and if so you would have been aware of all these issues but you still decided to go ahead.

Can't blame Microsoft for telling whats incompatible or doesnt have Vista Drivers.

Again why would you even consider putting Vista on a Business Machine and hoping for the best?

Not trying to be antagonistic just curious why you wanted the upgrade in the first place.
#22
got to agree all those problems would've been highlighted during a compatibility test.

done the compatibility test and only thing wrong on my pc was with wireless network card and after a little hunting a round found correct updates so went ahead and done a dual boot with xp just in case.

have to say vista is great, got ultmate edition so loving all the snazzy new features such as dreamscene. been running for a month now and not had any more problems, runs like a dream and not been over run with viruses or had blue screens of death like all the scaremongers hippys and linux lovers predicted.

if you want vista run a compatiability test and decide from there.
#23
I updated my XP Pro to Vista a few months ago (when it was released) and it's been going fine ever since - hasn't froze or crashed once :)
#24
Well that's sorted then, it's me. :oops: Thanks for all your advice, at least I know where the fault lies, you guys are all such more expert at the in's and out's of this system than me. :thumbsup:

But to explain it a bit more -

Brand new machine 2 months old
OS XP Pro
Compatibility tests run and certain programs removed to comply
First upgrade failed after 4 hours
Second upgrade attempt running at present with faults

Well I might just restore XP Pro and run a system that I actually know works - :-(
#25
@Crazy just re your earlier comments about outlook prob, have you considered Mozilla Thunderbird to use as an email client? I use it and its very good
#26
paceCETTA
@Crazy just re your earlier comments about outlook prob, have you considered Mozilla Thunderbird to use as an email client? I use it and its very good


Will certainly have a look at that - thanks

Hmmmmmmm........


In related news, the software firm (MicroSoft) has reminded those who tested early versions of Windows Vista that the software will stop working on 1 June.
Millions of people downloaded and installed pre-release versions of Vista to see what the software was like and to help Microsoft fine tune the finished product.
However, these early "release candidate" editions of Vista had a limited life.
"So customers need to decide if they want to move to Windows Vista or back to Windows XP if they have test versions of Windows Vista on their PCs," said Cori Hartje, director of Microsoft's genuine software initiative, in a statement.
The pre-released versions of Vista do not allow users to rollback to earlier versions of Windows installed on a PC which means that people will must re-install either their old operating system or upgrade to a full version of Vista.
In a further complication, if users choose to upgrade to Vista from a release candidate they must use a full and final version of the Ultimate edition of the software rather than a cheaper "upgrade" edition. Vista is available in six separate versions - three for home users, two for businesses and one for emerging markets.

I think some people will get caught out :roll:
#27
As the token non-Windowsy person here on HOTUKDEALS (it seems), I just wanted to throw a vote in for OS X or Linux. OS X is (and has been for quite a few years now) a viable alternative to Windows. Its slightly more pricey (for a reason), and you can't play games on it (that's what a Wii/360 is for!), but 99% of everything else you could want to do is covered in some way on OS X. They can even run Windows if you really really need it.

And they're as stable as hell. And the software updates work. And the bundled software is awesome.

Go have a play with one in an Apple store and let us know what you think.

...and so begins the flamewar...

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