Technical Stuff: December 2008 Archives

Probably not on this blog, but on my old one, I'm sure I must have mentioned it.  I have been trying, unsuccessfully, to get Vista to allow me to update Windows - Microsoft, in all its "wisdom" does not allow you to download updates and then install them.  No, oh, no.  Heaven forbid someone with a pirated copy keep that copy up to date.  Meanwhile, at least thousands of people (from the description of this problem on many, many techie websites), with bonafide, licensed copies of Vista (the most awful OS ever - give me DOS 5.9) cannot protect our computers from all the damn security issues that Microsoft so wisely left in their programs.  

It is like a Catch 22.  I can't update windows, so I go to the Microsoft website, type in the error # 80080005 and there is no friecking information on that error, and to use Windows Update to correct it - ARGGHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

.  So I start looking in the forums on Microsoft and other places, and I see all kinds of people trying desperately to correct the problem.  And no one has an answer.  NO. ONE.

Blech.  So, I am going to have to copy all my files to my external drives, and try to find all the numbers and codes I need to reinstall Vista - the software that Dell gave me for reinstallation does not appear to have a freaking repair option.  And I'm going to lose a ton of stuff, I'm sure of it. 

I have been struggling with this for a year now.  

I really hate VISTA!!

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