Beware MS Vista!

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Mar 18, 2007 8:17 pm

I just purchased a Dell computer loaded with the new Vista program. It has been absolute h*ll this weekend getting everything transferred from the old computer (Windows XP) over to the new computer (Windows Vista).

Belkins has a USB cable and software which allows you to perform a direct transfer of specific programs or the entire lot, to the new computer. (Beats burning CDs!) However, many of my programs that were XP compatible are not Vista compatible.

Peripherals are a further pain in the b*tt!! My "3 in 1" Brother fax machine (which is 3.5 years old) is completely incompatible with the new computer. No more scanning to the hard drive. I bought a new HP "3 in 1" a few hours ago, to replace the Brother. Guess what? That's incompatible, as well! I talked to HP and they don't know when they'll develop a patch to make their machines talk to Vista programs. Time to short HP?

So, here's my advice to anyone purchasing anything having to do with Vista or work with Vista, make sure it is compatible!!!!! It doesn't matter how new it is. The manager at Office Depot, in my area, has reported numerous returns due to the incompatibility with Vista.

Sign me...Tech Wreck!!

Mar 18, 2007 10:06 pm

After my recent disaterous foray into the world of the MacBook, I for one

won’t be buying ANY “new improved” technology.

I feel your pain, brother Doberman!

Mar 18, 2007 10:07 pm

SP: disasterous

Mar 19, 2007 7:08 am

Sounds like another awesome product launch for Mister Softee.

The graphical interface “look” of the Vista desktop is only about…4 years

behind Apple’s. The most amazing thing is that MSFT is incapable of an

original thought. All they do is copy what other’s innovate.

I’m surprised they haven’t come out with thier own line of ETFs.   

Mar 19, 2007 8:17 am

Well, I’m not MSFT’s biggest fan, but compared with this piece of garbage

MacBook that I bought…

Mar 19, 2007 11:41 am

I’m not going to engage in a pissing match with you Starka. Suffice it to say

that you are in a microscopic minority of dissatisfied Mac users.

You must be a fan of Linux, then?

Mar 19, 2007 4:29 pm

I’d be hard pressed, Skee, to call myself a Mc “user”. Unfortunately, I can’t

keep that blasted thing running long enough to decide whether or not I like

the system. I seem to have gotten a lemon, and they insist they can fix it.

It’s been 7 times in five months, and I’m now insisting that they give me a

new machine or refund my money.