Re: Vista for dummies
- From: "webster72n" <webster72n@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 30 Mar 2010 17:49:30 -0400
"DavidW" <no@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:UJtsn.86924$gF5.47814@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Michael wrote:DavidW" <no@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
webster72n wrote:"DavidW" <no@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
Shenan Stanley wrote:DavidW wrote:What I mean is: Vista IS for dummies.
1. Attach a device to a USB port and the hardware wizard does not
give you a choice as to the location of the drivers, as XP did.
It decides where to search and if it doesn't find them it simply
fails. It gets worse: if you unplug and re-plug the device,
nothing happens (even after a re-boot). This is because when it
failed to find drivers it placed the device in the devices list
as a failed device, so next time it sees that it's already tried
and failed so it takes no action. Now, did it occur to Vista's
designers that the correct drivers might exist _only_ in a
location known to the user? Not everything is on the net. With
XP all you had to do was tell the hardware wizard where to look.
With Vista you have to go into the Device Manager, locate the
device and update the driver, and _then_ you can specify the
location. In their effort to make Vista simpler, Microsoft has
succeeded in making it more complicated. 2. I have a message popping up that says "Windows detected a hard
disk problem" and it gives me these choices:
- back up my files to avoid losing them
- remind me later
- ignore the problem (not recommended)
Well, how about telling me what the problem actually is and what
Windows intends to do about it? Ah, that must be under "Show
details". No, I'm afraid not. All I get there is a more verbose
description of what it's already told me and the disk that's
reporting the problem (drive E:, which contains nothing
whatsoever that Windows Vista should be interested in). Still
nothing about the nature of the problem, how to go about fixing
it etc. Is it a bad sector, a failure to respond at all,
something else? Got any information at all? No, nothing.
Absolutely useless. Then there are the endless interruptions to what I'm doing to
confirm that I really want to run this program. Yes, I really
want to run it because that is what computers _do_. They run
programs. This computer-users-are-just-really-stupid-people treatment makes
Windows Vista one big lemon.
I guess someone isn't a 'power user' but wants to be, eh?
Whom did you have in mind?
The OP needs to look in the mirror, lol.
Why? I notice that no one has attempted to address or defend any of
the issues raised. Is it reasonable, for example, that the hardware
wizard fail to work when Windows cannot find drivers, even though
the user has them right there but wasn't asked, and then require an
investigation by the user to figure out what to do next, which might
or might not be successful, depending on his experience or skill?
If I'm reading this correctly then I'd bet the house your mommy still
feeds and changes you. Does she still tuck you in and make the
closet monster go away?
Still no mention of the issues raised. Are you MS people so sensitive to criticism that the best you can do is childish responses like the one above?
Issues? No - Criticism? Yes, but unwarranted & unwanted!
And I am as far removed from MS, as the north pole is from the south pole.
Now go to 'Mommy'.
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