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Annoyed

I received Vista Premium with a new laptop (ACER 5100), fought with it for
about a month. Did 4 complete re-installations. Found work arounds, mostly
in this newsgroup (thanks to all), thought I had it prety well working
except for the Windows Live Mesenger, no sound or audio with a video
connection.
Always carefully shutdown everything correctly - went to boot the computer
last night and it came up that there was a problem and it would not fix the
problem as it promised, I had to start again with a complete re-installation
from the disks I had created.
For some unknown reason the total backup I had created using Acronis, the
files were missing, boot disk worked. So I still have a few more hours to
spend replacing my programs.
At least I had about 5 weeks of a working Vista - I got too comfortable -
carefull everyone - I made a point of putting all my data on another
partition, didn't loose it.
I stll think Vista is a pile of horse do do, and when the warranty is up,
this machine goes back to XP (XP was on it before they put Vista do do on
it, shows up in the hidden partition).
Protect your data, don't keep it on any partition containing Vista. Don't
even think about upgrading. My 2 cents worth.
 
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Lang Murphy

Annoyed said:
I received Vista Premium with a new laptop (ACER 5100), fought with it for
about a month. Did 4 complete re-installations. Found work arounds, mostly
in this newsgroup (thanks to all), thought I had it prety well working
except for the Windows Live Mesenger, no sound or audio with a video
connection.
Always carefully shutdown everything correctly - went to boot the computer
last night and it came up that there was a problem and it would not fix
the problem as it promised, I had to start again with a complete
re-installation from the disks I had created.
For some unknown reason the total backup I had created using Acronis, the
files were missing, boot disk worked. So I still have a few more hours to
spend replacing my programs.
At least I had about 5 weeks of a working Vista - I got too comfortable -
carefull everyone - I made a point of putting all my data on another
partition, didn't loose it.
I stll think Vista is a pile of horse do do, and when the warranty is up,
this machine goes back to XP (XP was on it before they put Vista do do on
it, shows up in the hidden partition).
Protect your data, don't keep it on any partition containing Vista. Don't
even think about upgrading. My 2 cents worth.

And... you're sure the core issue is Vista... not hardware, not drivers... I
mean "...went to boot the computer last night and it came up that there was
a problem..." What problem? "...and it would not fix the problem as it
promised..." What would not fix the problem it promised to fix? Just exactly
how did "it" promise to fix the problem?

Putting data on a separate partition from the OS is a good thing. I
subscribe to that configuration. With any OS.

Lang
 
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Drew

How long have you had the laptop ??Why do you blame Vista and not the idiots
who put it on your laptop??
 

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