Windows?

heh, my desktop crashed, and while I'm downloading a copy of my distro on CD so I can see what happened to the drive, I installed XP on a server laying around here, just for the heck of it. Besides forgetting how to use windows (yes, I continually use the scroll wheel as a middle mouse button, and try to copy and paste using highlighting and the middle mouse button)

Anyway, I decide "I probably want to run windows update right away". Now I remember why I stopped running windows as my desktop OS.

Computer Fails When Connected To A UPS
Download size: 161 KB, < 1 minute
This update resolves the "Cannot Start the UPS Service" issue in Windows XP, and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article Q310437. This issue can cause your computer to fail when it is connected to an Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS). Download now to prevent your computer from failing when it is connected to a UPS.

Yes, having a UPS connected to a windows machine can cause it to fail. *cough* I always thought that uptime is what a UPS was all about..

Q310510: Recommended Update
Download size: 220 KB, < 1 minute
This update resolves the "Playback and Copy-Protection Issues When You Try to Play the Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs DVD Movie" issue in Windows XP and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article Q310510. Download now to be able to play Disney's "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" Platinum Collection DVD.

Yep, can't play a DVD for your kids on the computer? Check out windows update! *shudder*

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
Download size: 794 KB, < 1 minute
This update resolves the "Files and Settings Are Not Transferred When You Use the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" issue in the User Migration Tool, and is discussed in Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Article Q307869. The tool might not migrate some settings correctly. This update fixes the migration of cookies and some Outlook Express settings. Download now to correct this problem before migrating data.

Yea, our files and settings transfer wizard fails to perform its basic tasks.

Leave it to Microsoft to have such ridiculous bugs in their software. At least I know the drive corruption that my computer likely encountered running linux was probably due to a hardware issue from a long time ago that I've just been ignoring. (i.e. It was my own damn fault)

4 thoughts on “Windows?”

    1. The weird part is, I can always figure out what's wrong with windows, I just can't use it.

      Hell, I used to give tech support on Windows 3.1 when I was younger, and I didn't even have an intel based processor in my posession. I'd used Windows 3.1 all of once for a few minutes when I gave my first repair advice. :-)

  1. Strange windows problems

    That is bizarre beyond all else. So, you have a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and windows is able to detect it and tell you that there's a problem connecting your machine to it? How does it know? Is the UPS plugging in on a serial port?

    1. Re: Strange windows problems

      I'm assuming that the UPS monitoring service is enabled and fails after communication, and then the windows machine thinks the power has failed, and shuts down. But since this machine gets its corporate OS load of linux on it tomorrow, I don't think I'm gonna bother to figure out what they're talking about here. :-/

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