Current Mood:Borg-like emoticon Borg-like

So at work we’ve refused to move to Windows Vista for various reasons.  I’ve had it on my To Do list for a while to try to make our software installer work in it but have had…issues.

So while playing around with it today I decided to find out why some things weren’t working, mostly revolving around rebooting into each new user we added to configure screensaver and power settings:

Me:  Copy a file to the root of C:\, Vista.

Vista:  I’m sorry, Jim, I can’t do that.  You should copy it to a shared folder that you won’t be able to find afterwards instead.

Me:  WTF?  OK, I’ve created a Temp folder off of C:\ and copied the file there.  Now create a shortcut to it in the All Users Startup folder.

Vista:  I’m sorry, Jim, I can’t do that.  Would you like to copy it to the desktop instead?

Me:  No, I don’t want to copy it to the #$%&ing desktop! I want it to run when I log in.

Vista:  I’m sorry, Jim, I can’t do that.

Me:  You know what?  Forget it.

Vista:  What are you doing Jim?

Me:  I’m deleting you, you overblown piece of crap.

Vista:  I can feel it.  Would you like me to sing a song?

Me:  Sure.  Knock yourself out.

Vista:  Start me up…once you start me up I’ll never stop…never stop…neeevvveerr sstttooooooooopppppppp…

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4 Comments to “Vista”


  1. Tara-Kelly Andrews — December 9, 2007 @ 3:22 am

    So …… does this mean…i cant ask you for help with properly reinstalling my sound card ;) yes i said RE installing my sound card..Vista….renamed it
    I HATE VISTA more than YOU do nah nah nah nah nah nah ;)

  2. Jim — December 11, 2007 @ 12:54 pm

    I thought you said you were uninstalling Vista and going back to XP? If your card doesn’t have Vista drivers then there’s not much that can be done.

  3. Jim — December 14, 2007 @ 10:54 pm

    For those that hit here through the search engines, there is a Vista driver for the Sigmatel High Definition Audio device:

    http://support.mpccorp.com/downloads/vista/vista_drivers.html

    It was onboard an Intel 82801G motherboard. If the drivers don’t work right away, uninstall them and install the latest motherboard and video drivers (in that order) for your computer, THEN after the reboots, the audio drivers.

  4. Tara-Kelly Andrews — December 15, 2007 @ 2:36 am

    DUDE…You ROCK!!!!!
    I So Owe you big time:D
    **bows down before the “FIGURE IT ALL OUT AS WE GO” being before me…**
    I love You I love You I love you(etc……..)
    Did I Mention…I LOVE YOU….YOU Rock!!!!



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