I Totally Agree With You
by SqueakeyCat - 3/15/07 9:09 AM
In Reply to: Windows Vista Bugs by photoham
My father just received his new computer Friday, the 9th of March. I have gone through PC Repair Courses, and, in every course I have taken I have not found ONE OF THEM to even include the VISTA program with the course outline or materials.
He bought a Dell Dimensions E 520. It has Vista Home Basic on it. We tried to install his DELL PHOTO ALL IN ONE 962 Printer/Fax/Scanner onto the computer.
All it did was the first disk (only asking for the SCANNER information). Also, when we rebooted the computer, and tried to FIND the printer, it could NOT be found anywhere.
We even looked for the ADD/REMOVE programs box that normally comes with the CONTROL PANEL. What we found, even in CLASSIC mode, was absolutely NO ADD/REMOVE icon or anything even remotely looking like that icon.
Also, after talking to a DELL TECH online for more than 2 1/2 hours, they still could NOT tell me where to find the printer at, or how to uninstall it to be able to reinstall it properly.
Another thing to keep in mind, is that the VISTA does NOT come with a manual on HOW TO USE IT. This part, should not be put to blame on DELL, but on Microsoft itself, as MICROSOFT is the one that made the program to begin with, NOT DELL, HP, or ne other company that puts the VISTA program on their computers.
Yet, another thing to keep in mind, is that a lot of these companies are NOT supplying RE-INSTALL disks, but, they r taking up, on an average, of 25% of ur hard drive, to make "a picture" copy of your system ON YOUR HARD DRIVE, in case of having to reformat the hard drive.
The 3rd party company, no matter who it is, is telling you that you r getting an 80 gb hd (example), of that 80 gbs, 25% or more of it, is JUST ANOTHER COPY OF YOUR OPERATING SYSTEM. If a company is going to advertise 40, 80, 120, 160, 200, 250, 300, 500 GB, or even 1TB of hard drive space, then give the customer that space, and ADD the extra space for their so called PICTURE COPY of the system, NOT take away from the usable space we are asking for.
I bought my Dell, in July 2006. On the front of the computer, in plain site of anyone that looks at it, it says VISTA CAPABLE on it, yet, when I tried to upgrade to VISTA, I was given information that states that MY COMPUTER (though it STATES CLEARLY THAT IT IS VISTA CAPABLE), is NOT VISTA CAPABLE at all.
To show you what I mean about the above, here is the link to the page that was displayed to me, concerning my VISTA CAPABLE COMPUTER:
and I hope that this link works, especialy for those that have a DELL computer, that states that it is VISTA CAPABLE on it.
Between DELL & MICROSOFT, I too am fed up with their BS. AND FOR GODS SAKE DON'T DO REMOTE ASSISTANCE WITH ANY DELL TECH. The one tech that I allowed to do remote assistance, wound up SCREWING UP a 2 week old computer, AND, DELL has done absolutely NOTHING to help fix it, or even send a tech OUT TO MY HOUSE to see where the problem is coming from. So, needless to say, almost 8 months later, I STILL HAVE THE SAME ISSUES as I had back in AUGUST OF 2006 when this computer was only 2 weeks old.
And as for the diehard "Microsoft can do no wrong" people, OPEN YOUR DAMN EYES AND SEE REALITY. Not once, since I have been using Microsoft Windows OS Programs, have I ever found one single computer that has NOT had errors of some sort that come up about drivers, ports, usb connections, etc., and that is NOT just due to using Dell products either, as I also have a COMPAQ WINDOWS XP OS & an IBM WINDOWS 98 OS, and BOTH of them also have problems with the same things that the new so-called BEST OS "VISTA" has.
So, in my opinion, NO it is NOT the 3rd parties fault about the drivers, but Microsofts. When I have 3 different types of computers, all with Windows OS on them, and all with driver issues, ports issues, usb connection issues, this does NOT become the third party's problem, this becomes a MICROSOFT problem.
And, just so everyone knows, I don't give a rats arse if anyone agrees with me or not, but I DO AGREE WITH PHOTOHAM.
Also, just so that you know, where it is saying that I DO NOT HAVE the items listed, I can readily prove to you that I do actually have what they are telling me I do NOT have.
And, if that page isn't enough proof for you about the VISTA OS program, then I will list specifically, every detail of my computer that it is telling me DOES NOT EXIST on my computer.