Sunday, April 10, 2011

Windows 7 is insidious and vicious

As I said in an earlier post, I had stopped all updates from windows because they were sabotaging my other software.  Recently, we got a new cel phone and I decided to load some pictures from it into my computer.  When I connected it to the computer, instead of doing the normal plug and play, Windows notified me that it would have to set up a driver first and, in order to do that, I would have to allow automatic updates.  I was very reluctant to allow that but eventually decided to go ahead and allow updates for a few minutes in order to have the camera and computer communicate.  A VERY FOOLISH DECISION !!  After a very long session of waiting on the installation process, Windows notified me that the installation had been unsuccessful.  Okay, so much for that, but the next time I used my greeting card software, my printer stopped printing in color right in the middle of printing a card.  First assumption — the color ink cartridge had run dry.  However, other things would print in color.   So, I uninstalled and reinstalled the greeting card program but it would still not print in color.  Fortunately, I had created a restore point for the computer about a week earlier and I did a system restore to that point, which was before I had allowed windows to sneak in with their malicious updates.  Well guess what??  My greeting cards printed in color again !!!
     It is frutrating and infuriating  to have to be constantly on guard against the operating system that is installed inside your own computer.   Every time I plug in a flash drive Windows wants to scan it for errors.  NEVER!!!  Why should windows care what is on my flash drive?  What has happened to Micrsoft?   Why are they trying to destroy their competition rather than outperforming them?

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