What a waste. Vista has some cool little features and comes with some software that XP should have come with many years ago. But with XP, I had not seen a BSOD in years. Now I get them multiple times a day with the â€œupgradeâ€ to Vista (no, in case you need further clarification â€“ I did not buy Vista. I bought a new computer, and it came with Vista). So I finally took yâ€™allâ€™s advice (yes, yâ€™allâ€™s is a word) and installed SP1 to get rid of the BSOD problems.
I set it to run this morning right before we left for worship. Got home, and I got this big fat lie from my computer: â€œWindows Vista Service Pack 1 has been successfully installed.â€ Sure it has. If you consider the fact that my wireless no longer works (Vista, just what *is* the purpose of a computer if you canâ€™t connect to the internet?) a success. I rolled back the driver; this did not fix the problem. Updated to Realtekâ€™s newest driver; also did not fix the problem. Ripped my toenails right out to dull the pain of Vista â€“ also no help.
Since I know just enough about computers to be able to successfully break them (hey, I should be on the Vista team at Microsoft!), I donâ€™t even know how to roll back to what I had before the â€œsuccessful upgrade.â€ Do I have to reinstall what came with the machine? Will I lose all of my files if I do? Ack, I just transferred a million bazillion files over via a half gig jump drive â€“ not the fastest process ever. Should I just go ahead and take a cyanide capsule and be done with it?
I guess I should dig out my XP CDs. Thanks for nothing, Microsoft. Remember how I was going to buy Office 2007? If I have to go to the trouble of reinstalling XP, I might as well bring over Office 2003 while Iâ€™m at it. No sense giving Microsoft any money â€“ theyâ€™ll just spend it on developing crap software.