October 25th, 2002

Pikachu on the computer


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)
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