OT: Microsoft is really annoying!

Bernard Devlin bdrunrev at gmail.com
Thu Apr 15 04:09:05 EDT 2010

I just consigned windows to a read-only VM for ever.  If it wasn't for
Rev and it's failings on Linux, I wouldn't be running Windows at all.

After getting a malware infection that disabled my AV and Windows
Defender, and wouldn't let me reinstall AV (not even from "safe"
mode), I restored the laptop from the official restore disks.  That
restore failed.  Then I tried to install vanilla Vista.  That failed
(wouldn't accept the license number that came with the DVD, a DVD that
came directly from Microsoft themselves).  So I went back to use XP --
multiple BSODs, during the install.  I considered getting Windows 7,
but after reading the reviews over on Amazon, I decided I wasn't
throwing more money at MS.

I tried ubuntu 9.10.  It asked a few questions, then installed in
about 20 mins, everything working.  Ten years ago it was so hard to
get Linux up and running compared to Windows.  Now the tables have
turned.  If it wasn't for their abusive monopoly position, there is no
way MS would be able to get away with such rubbish.


On Wed, Apr 14, 2010 at 10:15 PM, Andrew Kluthe <andrew at rjdfarm.com> wrote:
> Sounds like you got some hijacks or some other kind of malware.
> Look it over with Malware Bytes Anti-Malware.
> I haven't used "Adaware" in quite a few years, but it might give you some
> solutions as well.
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