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Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Peregrine, Oct 16, 2006.

  1. Peregrine

    Peregrine Guest

    MS fan here.
    Absolutely LOVE Vista.
    But I am a bit annoyed by how such a huge and supposedly 'in touch' company
    can continue to do not-so smart things.
    I ran 'Windows Update" last night on Vista. Something updated. Asked if I
    wanted to reboot., "Later" i told it. Since I did an UPGRADE and not a full
    install... on a whim I thought I would try Battlefield2. Surprise surprise,
    it worked!
    However every 12 minutes, BF2 minimized to the task bar "updates installed!
    Reboot?" "later" 12 minutes later...

    Come on guys! At least make it an HOURLY reminder...

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    Peregrine, Oct 16, 2006
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  2. I still don't understand when people complain in this way...

    You even stated you manually did the update. You know it might want to
    reboot. You knew it might change some core component that might crash since
    some other component that needed to be updated but couldn't until the reboot
    hadn't been updated. You knew all this when you went and manually said,
    "Hey - update my computer please..."

    You aren't even using automatic update - which is smart for someone who
    wants more control over there machine. Perfect.

    But when you manually tell it to update - don't do it until you are ready to
    go through with it all the way. You cannot pull your car through one of
    those long conveyer car washes and when you get to the blow drying part -
    decide you want to hang out there for a while. You started through the
    car-wash - you knew pretty much what to expect - now go the rest of the way.
    Shenan Stanley, Oct 16, 2006
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  3. Peregrine

    Peregrine Guest

    Nice reply.
    I DO, indeed, have auto update enabled. And last night I ran it again. It
    found drivers for the 2 pieces of hardware I was missing and a new Vista
    update. This time it DID ask me "Would you like to reboot now, remind you in
    10 minutes, remind you in 1 hour"....


    Apparently my suggestion has already been implemented?!?!
    Peregrine, Oct 17, 2006
  4. Peregrine

    Antioch Guest

    You used microsoft drivers for 2 pieces of hardware - I hope those two bits
    are made by microsoft. The drivers could be years old.
    As you love this betaware so much, I am surprised you did not post your
    thread in the vista groups.
    If you find the time, please learn to post properly, thank you.
    I would seek the vista groups out - just in case - it is betaware :)
    Antioch, Oct 17, 2006
  5. Peregrine

    Peregrine Guest

    No the hardware was not made by Microsoft. The Updates were from Microsoft
    FOR Vista. You telling me I shouldn't trust them? Example: one was for the
    AC97 Codec (onboard sound) - WHQL CERTIFIED. So MS might give me OLD drivers
    for Vista? Doubt it. In either case, everything works fine.
    I know how to post, thanks. Is this NOT the WINDOWS UPDATE section FOR
    Vista? The header pane of the page I am looking at says WINDOWS VISTA/HELP
    AND SUPPORT BETA... The left pane says WINDOWS VISTA NEWSGROUPS. The selected
    How is this the wrong place? Please explain.
    Why is everyone so crabby on this site?!? :D
    Peregrine, Oct 17, 2006
  6. Peregrine

    Antioch Guest

    Reply contextualised

    I would not trust anything associated with betaware from MS or any other
    manufacturer. I value the use of my one and only computer.
    I am not a beta tester - I do not have a testing machine.
    Whether or not the update drivers are only obtainable from MS
    I would not know.
    As far as I know it is not.

    The header pane of the page I am looking at says WINDOWS VISTA/HELP
    It is suggested that an issue such as yours is posted in the Vista General
    newsgroups at this link
    Another good group, so I believe is the
    Because you are using that ghastly/slow/outdated/error prone, web interface,
    it not unusual for posts in that web interface to come into the newsgroups.
    Why, I do not know. But that is why I and others do not use the web
    interface at all.
    Why not start using a newsreader?
    The matter regarding the update of drivers for AC97 has drifted into here
    before and posters have been pointed to the above link.
    Never noticed it ;-)
    Glad your problems is sorted though.
    Antioch, Oct 18, 2006
  7. Peregrine

    Peregrine Guest

    Thanks! I will switch to a newsreader. ;)

    Peregrine, Oct 18, 2006
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