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February 21 2007 @ 12:13 pm
Good reason to hate Microsoft...  

So my computer has started scream (well not literally) that is it... what does it say... Fraudulant? That I may be a victim of software fraud! I completely know this isn't true because we purchased the system from Microsoft. So they're fools. I asked our computer guy and get this... because Microsoft wants people to buy Vista their "Automatic Updates" have made your computer tell you your system could be fraudulant and so you'll have to call in and they'll tell you to fix it you should upgrade to Vista.

Why be so deceiving? Because they're evil... still I won't switch to a Mac. And according to the Comp Guy... the message will eventually disappear. How annoying.

Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
tracyj23: My Happy Facetracyj23 on February 21st, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Macs are easier. Trust me, I've used both systems (and I'm a complete tech unsavvy person). Macs are a thousand times better. Windows and everything related to microsoft SUCKS.

My hubby has Vista on his tablet (which is a HP I think) and he rather likes it. But that's because microsoft stole ideas from Apple and a lot of the 'neat' features of Vista are things that are standard on apple products.

As I said, I've used both and I would never switch back to a PC. NEVER. Microsoft is ONLY in the computer business to make lots of money and they do it at their customers expense.

Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. I just don't understand why when people hate microsoft and have endless problems with them they won't try a mac.
Jill aka Jo: Comic- Garfield Didnt Startsireesanwar on February 21st, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Or I'll push you off your soapbox! No, I'm kidding. Really... it was just a joke.

I have to say, though, that I'm not a fan of Macs. Experienced them and didn't like them. I don't have a personal comp so I use the ones at work and I most of our programming is in compatable with Mac whereas it works without problem or relies on something from MS.

I've also had the problem with people who have Mac's not being able to work with something I've sent them... documents and such which is such a pain.

I know that MS are bloodsuckers but I just don't like Mac.... and while I've had problems with my work PC... I usually figure it out pretty quickly. I KNOW PCs... I'm the one everyone in my frakkin work comes to for help so going to Mac now would be like starting from scratch... I could barely take not understand things in PhotoShop... I'd be in tears on a Mac.... I know it.
tracyj23tracyj23 on February 21st, 2007 10:54 pm (UTC)
I guess it's what you know best that works. I just find macs to be so much easier to use - it's much more intuitive in that you don't have to know the correct command for something - you just click on it and it's done.

Macs (especially now) can do anything a PC can and are compatible in every way, provided you have the right software. My hubby (who's an expert on computers in general and on macs) can do anything on his mac that a PC person can do. The only reason I have trouble with people's files and such (I do a fair amount of beta'ing for people) is because I'm a nitwit and can only do very basic things. I think it took me about a week to figure out how to post in LJ (with a cut). :)
Jill aka Jo: LFN- FacePalmsireesanwar on February 22nd, 2007 01:01 am (UTC)
Yeah well it usually takes me a while of feeling really stupid before I get the hang of something... I really should learn Macs but since I'm never around them anymore... well I'd have to buy one and right now I'm still twiddling my thumbs over the iPod... I'm such a ninny...
Cecilie: Miss Parker sadcila81 on February 21st, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
That is so annoying! I have a similar problem with my windows XP, according to Microsoft it's not an authentic copy. I haven't had money to buy a new one and because of that I can't update my compute with the latest updates, I'm afraid my computer might crash if I don't get it fixed :(
Jill aka Jo: LFN- Michaelsireesanwar on February 21st, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
I don't think it should. I turned off the Auto Updates. That's what my computer guy told me to do. Start >> Control Panel >> Security Center. My computer works just find. You probably don't even have to mess witht he Updates....

Do something for me...
Go to Run... (under start)
put this into it
oobe/msoobe /a
It should tell you about your activation. Mine says it is which means the fraud stuff is all bull.

Let me know...
Ceciliecila81 on February 21st, 2007 11:05 pm (UTC)
That's good to know, because it's been like that for quite some time now. Do you know what will happen if the computer goes without updates for a long time?

I did it, it tells me "windows is already activated" strange...

By the way, love your icon! :D
Jill aka Jo: LFN- Michaelsireesanwar on February 22nd, 2007 01:03 am (UTC)
I don't know so if you're worried just don't turn them off... I think the message will eventually go away.

Mine said my was already activated too... see it is a ploy which came from MS through the updates to panic us... meanies...

I love kissing that icon too... I mean I love my Michael icon too *blushes*
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on February 22nd, 2007 02:01 am (UTC)
Yes, it does sound like it's the Windows Genuine Advantage checking program thingy that is to blame. It basically is there to check whether you are using a legit copy of Windows or not. I think you can still continue to update/patch up your OS, as long as you do it manually via MS update webby and avoid WGA that way.

I too do not mix well with Macs.. yet a puter that I won't have to reboot, say for a few times a year, would be a nice thing indeed...
Mira -Blueberry Witch / human in Elf disguise..miravisu on February 22nd, 2007 02:29 am (UTC)
btw, did you buy the puter including operating system as a package deal, and if so did you change stuff/hardware in it? A friend told me that could (also) make Windows get silly..
Jill aka Jo: Movies - Alice Wonderlandsireesanwar on February 22nd, 2007 05:36 pm (UTC)
Nope... The computer (actual) hardware came from the computer guy and then we bought the operating systems from MS. I have the bill in my works filing. Of course, we've added programs but that is it and of course should cause a problem... no hardware added.

I'm positive its the updates because it is them that started in the the stupid "your system may not be genuine". Like I showed Cila... I checked my "Authencity"(sp?) and it says it's fine... it's just the stupid updates. Grrrrr MS.
nightfogunightfog on February 22nd, 2007 07:04 am (UTC)
oh that really sucks!!!

I hope that your PC will be back at normal soon and I also hope that mine won't start acting weird, 'cause I definitely won't upgrade to vista now *tz* everybody knows that it takes a while till the new MS programmes take a while till they run without troubles. I like XP and I'll use it as long as I can :-)
Jill aka Jo: Gate- Elizabeth distressedsireesanwar on February 22nd, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)
Well, we'll probably upgrade eventually but like you said not until it's has been around a while and they've ironed all the kinks out of it. I like XP tooo.... why much they change all the time. *sick* *cough*