Right again, Kerry. Unfortunately for me, I've made many costly mistakes in
the past few weeks. I have my own copy (legit) of Windows XP Home Edition but
I find now I rather want to make VISTA work for me - or should I say, I want
to adpat to what VISTA has to offer. The store salesman who told me I "had"
to buy the new Office Suite was either dishonest or simply ignorant. I should
have done my homework first.
ROXIO/Sonic Solutions is on my hit list at this time. They sold me Easy
Media Creator 9 in mid January. It worked nicely on XP, but as you know the
Sonic Solutions DLA driver is incompatible with VISTA. ROXIO now advtertises
compatibility with VISTA. This is blatantly dishonest and unethical. I
purchased Easy Media Creator Deluxe 9 in hopes the "new" compatibility with
VISTA would solve my problems. SONIC messed up the order, charged me twice
for the same thing and the product still is no good with VISTA. I'll start by
appealing the double charge at my bank. Whether or not the Ohio State
Attorney General or U.S. Post Office get involved will be determined by any
response I am still waiting for from ROXIO on this matter. They do a great
job of ignoring customers.
"Kerry Brown" wrote:
> You were misinformed about Office 2003. It works fine in Vista. You have
> also been misinformed about going back to XP. Backup your data, reinstall XP
> and your programs, then restore your data. Do you have an XP CD or a set of
> manufacturer's restore disks?
> Kerry Brown
> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> "Michael in Columbus Ohio" <MichaelinColumbusOhio@discussions.microsoft.com >
> wrote in message news:AA051B3C-0A4F-4AD8-85B8-59888F095046@microsoft.com...
> > Kerry is right...unfortunately.
> > I went through the turn off UAC routine. I had to re-boot, and discovered
> > nothing had actually changed except that UAC was off and I needed to reset
> > it
> > and do a cold boot. I'm back after the cold boot, Administrator is once
> > again
> > free to hide things from me and put invisible roadblocks everywhere I want
> > to
> > go.
> > If only I had known before I purchased VISTA. This is one awful operating
> > system. I'm stuck with it. I tried to go back to XP but VISTA won't let
> > me. I
> > spent close to $500.00 for VISTA Home Premium plus Office Home and Student
> > 2007. The Office purchase was because I was told at Staples that Office
> > Professional 2003 was incompatible with VISTA.
> > "Kerry Brown" wrote:
> >> Here's a good explanation of UAC and the new security features in Vista.
> >> http://www.jimmah.com/vista/Security/uac.aspx
> >> Contrary to some of the other posts I recommend you do not turn off UAC.
> >> It
> >> will seriously compromise the security of your computer and it will cause
> >> problems with some programs.
> >> --
> >> Kerry Brown
> >> Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
> >> http://www.vistahelp.ca
> >> "Michael in Columbus Ohio"
> >> <MichaelinColumbusOhio@discussions.microsoft.com >
> >> wrote in message
> >> news:311E1C61-8C2A-4785-B0B0-E41EC472E1D7@microsoft.com...
> >> >I am new to VISTA. As I try to move around in my PC I discover many
> >> >folders
> >> > are missing things I know are there. I can open the folder as
> >> > Administrator
> >> > and the missing items appear! I try to open applications and I'm told I
> >> > need
> >> > permission from the Administrator (ME!) to continue.
> >> >
> >> > This maze of false doors and blocked passageways is driving me nuts.
> >> > How
> >> > can
> >> > I simply use everything in my PC again and not have this goofy and
> >> > constant
> >> > interruption to everything I do? Security is one thing, but this is way
> >> > over
> >> > the top!