My computer updated itself in the middle of the night, as it is set to update
daily at 3 am. I have been using a Western Digital MyBook external hard drive
for months, on Vista, which I installed on a computer I built myself. When I
woke up this morning to use some of the applications on the external HD, it
did not even show up. Sometime in the night Windows decided that the same HD
it had been using without incident for months should become an unknown USB
device whose drivers cannot be updated because it is just an unknown USB
device as opposed to a WD MyBook.
I hate Windows Vista. I regret installing it on a computer I put so much
effort into building and hunting out parts for. It's updates make it MORE
unwieldy and reduce it's ability to work with other devices. IF I can ever
get this hiccup worked out I am going to format my computer and install
Ubuntu. I will keep the Vista OS disc though-so that I can play Vista only
games on the MacBook I buy next in Parallels.
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