On Feb 2, 3:06 am, "Steve Richter" <StephenRich...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Feb 2, 2:43 am, "Steve Richter" <StephenRich...@gmail.com> wrote:
> > downloading the VS2005 service pack for Vista....
> > after the 431MB download, the download window was displaying
> > "verifying..." for about 10 minutes. With XP I never saw anything like
> > that. Is "verifying" something new in Vista?
> > thanks,
> > -Steve
> I have a lot of time on my hands ... now for the last 10+ minutes I
> am looking at "Windows installer .... preparing to install" no
> progress info, all my past experiences are counter to how slow this PC
> has become. Even typing is sluggish - panic city is setting in
what an aweful experience. after 40+ minutes of waiting with little
progress info, all the time spent "verifying" and "installing" is
wasted. The installer tells me I have to first uninstall MS Web
application projects before installing the service pack! No
indication at all that I can resume the install ...
even uninstalling software is an adventure. uninstalling MS Web
application projects from VS is taking 10+ minutes. ( it has been
saying time remaining 9 seconds for the last 3 minutes ) As part of
the uninstall process the entire PC goes dark because an "unknown"
program from Microsoft is trying to access my system. Until I decide
to allow that program to access my system my PC is locked up - what if
I want to use the internet to research this unknown program from this
unknown company called "microsoft"?