On 5 Dez., 23:56, Crazed Weevil <gu...@unknown-email.com> wrote:
> I've just bought a copy ofVistaHome Premium 64bit upgrade from the
> Microsoft Windows Marketplace and I can't get the thing to even make me
> an image to install it. When I run the main 'exe' file it gives me an
> error once it starts to unpack all the files 'Cannot extract WindowsVistaSetup' with a web link to referencing 'WMHFUSEN/102322'. Does
> anyone know what this error code means? The link only leads back to the
> Windows Marketplace and there is no useful information there...
> I've re-downloaded all three files that make up the installation disc
> both through the little download manager thing the marketplace uses and
> through IE itself and there doesn't seem to be any corruption. Also have
> plenty of free space on the hard drives.
> Currently running on XP Pro 32bit and the following main hardware:
> EVGA 680i
> 4GB RAM
> Crazed Weevil
You are not alone:
Microsoft have gone soft. They have a worldwide monopoly, and so
simply do not care what buggy rubbish they impose upon the
The public are expected to blame themselves.
When you buy, for example, a Mercedes car, you expect quality. That is
because there are BMW, Audi, Porsche, VW and more in Germany alone.
When you add on Renault, Citroen, Fiat and the hordes of quality far-
eastern manufacturers, you realise that Mercedes have to work hard to
stay in the lead.
Not so with Microsoft. There are no real contenders on the horizon.
Unix, Linus? Forget it.
It seems to me that there is a fundamental flaw in the GLOBAL ERROR
HANDLER of Vista.
A bit of history: Once upon an ancient time, there was "Uncle" Clive
Sinclair. He built and marketted the ZX81 (in the States Sinclair-
Timex 100). It had an instruction book, with error codes. It had a
standard return to the error handler. The word "ERROR" was printed,
followed by the contents of the accumulator.
Thus, "ERROR 0" meant no error.
"ERROR 4" meant short of memory. I know it well. It only had one K.
Nowadays, things have not changed. Routines still return to the error
handler with a number in some register. However, the error handler
opens a window. The meaning of the error code is looked up in an error
list, depending on the software you are using, and typeset into that
Things get very confused, however, when we bring in the multitasking.
With a zero (NO error) in the register, the program is heading for the
error handler. It is intercepted by the interrupts. On return, the
registers are corrupt. It signals errors that are not there. It even
tries to CORRECT those non-existent errors, thereby CRASHING the
This is WHOLLY UNACCEPTABLE from a company vastly richer than Mercedes-
On the Internet, I get "Web Page currently unavailable". I clear the
box. The page arrives.
At home, with NO INTERNET CONNECTION, when I try to access a
directory, I get "Resource currently unavailable". I clear the box,
and it works.
At home, I try to view an AVI file. This is a Microsoft standard.
Windows Media Viewer says "Format not recognised". I clear the box,
and it TAMPERS WITH THE VIDEO, shrinking it and destroying the
I try a new scanner-printer. It says "Printer offline". I have checked
everything. It is not the USB cable, on anything like that. It is
Many, many programs crash. It also offers Internet services I do not
want - whilst I am offline. It will not take "No" for an answer. A few
minutes later, it asks again. Not everybody is on the Internet, or
wants to be. These amateurs at Microsoft assume that EVERYBODY is on
VISTA is RUBBISH.
Will Microsoft supply a patch other than on the Internet? The Internet
is insecure. Many viruses call themselves "Microsoft Critical Patch".
I don't want Internet on my LAPTOP. I am free of viruses, and staying
I am sorry I have to deliver such bad news.
Charles Douglas Wehner