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Keith Hambridge wrote:
> I also had a major problem with update KB 955020. In my case it
> resulted in my laptop computer continually recycling when trying to
> configure this update when shutting down the computer. The end
> result was that I had to have Windows Vista reinstalled at
> considerable cost and loss of a number of programmes. I was told by
> the computer spe******ts who reinstalled Windows Vista that this
> was not an isolated case as they had reinstalled Vista for others
> with the same problem.
> Has anyone else had this problem or has anyone seen anything from
> In addition to this problem Windows also said that my copy of Office
> 2007 was not legitimate so I have also lost Office 2007 so as can be
> imagined I am very unhappy with Microsoft.
You are responding to a newsgroup post started in July 2008. It is
September (nearly October) 2009. Not sure why you would choose this posting
to add to - but let's review the old posting:
.... and see what (if anything) your asking/trying to contribute to the stale
If these 'so-called' computer spe******ts were unable to actually fix your
issue (especially in this case) without data/application loss and they
charged you for the pleasure of rebuilding your computer and it took them
more than 24 hours - I personally believe they took you for a ride and/or
they just think they are computer spe******ts. ;-)
More than likely a repair installation with the same version (no SP, SP1 or
SP2) of Windows Vista you had (or one beyond what you had) would have fixed
the issue, kept your data and applications whole and you would have been
fixed in a few hours. Yep - likely that easy.
Worse than that is what update you were trying to install. Critical is not
a word I would use for this particular update. In fact - I would likely
just hide it if it gave me any trouble.
The words "Friendster," "Klum," "Nazr," "Obama," and "Racicot" are not
recognized when you check the spelling in Windows Vista and in Windows
Really - that's it. That's this 'patch'. Not only is it not necessary -
check out the 'work-around':
"To work around this issue, add the word to the dictionary."
"Windows" did not tell you that your copy of Office 2007 was not
legitimate - Office told you that and/or OGA.
If that even happened.
Was it illegitimate? If not - why would you lose said copy/license? You
should have a proof of purchase - that wins.
My suggestion would have been (given you were having trouble with said
update) to either hide the update and move on or hide the update and add the
words to your own dictionaries if you felt the need. If pushed, I would
suggest downloading the update manually and installing it that way.
Now you (or someone else) may take offense to me responding or my responses
themselves. Okay - I guess I can see how they might be construed. However
I see this as a learning opportunity for you (I don't think you should go to
those so-called 'computer spe******ts' anymore, I think you should have a
better backup plan, I think you haven't lost your office if you have a
receipt for its purchase, etc.) and something I felt should have comments on
it (it was unique in one way at least - it was a response to a 1 year 2
month+ old posting) - just because.
Nothing was meant to offend, just the way I see things.
In any case - I feel for your troubles - but without more to the story (Were
your 'computer spe******ts' really worth the money/time? Was Office 2007
legitimate? If so, why did you not complain - using the receipt - to those
you purchased it from? Or go through Microsoft to fix it?) - all I can draw
are the conclusions I have given... Which basically are 'not enough
information and I think you need new 'computer spe******ts'. ;-)
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