Sunday, September 07, 2008

Do NOT Download XP SP3

Microsoft has a new Service Pack for Windows XP available.

Available to idiots stupid enough to download it.

If they had it debugged and fixed, you would just get it in the middle of the night and be none the wiser.

But it is still in that

"Psst! Hey buddy! C'mere. Look at dis! I got a new XP Service pack available. Wanna give it a try? Ah, c'mon! Ya big fuckin' pussy! Ya ain't got a hair on yer ass if ya don't download it!"

Here is proof of what I'm talking about.

Microsoft is offering FREE, 24/7, three channel (email, live chat and phone) technical support for XP SP3 problems until April, 2009!

Doesn't that seem a bit overly generous for Microsoft?

More proof.

I actually had a real, live, Microsoft tech working with me for about 6 hours today trying to fix my problem.

It's still not fixed, but I'm just sayin'. When was the last time you actually got that kind of attention from Microsoft?

I hope to have more to report when I'm no longer operating in SAFE MODE!


m.v. said...

I got it, no problems at all

emawkc said...

Sounds like you might be ready to by a Mac.

Xavier Onassis said...

emawkc - been waiting for the first person to say that. You win a punch in the dick! CONGRATS! See you at the next blogger meet! I'll be easy to recognize. I'll be the guy punching you in the dick! :)

Anonymous said...

What problem are you having. It's worked fine on my lap-top. I think it's because my laptop is new, so there are fewer software conflicts.

My home PC on the other hand...let's just say it reboots on it's own damn schedule. I've been on the phone too, but Microsuck hasn't been so nice...maybe I should try fewer expletives when talking to them. Nah, fuck that.

Good luck man.

Capt. Geoffrey Spaulding said...

Heh- XP quit running my radar program on this rig- forcing me downstairs to Ms. Rittenhouse's comfuser (oddly also running XP) for analysis & images.

Even my comp techie gave up.

Stinkbait Boucher said...

Emawkc speaks the truth - but then I'm a Mac evangelist from way back.

Unfortunately I use a PC for most of what I do and so have mixed emotions on the SP3 front.

I am a McAfee anti-virus customer. I found out quite by accident that my McAfee antivirus was unable to update definitions after the service pack. It didn't fail loudly - just failed and it took me three weeks to notice. If you're a McAfee user - check that.

On the positive side - SP3 fixed the non-functional SD card on my Dell tablet PC.

emawkc said...

Ah sheesh. Me and my big keyboard. I wish I had a nickle for every time I typed something that gets me a punch in the dick.

DKC said...

Emawkc hit a nerve, Emawkc hit a nerve.