Vista Woes :(
I spent all evening trying to load Windows Live Messenger on to my daughter's computer last night only to be disappointed. She had Messenger up to last week, then a pop-up told her she had to upgrade.
She pushed the upgrade button.
That's when the fun began... of course.
I can download the Windows Live Program from Microsoft, even choose what I want to install, but when it starts loading the Messenger, with all the extras, it stalls at around 55-60%. If I try to load the Messenger by itself, it stalls at 97%.
Any ideas? I'm not positive, but it almost seems like this problem is tied to a windows block program, which I have had no luck shutting off either >:(
Please help a poor guy get his nagging daughter (Daaaaddd, when are you going to fix my computer...Daaaaadddd, is it working yet?... Daaaaddd!) off his back :(
Try Linux Mint. A great alternative to Windows bloatware. It's free, you can demo it from the cd without installing, and you can install beside windows. It still has a bunch of alternatives to programs that is in windows, including Messenger. Plays your mp3's & movies, tons of games, office apps, multimedia apps, internet apps, etc. Basically, it can do whatever windows can do, plus a lot more.
Hang in there, Gruntly.
Windows 7 is due out October 22nd.
have you tried system restore...........to the day before incident??
if that don't get anywhere..............try starting up in safe mode and scan the system for malware or virus
something on that machine doesn't like the "upgrade"
Dont be a DIY, call a computer pro....
Well thanks, guys, I'm trying the conficker thing right now and later I'll try the malware thing as well.
Vista sucks. Will be upgrading to Windows 7.