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New Windows 7 and Vista releases coming next week

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 21 Feb 2009 15:02 User comments (24)

New Windows 7 and Vista releases coming next week Microsoft has confirmed that a new updates for users of the Windows 7 beta is coming next week while also adding that a Release Candidate (RC) for the upcoming Service Pack 2 of Windows Vista is being sent out to a few testers.
Windows 7 manager Brandon LeBlanc noted that on February 24th, five test updates would be released which “will allow us to test and verify our ability to deliver and mange the updating of Windows 7”.

LeBlanc did add however that the new updates would not fix any bugs but instead would simply “replace system files with the same version of the file currently on the system”.

The updates will need to be added manually through Windows Updates.

Vista SP2 RC, build 6002.16670.090130, was recently released to Microsoft Connect testers and should soon find its way to a larger range of beta testers.

When the SP2 eventually hits, it will encompass all previous updates and patches for the OS and will include 691 hotfixes, adds the source.

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24 user comments

121.2.2009 15:22

I hope the Windows 7 beta updates fixes this crashing on boot problem I have. It's really annoying to start up your computer and get the blue screen and then have it restart and again waiting for it to boot... Waste my time...

221.2.2009 21:24

Originally posted by Morreale:
I hope the Windows 7 beta updates fixes this crashing on boot problem I have. It's really annoying to start up your computer and get the blue screen and then have it restart and again waiting for it to boot... Waste my time...
What did it say in the article?
Quote:
LeBlanc did add however that the new updates would not fix any bugs but instead would simply “replace system files with the same version of the file currently on the system”.
So, I guess you're out of luck.

321.2.2009 22:19

I've been using XP for around 6 years, and I was reluctant to upgrade to the bloated Vista OS, but I'm loving Win7, I think it's great. There are a few minor bugs I have noticed, such as hibernate function re-waking the system, and going back to sleep, and re-waking etc. And the copy function not working 100% of the time.

It's a shame this release doesn't fix any bugs, what's the real purpose of it?

422.2.2009 0:59
looser_ur
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I'm an administrator and network engineer with a fair amount of patience and I can honestly say that I have formatted my computers (both home and work) a total of five (5) times to give Vista a try. Once near the beginning of its inception, twice when SP1 came out, once for work computer and finally once a few weeks ago with SP2. I must say that SP2 currently is flawless. Don't listen to anyone saying otherwise.............their computer is in shambles if it's problematic or they're computer illiterates.

Vista is the worst thing since ME and is frankly a piece of shit. It crashes harder than any other system and causes files to corrupt. It does not work without issue with several games and there are tons of graphics card-related problems for both ATI and NVidia. I truly and emphatically feel sorry for anyone using Vista that is not a computer professional because poor old granny or dumb soccer moms just won't know what to do.

I am looking forward to 7. My company is a MS Gold Partner (not a big deal as any business can become one) BUT we are one of 60 worldwide companies that are NSIs or National Systems Integrators and we get EVERYTHING Microsoft first and free. 7 is on a few peeps computers and so far so good. Still.............I won't touch it until SP1 comes out for the public release.

I will only use XP (although bored with it) until this happens.

522.2.2009 2:27

I like Windows 7. I took and upgraded my Vista Ultimate. I'm very happy to see a smoother OS (hopefully) for the future. I'll continue to use it until the official release comes out. That will be the true test of times.

622.2.2009 6:11

I liked windows 7 as well - much faster and more stable than the Vista Home Premium I have - only problem I had was that it kept killing my internet connection after a few hours use and no amount of diagnostics or uninstalling and reinstalling network card drivers would help - had to stop using it as not being able to connect to internet was a fairly serious problem in my book :P

722.2.2009 9:10

My experiences with Vista and Windows7 are both excellent. Yes Vista is video card selective, for a reason, image quality.
Windows7 installed the easiest of any OS ever. No yellow ! for missing drivers. W7 is excellent for networking. When I added wireless, it took longer for the dvd drive to copy files than for me to have it running. A vast change for the better. I am an OEM builder.

822.2.2009 9:18
varnull
Inactive

yawn.. as an IT professional with many many years experience.. I wouldn't touch M$ software with a bargepole.. unreliable and insecure.. enough said.

923.2.2009 3:02

Originally posted by looser_ur:
I'm an administrator and network engineer with a fair amount of patience and I can honestly say that I have formatted my computers (both home and work) a total of five (5) times to give Vista a try. Once near the beginning of its inception, twice when SP1 came out, once for work computer and finally once a few weeks ago with SP2. I must say that SP2 currently is flawless. Don't listen to anyone saying otherwise.............their computer is in shambles if it's problematic or they're computer illiterates.

Vista is the worst thing since ME and is frankly a piece of shit. It crashes harder than any other system and causes files to corrupt. It does not work without issue with several games and there are tons of graphics card-related problems for both ATI and NVidia. I truly and emphatically feel sorry for anyone using Vista that is not a computer professional because poor old granny or dumb soccer moms just won't know what to do.

I am looking forward to 7. My company is a MS Gold Partner (not a big deal as any business can become one) BUT we are one of 60 worldwide companies that are NSIs or National Systems Integrators and we get EVERYTHING Microsoft first and free. 7 is on a few peeps computers and so far so good. Still.............I won't touch it until SP1 comes out for the public release.

I will only use XP (although bored with it) until this happens.
I'm no Vista fan but my daughter has been using it now for 2 years and had no problems and shes only 12 :) only problem with Vista is its a system hog but with a few fine tweaks runs better

1023.2.2009 11:36

I happen to love Windows 7 at the moment, and have it installed on one of my laptops to test. Only annoyance has been with video playback: my system locks instantly with any video. The supplied drivers for the Nvidia GeForce 440 Go came straight from Windows Update. Still looking for a solution however...

1123.2.2009 13:29
looser_ur
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Originally posted by varnull:
yawn.. as an IT professional with many many years experience.. I wouldn't touch M$ software with a bargepole.. unreliable and insecure.. enough said.

As much as I would LIKE to agree with you........and can't help but think that your statement was a seriously head-up-your-??? statement.

"Wouldn't touch MS with a bargpole"?? They control 90% of the world's computer marketplace. There is no avoiding MS unless you live under a rock and still use rotary telephones. Granted.....I will acknowledge the REMOTE possibility that you are employed in a situation that only used Linux/Unix/Macs but I would find that hard to believe. That would mean your entire family uses only those 3 and your friends never hit you up for help on their PCs. C'mon man........that's just a dumb statement. What kind of supposed "IT professional" are you? What....because you use a computer for leisure purposes, your a "professional" I can't wait to hear this where you don't use MS products AT ALL.

1223.2.2009 13:37
looser_ur
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by looser_ur:
I'm an administrator and network engineer with a fair amount of patience and I can honestly say that I have formatted my computers (both home and work) a total of five (5) times to give Vista a try. Once near the beginning of its inception, twice when SP1 came out, once for work computer and finally once a few weeks ago with SP2. I must say that SP2 currently is flawless. Don't listen to anyone saying otherwise.............their computer is in shambles if it's problematic or they're computer illiterates.

Vista is the worst thing since ME and is frankly a piece of shit. It crashes harder than any other system and causes files to corrupt. It does not work without issue with several games and there are tons of graphics card-related problems for both ATI and NVidia. I truly and emphatically feel sorry for anyone using Vista that is not a computer professional because poor old granny or dumb soccer moms just won't know what to do.

I am looking forward to 7. My company is a MS Gold Partner (not a big deal as any business can become one) BUT we are one of 60 worldwide companies that are NSIs or National Systems Integrators and we get EVERYTHING Microsoft first and free. 7 is on a few peeps computers and so far so good. Still.............I won't touch it until SP1 comes out for the public release.

I will only use XP (although bored with it) until this happens.
I'm no Vista fan but my daughter has been using it now for 2 years and had no problems and shes only 12 :) only problem with Vista is its a system hog but with a few fine tweaks runs better

I concur. I'm not saying EVERYONE has problems but the vast majority do. Besides, your kid is 12 and probably fairly savvy with technology and computers. Maybe not a guru but savvy. Additionally, most 12 year olds don't use their computers to the same extent that others do that are engaging in daily tasks.

I don't take credit away from your kid. Probably smart as heck and providing adults all the needed guidance regarding comps.

Besides......not only is a system hog (though not really anymore as I can get it started perfectly using only about 650 MBs RAM) but it has legitimate issue with network connectivity both wireless and wired and especially on a domain when trying to access network resources. It deems certain files "crucial" and locks them down so tight that one has to take complete ownership of all files and eliminate others that have any rights. Aero screws with graphics updates/drivers and cards. Brutal. Vista is the biggest unsuccess story MS ever offered and they should be ashamed for bringing it out.

An MS rep came to my place of business a few weeks back and I asked him honestly what his opinion is of Vista and what the overall concensus is and he flat out said he "does not like Vista" and the are "many complaints" and that "MS admittedly brought out Vista way too soon to appease the the peeps". I was astonished after hearing that.

1323.2.2009 13:40

Quote:
I will acknowledge the REMOTE possibility that you are employed in a situation that only used Linux/Unix/Macs but I would find that hard to believe.
Linux would be the correct assumption in this case.


1423.2.2009 15:23
looser_ur
Inactive

Quote:
Quote:
I will acknowledge the REMOTE possibility that you are employed in a situation that only used Linux/Unix/Macs but I would find that hard to believe.
Linux would be the correct assumption in this case.

As I figured but the 'remote' part being that in a business environment even MS products are used at the end-user level. Used at home too. It's just impossible to not use MS stuff 100% of the time..........or even 80%. MS is everywhere and as much as I hate the fact that they are.........it's truly an inevitability.

1523.2.2009 15:31
varnull
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excuse me.. at work we run solaris, and at home I have NO micro-crap software at all... a M$ free world is not only possible, in business it is far more usual than a person with your head well and truly stuck up your --- could imagine.. ALL the major banks run unix/solaris.. NOT anything from M$.. because it just isn't reliable or stable enough.

90% of the internet is run on linux or unix.. and by total machine count M$ software probably comes in a poor 4th place... even when you count in all the n00bs desktop machines. Induestral process machines.. traffic lights.. mobile phones.. atm's.. dtv boxes.. they all run linux/unix or solaris.. You hardly ever see M$ rubbish running in a truly professional business environment or on industrial hardware.

Thise of us who have been in computing when the choice was unix or cbm remember well what happened to cbm with their 90% hare of the home computer market.. they dies because they tried playing like M$.. monopoly and fanboyism.. apple had a huge market share in the early 90's.. they tried the same trick.. only run "approved" applications.. and lost to "free" windows 3.1 ..they have not only never recovered, they seem to have not learned the lesson.

You want a monopoly? EVERYTHING in the world only running what M$ will allow?.. hahahaha.. you are welcome. ur-loser.. FOSS will always innovate and move forward.. everying M$ sell is obsolete before you get your hands on it.

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1624.2.2009 4:26

The problem with Vista and any other operating system is mostly user error don’t get me wrong I’m not singing Mr Gates praise Vista has many issues but with a bit of patience and a few tweaks it does what’s its suppose to do be over priced though and too many flavors to choice from I mean vista home no different then xp.The amount of folk who’ve asked me for help because they cant get there router working or there printer is printing in black and white “DoH” change the settings if they cant get these simply tasks working how are they suppose to under stand the workings of an operating system until they make a user friendly operating system or one that doesn’t involve any input from the user which is never going to happen forget about touch screen you need to know what to press and what your looking for, the customer support lines will always be busy which I suppose is what they’ve always wanted. The end of the day read a book on the operating system you are using plenty about problem is folk cant even be arsed to do that so get on the phone customer service I'm sure will love to here from you.

1724.2.2009 10:36
looser_ur
Inactive

Originally posted by varnull:
excuse me.. at work we run solaris, and at home I have NO micro-crap software at all... a M$ free world is not only possible, in business it is far more usual than a person with your head well and truly stuck up your --- could imagine.. ALL the major banks run unix/solaris.. NOT anything from M$.. because it just isn't reliable or stable enough.

90% of the internet is run on linux or unix.. and by total machine count M$ software probably comes in a poor 4th place... even when you count in all the n00bs desktop machines. Induestral process machines.. traffic lights.. mobile phones.. atm's.. dtv boxes.. they all run linux/unix or solaris.. You hardly ever see M$ rubbish running in a truly professional business environment or on industrial hardware.

Thise of us who have been in computing when the choice was unix or cbm remember well what happened to cbm with their 90% hare of the home computer market.. they dies because they tried playing like M$.. monopoly and fanboyism.. apple had a huge market share in the early 90's.. they tried the same trick.. only run "approved" applications.. and lost to "free" windows 3.1 ..they have not only never recovered, they seem to have not learned the lesson.

You want a monopoly? EVERYTHING in the world only running what M$ will allow?.. hahahaha.. you are welcome. ur-loser.. FOSS will always innovate and move forward.. everying M$ sell is obsolete before you get your hands on it.

Are you stuck in the 60s man?? Are you clinging to AS400 days. Do you miss those days papa? Do ya'?

90% of the internet is run on Linux/Unix. small business makes up the vast majority of all business in this country and it's running MS for the most part. True that many businesses are running Linux/Unix but 90%. Dumb comment day dreamer. You're gettin' old and this shows it. Traffic lights and CNC machines do run those OS but ONE SERVES MANY. Don't stay stuck in your 60s head man........get with the program. The only company that takes 90 of the "Internet" is Cisco and that is truly backbone related. Back in the days when the DOD invented the internet, yes Linux/Unix was used because peeps were unimaginative back then. That has changed. 90% of ALL COMPUTERS are PCs and MS based..........pulled your head outta the clouds. THis figure has been running rampant for years. MS 90%, Macs 5% and the rest (Linux/Unix,Solaris) <5%

You poor guy.............being outdated sucks doesn't it?

1824.2.2009 11:03
looser_ur
Inactive

Quote:
Originally posted by varnull:
excuse me.. at work we run solaris, and at home I have NO micro-crap software at all... a M$ free world is not only possible, in business it is far more usual than a person with your head well and truly stuck up your --- could imagine.. ALL the major banks run unix/solaris.. NOT anything from M$.. because it just isn't reliable or stable enough.

90% of the internet is run on linux or unix.. and by total machine count M$ software probably comes in a poor 4th place... even when you count in all the n00bs desktop machines. Induestral process machines.. traffic lights.. mobile phones.. atm's.. dtv boxes.. they all run linux/unix or solaris.. You hardly ever see M$ rubbish running in a truly professional business environment or on industrial hardware.

Thise of us who have been in computing when the choice was unix or cbm remember well what happened to cbm with their 90% hare of the home computer market.. they dies because they tried playing like M$.. monopoly and fanboyism.. apple had a huge market share in the early 90's.. they tried the same trick.. only run "approved" applications.. and lost to "free" windows 3.1 ..they have not only never recovered, they seem to have not learned the lesson.

You want a monopoly? EVERYTHING in the world only running what M$ will allow?.. hahahaha.. you are welcome. ur-loser.. FOSS will always innovate and move forward.. everying M$ sell is obsolete before you get your hands on it.

Are you stuck in the 60s man?? Are you clinging to AS400 days. Do you miss those days papa? Do ya'?

90% of the internet is run on Linux/Unix. small business makes up the vast majority of all business in this country and it's running MS for the most part. True that many businesses are running Linux/Unix but 90%. Dumb comment day dreamer. You're gettin' old and this shows it. Traffic lights and CNC machines do run those OS but ONE SERVES MANY. Don't stay stuck in your 60s head man........get with the program. The only company that takes 90 of the "Internet" is Cisco and that is truly backbone related. Back in the days when the DOD invented the internet, yes Linux/Unix was used because peeps were unimaginative back then. That has changed. 90% of ALL COMPUTERS are PCs and MS based..........pulled your head outta the clouds. THis figure has been running rampant for years. MS 90%, Macs 5% and the rest (Linux/Unix,Solaris) <5%

You poor guy.............being outdated sucks doesn't it?
My guess is you have no kids and that you're an obese NERD who sits behind a computer day in/day out. IF YOU HAVE KIDS then they are for certain using MS. Linux isn't used in grade schools or H.S.

2nd, you're not playing any cutting edge games because they don't run on Linux nor are you using the recent state-of-the-art software made for PCs. You got mushrooms growing around you??? Because you're in the dark buddy. No MS my ass!! It's so prevalent that you have to encounter/use it sometimes.

1924.2.2009 11:23
looser_ur
Inactive

Originally posted by killalot:
The problem with Vista and any other operating system is mostly user error don’t get me wrong I’m not singing Mr Gates praise Vista has many issues but with a bit of patience and a few tweaks it does what’s its suppose to do be over priced though and too many flavors to choice from I mean vista home no different then xp.The amount of folk who’ve asked me for help because they cant get there router working or there printer is printing in black and white “DoH” change the settings if they cant get these simply tasks working how are they suppose to under stand the workings of an operating system until they make a user friendly operating system or one that doesn’t involve any input from the user which is never going to happen forget about touch screen you need to know what to press and what your looking for, the customer support lines will always be busy which I suppose is what they’ve always wanted. The end of the day read a book on the operating system you are using plenty about problem is folk cant even be arsed to do that so get on the phone customer service I'm sure will love to here from you.

For the record...........Vista errors are NOT mostly 'user error'. Vista in fact has massive incompatibility issues with intense software, graphics, networking, permissions etc. There is no user error when I USE an OS on a basic level. Vista and VISTA ONLY is a problematic OS. If you honestly believe that Vista's errors are mostly user-related then I feel sorry for your family because you're no doubt pushing them into using it. Don't make excuses for that OS. It's a failure admittedly so by even MS and MS reps themselves. Wake up and smell the coffee..............and recognise a bad thing when you see it. How could millions and millions and millions be so wrong? Maybe you're not paying any attention to the tech forums/society/industry. YOU MUST NOT BE.

2024.2.2009 12:09

Originally posted by looser_ur
For the record...........Vista errors are NOT mostly 'user error'. Vista in fact has massive incompatibility issues with intense software, graphics, networking, permissions etc. There is no user error when I USE an OS on a basic level. Vista and VISTA ONLY is a problematic OS. If you honestly believe that Vista's errors are mostly user-related then I feel sorry for your family because you're no doubt pushing them into using it. Don't make excuses for that OS. It's a failure admittedly so by even MS and MS reps themselves. Wake up and smell the coffee..............and recognise a bad thing when you see it. How could millions and millions and millions be so wrong? Maybe you're not paying any attention to the tech forums/society/industry. YOU MUST NOT BE.



All windows version are problematic for you being a so called administrator and network engineer you should know that? For the record i don't push my daughter in to using it she chooses to use it and obviously is better then you at using it since she has no problems and when she does she knows how to reactive the problem, also show some respect if a individual i.e varnull voices there opinion don't insult the person with your pointless babble with your attitude I'm only glad you don't work for me.
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2124.2.2009 16:40

Wow, talk about some uncalled for comments!

I might defend MS and Windows, since I use it on an expert level in my workplace, but I've also come to realize that I won't change other's opinions about Windows; especially Varnull's! (Just because Linux isn't my cup of tea, doesn't mean I "hate" it... I do have a Mac and a Linux box that sit on the floor at my other desk, when I have playtime for those things.)

Anyhow, Vista IS an ABOMINATION! There I said it. XP is a solid OS, Windows 7 is shaping up nicely (fix that WMP bug please!) however, Vista is the red-headed step child. I've given it chances many times, even as close as 2 weeks ago, and it was still crap like it was before. When I can't unzip archives or transfer files over a network as fast as the PREVIOUS OS, then something is definitely WRONG! (And yes, I'm using the "quicker" SP1.) Combine that with the constant security issues, and it's no wonder IT departments aren't upgrading quickly.

Heck, at my workplace, I think we have Vista on a total of 6 stand-alone mini PC's that are rigged to 32" displays, and that's only because the network monitoring software required Vista (ouch). So, out of 1300+ systems, 95% are XP, less than 1% are Vista, and the rest are Server 2003 or stragglers that still haven't had their systems updated from Windows 2000!

2225.2.2009 12:00
leonle
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They should fix all those bug issues that is what I hope,it should not be annoying yet again!!!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 25 Feb 2009 @ 14:07

2325.2.2009 13:34
looser_ur
Inactive

Originally posted by killalot:
Originally posted by looser_ur
For the record...........Vista errors are NOT mostly 'user error'. Vista in fact has massive incompatibility issues with intense software, graphics, networking, permissions etc. There is no user error when I USE an OS on a basic level. Vista and VISTA ONLY is a problematic OS. If you honestly believe that Vista's errors are mostly user-related then I feel sorry for your family because you're no doubt pushing them into using it. Don't make excuses for that OS. It's a failure admittedly so by even MS and MS reps themselves. Wake up and smell the coffee..............and recognise a bad thing when you see it. How could millions and millions and millions be so wrong? Maybe you're not paying any attention to the tech forums/society/industry. YOU MUST NOT BE.

All windows version are problematic for you being a so called administrator and network engineer you should know that? For the record i don't push my daughter in to using it she chooses to use it and obviously is better then you at using it since she has no problems and when she does she knows how to reactive the problem, also show some respect if a individual i.e varnull voices there opinion don't insult the person with your pointless babble with your attitude I'm only glad you don't work for me.

Now Now..........no reason to pick up your skirt, drop your panties and tinkle from the eyes and catfight with me.

You saying what you said makes you look like you're not paying any attention. Of course all are problematic......Never said they weren't. In fact I emphasized that VISTA WAS MORE THAN OTHERS AND IS THE WORST OS BY Microsoft which it is. Not all people have problems. Some may have more or less than others because of more simplified hardware or more complex.

I did not insult Varnull. Read again. Maybe a little harsh but no insults. You'd know an insult as if you are truly managing others then they have no doubt voiced them to you or behind your back. I choose whom I am working for/with. My guess is I would not choose you son.

What did you mean by "she knows how to reactive to the problem"? DOens't make sense. Obviously you know that's a head-up-your-??? statement because IF, and I mean IF you are a technical professional.......then unless you're living under a rock, you well know that Vista has more compatibility issues than any other system. Read, listen, and learn. You might just get out of middle management.

2426.2.2009 3:30

Quote:
Originally posted by killalot:
Originally posted by looser_ur
For the record...........Vista errors are NOT mostly 'user error'. Vista in fact has massive incompatibility issues with intense software, graphics, networking, permissions etc. There is no user error when I USE an OS on a basic level. Vista and VISTA ONLY is a problematic OS. If you honestly believe that Vista's errors are mostly user-related then I feel sorry for your family because you're no doubt pushing them into using it. Don't make excuses for that OS. It's a failure admittedly so by even MS and MS reps themselves. Wake up and smell the coffee..............and recognise a bad thing when you see it. How could millions and millions and millions be so wrong? Maybe you're not paying any attention to the tech forums/society/industry. YOU MUST NOT BE.

All windows version are problematic for you being a so called administrator and network engineer you should know that? For the record i don't push my daughter in to using it she chooses to use it and obviously is better then you at using it since she has no problems and when she does she knows how to reactive the problem, also show some respect if a individual i.e varnull voices there opinion don't insult the person with your pointless babble with your attitude I'm only glad you don't work for me.

Now Now..........no reason to pick up your skirt, drop your panties and tinkle from the eyes and catfight with me.

You saying what you said makes you look like you're not paying any attention. Of course all are problematic......Never said they weren't. In fact I emphasized that VISTA WAS MORE THAN OTHERS AND IS THE WORST OS BY Microsoft which it is. Not all people have problems. Some may have more or less than others because of more simplified hardware or more complex.

I did not insult Varnull. Read again. Maybe a little harsh but no insults. You'd know an insult as if you are truly managing others then they have no doubt voiced them to you or behind your back. I choose whom I am working for/with. My guess is I would not choose you son.

What did you mean by "she knows how to reactive to the problem"? DOens't make sense. Obviously you know that's a head-up-your-??? statement because IF, and I mean IF you are a technical professional.......then unless you're living under a rock, you well know that Vista has more compatibility issues than any other system. Read, listen, and learn. You might just get out of middle management.
You really are a fool.If you had taken the time and took your head out of your arse for a second and read the comment properly,you would have read my thread correctly.I said my daughter "she has no problems and when she does she knows how to reactive the problem" not "she knows how to reactive to the problem".Obviously you don't pay attention that's why you talk such babble.Give us break and stop kidding yourself your not AS you quote "I'm an administrator and network engineer" if you was wouldn't talk such rubbish and would be more educated.Leave it at that now starting to bore me.

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