Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features

Started Apr 23, 2001 | Discussions thread
dgrogers Veteran Member • Posts: 7,079
Re: Windows XP -- digital camera/photo features

gail wrote:
Thanks for your reply, Rick,

As for the registration -- it's painless, it doesn't require typing
in anything (your name, etc.), and it's not for info gathering on
Microsoft's part. You will have to register each time you do an
install of the OS.

Painless, or pain in the rear? I guess it's in the eye of the

I understand and sympathize with the issues however this very same
type of registration process stopped me from buying Adobe Elements
last week. I thought Adobe was kidding when I read their
reinstallation requirements but a call to their order desk
confirmed it. Lost sale.

I'm really** tired of spending my life on the phone with all
these companies whose screw-ups or defective products force me
become like a part-time employee on the phone with them trying to
get the problem fixed.

I had to reinstall Windows ME within a week after buying a new
computer recently. The problem, in part, was because the
manufacturer's tech support instructed me to delete files I should
not have. If the system performed as one was lead to believe, I
wouldn't have had to call tech support in the first place.

Then the driver for my expensive optical mouse, Microsoft's own,
would frequently and sporadically disappear. The mouse would not
function properly. I had to reinstall it several times each week
(will we have to register for mice?). I spent over an hour on the
phone, at my expense, with Microsoft support who didn't resolve the
problem. I finally discovered the problem, but not until I had
wasted a lot of time. I was going to call back MS to tell them what
I discovered but I already spent too much time and toll charges on
the issue.

Shall I go on?

I hope Microsoft comes up with another alternative.


I believe Windows XP is based on Win2k technology, which you should find much more stable anyway. Win2k has much more controll over applications and drivers communicate with its hardware through the OS instead of communicating directly. It's much harder to mess up your OS this way.

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