Thursday, April 24, 2008

This Saturday: Electronics Recycling event

Dog bites man: Vista breaks computer

If you're still fighting with Vista, and haven't switched back to the future with Windows XP, beware of the updates Microsoft is issuing for Vista. Besides fixing what's broken, it seems they are now breaking things that used to work - like your keyboard !!

This from the good folks at today:

"It's bad enough when consumers opt for your last operating system over the new one. Worse still when an update to that new and not-so-hot OS (operating system) is bricking (breaking) USB devices.

Microsoft recently admitted to the media that reports that a Windows Vista security update is disrupting USB devices are indeed accurate. Released last week, the Windows Defender update was intended to patch a critical hole in its spyware blocking program. While that may have been successful, Vista owners haven't been so pleased to find their mice and keyboards no longer function.

In a statement, Microsoft admitted, "we are aware of concerns that a recent Microsoft update may be causing problems with USB devices. We are investigating the matter, and at this time, do not have any information to share."