Sunday, July 15, 2007

More Vista problems

I am running Vista Business on an older PC that "meets" the minimum requirements. But Vista does not meet my minimum requirements.

I have several computers on a LAN - a mix of Win 2000, XP, 2003, and Vista. Oh yes, and one more running Linux. I can use remote desktop to connect from & to another (except that I use RealVNC for the 2K machine, and RealVNC & SMB for the Linux box).

However, when I remote desktop into the Vista machine, if I attempt to actually do anything during the first minute or so, like open a file, I get the Vista BSOD telling me that some hardware or config change occurred and Windows was shut down to protect the computer. Then when I restart it, if I try to re-open that same file Vista tells me that "this file caused a problem" and do I really want to open it? Give me a break.

Let's wait for Service Pack 1. Or maybe 2.