If it’s not WP7 being hosed, its Windows 7 – complaints are allegedly still rife regarding the issues some people are having with SP1.

since Windows 7 SP1 was released late last month, many users have been grumbling on forums about problems with the install of the update package……….The Register has heard from lots of disgruntled readers who are wasting precious time having to rebuild their machines after the service pack had led to fatal flaws in the OS

Source: The Register

Now whilst some Microsoft advocates are always quick to allege that Windows “just works” and is “easy to use” (whilst claiming Linux is a a complex hobbyist system) it appears that Windows SP1 installs are not going very smoothly

Microsoft has surprised me though, it not yet playing the blame game.  In fact, it appears Microsoft doesn’t really know whats going on:

... one MS employee confessed today that the firm had yet to nail the cause of the errors.

“We’re hard at work here trying to see what’s happening on these particular failures,” wrote a Redmond wonk with the handle Joscon. “I don’t have an answer yet, but as soon as I know something, you’ll know it. Please keep me informed on any failures and symptoms you have on these machines.”

Source: The Register

Get yourself over to the article on The Register, it’s a very interesting read and its a subject I am sure will be brought up on TechBytes in the near future.

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