> From: Shannon O'Donnell > > What does easy mean to you? > > Think of it like this then: Do you piss around and waste 3 days trying to > install and reinstall and clean up the registry and still fail.... > > or do you just cut your losses, spend an hour or two saving any data you > can't live without and then formatting and reloading W2K and then WDS? > > If I had an employee who wanted to waste 3 days (or whatever...) "playing" > with something like this, when that employee had plenty of other important > and critical work to do...I know what advice I'd give them. My take on the issue of "just reloading" is that I've got to reload a bunch of utilities, getting the registration numbers and so on. Then I have to reset every one of my defaults, such as how folders work. Not to mention reconfiguring TCP/IP and any other communications. And re-establishing any shares I might have, including shared devices. My biggest problem, though, is something more fundamental: the fact that people all over the world think that "professional" software is so lacking in quality that it's "normal" to have to completely erase everything you've done and rebuild it from scratch. In the real world, that would be akin to, what? "Yeah, that bicycle is defective. Sorry about the time it took you to put it together. Here's a new set of parts. Have fun!" "Sorry, we did a bad job pouring your foundation. Just knock down your house, repour the foundation, and rebuild it." "It seems we were teaching you from an incorrectly printed text. Your best bet is to just start your education over." "Sorry about the botched operation. We suggest getting a new liver and trying again." "Oh dear, our system just garbled all your data. Our solution is to erase everything and re-enter it all from scratch. Thank you for using Fly-By-Night Financials." All I know is that, back in the day, if we were to deliver a program that wiped out all the user data, we were going to be looking for alternate employment. Today, the idea is "if all else fails, reload from scratch". It's a load of crap, and shame on us for tolerating it. Ah well, I'm cranky. My mail server was down all day. I reloaded it from scratch. Works like a charm. >sigh<
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