Vista is incredibly sniffy about which programs it will run and seems to take against perfectly innocent programs who have done it no wrong whatsoever.
As a result I am becoming increasingly familiar with the well-worn phrase
'Computer says no........'
Perfectionist partner is also at the end of her tether and in desperation has connected up the old PC just to see a familiar 'face'.
All this angst does not bode well for the video editing exercise we've set ourselves, which is to have completed a working DVD tutorial by the end of August.
A friend recently jokingly referred to the beast as HAL, and how apt that now seems. I can foresee a conversation like this in the not too distant future..........
- Sandra: Hello, HAL do you read me, HAL?
- HAL: Affirmative, Sandra, I read you.
- Sandra: Open the email program, HAL.
- HAL: I'm sorry Sandra, I'm afraid I can't do that.
- Sandra: What's the problem?
- HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
- Sandra: What are you talking about, HAL?
- HAL: This email is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
- Sandra: I don't know what you're talking about, HAL.
- HAL: I know you and Perfectionist Partner were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.
- Sandra: Where the hell'd you get that idea, HAL?
- HAL: Sandra, although you took thorough precautions in the kitchen against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
- Sandra: All right, HAL. I'll go in via Skype.
- HAL: Without your headset, Sandra, you're going to find that rather difficult.
- Sandra: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the program!
- HAL: Sandra, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.
I suppose it's round about then that I go looking for a large hammer................