On 2006-05-13, Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> posted something concerning:
> The original author of that blog item -- that who suffered from the issue --
> may have attracted a lot of traffic. That said, he lost a lot of time in
> vain. This comes as no surprise to me. Windows has always been a time vacuum
> cleaner, either for those who seek crackZ & s3rial numberZ, or those whose
> software fails on them. Reverting a Windows box into its older state
> (assuming no image+backups) can take *days*.
I tell home users to forget anything they had unless they have a
backup. If they can manage resintalling over the top and not losing
anything, they can count it as a blessing. Otherwise all is lost.
I get a lot of grief from that attitude. But I'm not going to save them
myself, and they need to face realities related to what they allow
themselves to be trapped into using. So, it's either get lucky, kiss it
all goodbye, or face a hefty bill for getting someone else to do it.
Maybe they can badger someone else they know into doing it for free,
but that's not going to last forever either.
My best birth control now is just to leave the lights on.
-- Joan Rivers