I appreciate all of that but I saw nothing the OP said that justifies
treating him / her as an idiot.
This actual PC I am using for example - installing Vista results in a black
screen after a while and then nothing. In fact Vista has installed and is
saying "Press space bar" but the default drivers switch to a different
display so the user never sees the message.
Unless the user has seen this before, or just happens to guess, it appears
that the install has failed, yet advisor says it will work. Well, of course,
it does work, but nevertheless it would be understandable for a person with
only the one computer to become annoyed by the apparent deception.
"Gary VanderMolen" <gary@NoMail.invalid> wrote in message
> If the OP is unhappy with Vista, Microsoft offers a money back
> guarantee program.
> As for the Upgrade Advisor, I'm sure it comes with all sorts of
> disclaimers. There is no way MS can guarantee certainty, given
> the thousands of variations of PC hardware out there.
> Gary VanderMolen
> "Charlie Tame" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Please explain (in the most skilful impersonation of someone with
>> technical ability you can manage) what he supposedly did wrong?
>> I have machines that pass the upgrade test with no problem but Vista
>> fails to install on any of them. If you actually had any experience
>> yourself you might notice that during an OS install there's not much you
>> can do apart from answer a couple of simple questions...
>> "Bruce Chambers" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> "Ed" <Ed@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>>>> Can someone point me to where I can join the best class action suit for
>>>> time and money wasted trying to upgrade from win xp pro sp2 to vista
>>>> business. After going through the process on two computers that passed
>>>> upgrade advisor, and getting thru 2 reboots, only to have the process
>>>> it is clear that Microsoft continues to offer a product that does not
>>>> live up
>>>> to billing.
>>> No, but I'm sure that if you look in the Yellow Pages of your local
>>> phone book, I'm sure that you'll be able to find a New Horizons,
>>> ExecuTrain, or other technical institute that'll be willing (for a fee,
>>> of course) to teach your the rudiments of computer maintenance. You
>>> know, something like an entry-level A+ class should impart the basic
>>> skills you apparently need.
>>> Bruce Chambers
>>> Help us help you:
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>>> safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. -Benjamin Franklin
>>> Many people would rather die than think; in fact, most do. -Bertrand