An update: I have since redownloaded and re-installed ZA beta and it is
working great again. As with most things Vista, another speed bump
overridden by persistence.
"frogliver" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> After getting messages that the ZA beta for Vista needed attention because
> it was running out or something like that, I uninstalled it, downloaded
> and installed the newest ZA beta for Vista. When I rebooted it had totally
> changed my desktop: several icons were missing, taskbar was completely
> changed, Start Menu app I had was changed back to OEM, and it asked me to
> redo my profile.
> I restored the system and it is good now, but I really like ZA. The
> previous beta was working fine up until yesterday. I thoroughly dislike
> the new beta's changes to the Program Control settings menu/window.
> Has anybody else experienced this weirdness or know the causes and what
> to do about it?