After seeing all the stuff on Download.JECT, I decided I would take the plunge and install Windows XP RC2.
The experience is interesting. Windows firewall turned off MSN messenger. There were a lot of Dr. Watson type errors when I initially rebooted the machine, enough to make me call tech support.
The machine seems to have fixed itself, now, but it seems to "break" Gmail in that the cookie management issues that Gmail depends on for IE get turned off.
When I go to typepad.com to my blog using IE now I am having to log in each time i change a site or a page. The cookies don't "take".
I am NOT impressed with the RC2 version of IE.
I can't use my Gmail account. I am using Opera currently to create this blog posting...
Currently, anything that requires cookies is *&^% near unusable if I am using IE.
I would love suggestions. Thanks Scott
- Addition 1
It crashes Active Words and Norton Protection Status as well.
Buzz, if you are reading this "AWControl" error message says The Server Instance Could Not Be Created.
- Addition 2
All the bookmarklets setup for Typepad do not work.
- Addition 3
Windows Installation Service is apparently broken
Each time I shut down and restart the machine, the machine tries to install something lately. What is it installing? I don't know. there is no program named.
- Addition 4
OK. Now I am done with this and trying to uninstall it using System Restore. The RC has apparently broken it. It will not go back using SR. $#@!
I called MS Tech support and they said I should use the submit a bug feature that gets installed when you install the RC. I CANT DO THAT, because it depends on IE to work.
When I tried to access detect and repair using MS Outlook (No comments about Outlook, please) I get the Windows Installation Service broken error.