About two months ago, one of the automatic Windows updates seems to gave gimped my computer so that most of my software won't run (I get error messages of various types as soon as I try to start the programs).
I was having no trouble at all with this computer, until I turned the machine on one morning and it went straight into Quicktime on startup and then froze, instead of going to my desktop. I noticed that Itunes no longer worked, and of course the updated version of Itunes requires SP2
After a monumental struggle I finally managed to get SP2 installed, but that made no difference.
I am ready to give up on Vista altogether. Can I run the Win 7 update if my Vista is gimped, or should I just can the whole thing, wipe the hard drives clean, and have a complete Win 7 install? I'm concerned about losing my Norton install if I do that.
Edit: I should add that my partner's Vista laptop did exactly the same thing at around the same time, which is why I suspect a Windows Update as the culprit.
Edited by hagatha (07/19/10 10:43 AM)
No fancy-pantsy Elven dagger-twirlers. Just tough guys.