If it’s sunny warm day expect a failure or was that cloudy and chilly?
Not that Linux or Mac are perfect but Windows desktop just isn’t cut out for 24x7 operations. Godbid you automatic updates then the you’ll have shutdown the system and restart. By the way that happens to also be the way to fix Windows errors. My most recent headache caused by unknown reasons was the sudden seizure of one of my wireless driver components that opened every port on the interface to run the cpu at 100%. Yep, no virus found, restore last good restore points lasted ½ a day before 100% cpu usage again.
That’s reason #2. The dreaded REGISTRY file!!!
It was an acceptable tracking system for DOS until about Windows 3.1. Microsoft should have gotten rid of the Registry files for Windows 3.11 and beyond. I’m not sure what the Registry does for Windows 7. I do think it adds to the number of overall files tracked by the Master File Table, which when filled causes constant defragmenting by the new semi-automatic Windows 7 background defrag. Same when the MFT is too small for the number of files on the system. One day I find out how to enlarge the MFT table to handle more files.
So, I’m editing the Registry Current User or Current Hardware? **
Or will I kill my PC forever by removing this entry? The best anyone can do I think is to backup the entire registry. Then backup the registry item about to be changed or deleted. Windows doesn’t help but you’re lucky you’re making a change you’ve found on the Microsoft Support.
The ever helpful search for a solution
Of course Microsoft please search for a solution. Has anyone ever received a worthwhile solution? After a few minutes I’ve canceled I have nothing.
Wait a minute. Here’s a solution I always love.
I can’t get to the Internet through the my wireless. The solution actually tells me to go online for more solutions. Give me break.
**Then there's the Events. ** I'm going to give Microsoft a break. Events can be helpful because even if you can't debug the message Events at least points to an area you can investigate. Otherwise whatever error 00348992 means is between you and your machine. Originally, Microsoft did provide replies to these errors when you sent them. That's righ, pre-Dr. Watson if you were lucky you really did get a reply from Microsoft for the error code you submitted. Not too many users back then I guess.
But it’s still DOS
A far as I’m concerned Windows still runs on top of DOS. That and the Registry file are the reasons why with every Windows OS version release your memory, cpu and hardware requirements increase. Seriously Windows 7 Home Premium on 1 meg?
Then why am I still using Windows?**
Well, because it’s been around for so long and has that huge customer base along with hardware vendors support for APIs, ActiveX, DirectX and stuff. So, if you want Netflix you have to use Windows, Mac or probably IOS. Stuff on the Internet you’d think was open to all OS’es is proprietary just for the Windows OS.
That **ed Registry again.
Turns out that quite a number of programs and applications use the Registry file. Some of those programs won’t run if because the Registry file ties these into the Windows OS. So many other programs are tied to the Windows OS. Seriously!! This doesn’t isolate programs from other programs that fail or crashes the system. Doesn’t make it a secure system to me. All above because Windows has a large base of users and vendors.
Finally it runs 3D Games across the installed base
Embarrassed to say that Windows 7 runs 3D games. I know that Linux has 3D games but those are not the quality or quantity available to Windows. Mass Effect 2, Halo Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, StarCraft 2, World of WarCraft, etc. Yes I know Wine, not the same. Here’s is where I think there’s opportunity for vendors to charge for their proprietary applications. In other words could Bungee, BioWare, Electronic Arts, etc. make money off native Linux Editions without breaking their licenses or copyrights. I’m comfortable with the open source versions of Windows software that’s available for the desktop like LibreOffice, Gimp, MySQL, etc. but great 3D and 3D online gaming aren’t available in native Linux.