I Think Windows Hates Me

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After watching all the hubub about the new VMWare Fusion, I decided it was time to give VMWare a spin. I’ve been using Parallels since it first hit the streets and I hadn’t bothered with VMWare because for the very few applications I need windows, Parallels works just fine.

But I thought it was time to look at the competition. I actually planned to write a comparative review of the two applications. So I’ve been struggling with getting it working. The Parallels converter failed on me so I tried a fresh install. The first one stopped in the middle because windows said some obscure file didn’t copy. I tried again and it finished but the first time I booted it up, Windows informs me my license code has been registered too many times and I need to buy another copy of windows. Just to be clear, I bought this copy of windows for Parallels. I’ve used it a total of one time. So now I have to choose between spending more money on a windows license or becoming a pirate and going to find a cracked license code. Actually, I’m leaning toward a third option and just sticking with Parallels.

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I’m sure VMWare is an excellent program but if I had to choose between spending another hour trying to get Windows to work or sticking my hand in an electric socket, a little shock doesn’t seem like such a bad idea. There was a reason I switched.

15 Comments I Think Windows Hates Me

  1. ian@mayman.co.uk

    David, it’s not just you, Windows hates everybody. The majority still put up with that, but this is why more people than ever now use a Mac.

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  2. ian@mayman.co.uk

    David, it’s not just you, Windows hates everybody. The majority still put up with that, but this is why more people than ever now use a Mac.

    Reply
  3. ian@mayman.co.uk

    David, it’s not just you, Windows hates everybody. The majority still put up with that, but this is why more people than ever now use a Mac.

    Reply
  4. ian@mayman.co.uk

    David, it’s not just you, Windows hates everybody. The majority still put up with that, but this is why more people than ever now use a Mac.

    Reply
  5. ian@mayman.co.uk

    David, it’s not just you, Windows hates everybody. The majority still put up with that, but this is why more people than ever now use a Mac.

    Reply
  6. tashagreenbottle@sbcglobal.net

    Just call MS’s registration support line. Tell them that you are reinstalling windows and it’s claiming that you can’t use your licence. I’ll bet that MS will just do their magic to allow that SN to work. I am not sure that I would mention VM ware or Parallels. This is the kind of issue that folk who build their own PC’s run into all of the time. So MS is used to dealing with/Fixing the issue.

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  7. tashagreenbottle@sbcglobal.net

    Just call MS’s registration support line. Tell them that you are reinstalling windows and it’s claiming that you can’t use your licence. I’ll bet that MS will just do their magic to allow that SN to work. I am not sure that I would mention VM ware or Parallels. This is the kind of issue that folk who build their own PC’s run into all of the time. So MS is used to dealing with/Fixing the issue.

    Reply
  8. tashagreenbottle@sbcglobal.net

    Just call MS’s registration support line. Tell them that you are reinstalling windows and it’s claiming that you can’t use your licence. I’ll bet that MS will just do their magic to allow that SN to work. I am not sure that I would mention VM ware or Parallels. This is the kind of issue that folk who build their own PC’s run into all of the time. So MS is used to dealing with/Fixing the issue.

    Reply
  9. tashagreenbottle@sbcglobal.net

    Just call MS’s registration support line. Tell them that you are reinstalling windows and it’s claiming that you can’t use your licence. I’ll bet that MS will just do their magic to allow that SN to work. I am not sure that I would mention VM ware or Parallels. This is the kind of issue that folk who build their own PC’s run into all of the time. So MS is used to dealing with/Fixing the issue.

    Reply
  10. tashagreenbottle@sbcglobal.net

    Just call MS’s registration support line. Tell them that you are reinstalling windows and it’s claiming that you can’t use your licence. I’ll bet that MS will just do their magic to allow that SN to work. I am not sure that I would mention VM ware or Parallels. This is the kind of issue that folk who build their own PC’s run into all of the time. So MS is used to dealing with/Fixing the issue.

    Reply
  11. dorpjeman@gmail.com

    I bought and installed VMWare Fusion for the first time last week. I use it to run for our firm’s windows-only billing software and to sync our non-windows server with Outlook so I can sync my calendar and contacts with my iPhone. It’s working beautifully. I wish I could say the same for the MS Word 2008 that I installed on the Mac side. I continue to dream of a world without Microsoft software.

    Reply
  12. dorpjeman@gmail.com

    I bought and installed VMWare Fusion for the first time last week. I use it to run for our firm’s windows-only billing software and to sync our non-windows server with Outlook so I can sync my calendar and contacts with my iPhone. It’s working beautifully. I wish I could say the same for the MS Word 2008 that I installed on the Mac side. I continue to dream of a world without Microsoft software.

    Reply
  13. dorpjeman@gmail.com

    I bought and installed VMWare Fusion for the first time last week. I use it to run for our firm’s windows-only billing software and to sync our non-windows server with Outlook so I can sync my calendar and contacts with my iPhone. It’s working beautifully. I wish I could say the same for the MS Word 2008 that I installed on the Mac side. I continue to dream of a world without Microsoft software.

    Reply
  14. dorpjeman@gmail.com

    I bought and installed VMWare Fusion for the first time last week. I use it to run for our firm’s windows-only billing software and to sync our non-windows server with Outlook so I can sync my calendar and contacts with my iPhone. It’s working beautifully. I wish I could say the same for the MS Word 2008 that I installed on the Mac side. I continue to dream of a world without Microsoft software.

    Reply
  15. dorpjeman@gmail.com

    I bought and installed VMWare Fusion for the first time last week. I use it to run for our firm’s windows-only billing software and to sync our non-windows server with Outlook so I can sync my calendar and contacts with my iPhone. It’s working beautifully. I wish I could say the same for the MS Word 2008 that I installed on the Mac side. I continue to dream of a world without Microsoft software.

    Reply

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