Upgrading to Vista
I have been wanting to upgrade my main development machine at work for some time and put on Vista. Due to work schedule, I have not been able to take the time.
My installation of XP began giving me fits. It started by the start bar changing sizes on me. I normally have two rows of tasks and I have the “Group similar taskbar buttons” turned off. I will often have lots of programs open. I get a lot of interruptions during the day so I use this as a stack of what I am currently working on. I also use Remote Desktop a lot to connect to my development machine from home and from my laptop while in meetings. The start bar started switching to one row every time I logged in via Remote Desktop (or logging in after connecting with Remote Desktop). Flakey, but I could live with that.
Then the script errors pop-ups started. When I would visit certain websites, I would get a script error pop-up. I would ignore it and move along. It started happening more frequently. Hmm, now this is becoming irritating. I checked all my IE settings and I made sure that I had script errors turned off. I had a friend try the same site. He would just get a warning in the IE status bar about the script error.
So I un-installed IE7 hoping it was something corrupted in IE7. When I used IE6 I was still getting the same problem. I re-installed IE7 hoping that would correct the problem. Guess which page gets scripting errors? The default runonce.asp page. It would try to load that page on each instance of IE and selecting yes or no to the script error pop-up would end up in the same blue page with no options and no way to remove this “feature” that I could tell. That was the last straw.
It is time to upgrade to Vista.