Linked by Adam S on Wed 18th Jun 2008 23:05 UTC
Humor You'd think this headline was a joke, but sadly, it's not. It's the real headline of an article posted on SeattlePI.com in the blogs section. The core of the story is that a man couldn't get his printer to work with Windows Vista, and ultimately, with the help of a Microsoft test manager, solved the problem warranting a follow-up article. The comedy here, of course, is in reading what went wrong and wrapping your brain around why engineers didn't forsee such a thing happening.
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Certified Drivers
by Splinter on Thu 19th Jun 2008 04:37 UTC
Splinter
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2005-07-13

I thought hardware drivers had to be certified to install in Vista (not running it may be totally wrong). Surely when the installer tried writing the driver files, or modifying the Drivers section in the Registry that Vista could have said NO instead of SILENTLY putting them somewhere else.

If Vista had said no and the installer then errored and backed out, the guy would have looked for new drivers then and there. The OS (Vista in this case) IS at fault, it is the silent redirection of DETECTABLE driver files and config that caused the issue.

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