20 July 2010

In case you’ve forgotten that MS-Windows is a negative-pressure situation... *

OpenOffice 3.2.1 is failing to install on a nearby laptop as the Microsoft Visual C++ sub-install on Vista gronks out with a bizarre error which may on Windows 7 (Vista SP-MAXINT) indicate a Registry entry set to too low a value.

There’s no such registry entry here, but adding it & maxing it out has no effect at all.

OpenOffice 3.2 had no such problem on the same machine.

Said machine had another person (hereinafter PassionFingers) left logged in as an Administrator create themselves a new user, & in passing grant themselves access to every file under C:\Users — not the most private situation for the other users of the machine.

* That is: it sucks.

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