[Novalug] [OT] Debugging Winderz problem
rich.goodwin at cox.net
Sat Jul 4 06:51:03 EDT 2009
I am about to call Intuit. I believe this is some sort of permissions
issue. QB runs under administrator but not as a user. It is trying to
install something, so I inserted the original CD and after a while it
said it can't reach the server.
Since this is dedicated to QB and I can get access as Admin, I can
continue and only use QB when not on the net to download mail ( I want
corporate mail saved on this machine. Other than that, I don't need to
use the machine.
This would be a reasonable target for virtualization. Unfortunately, I
recall reading Intuit (or others) had issues running in a virtualized
world. Later I will play with that to see what, if any, issues arise.
I'd like to free the laptop for other things and only use it when
dealing with the accountant.
On Fri, 2009-07-03 at 21:48 -0700, Igor Birman wrote:
> My suggestion is to hang your head and call Intuit tech support. I
> hate quickbooks because of the total lock Intuit has on the accounting
> business - sure there are other accounting programs, gnu cash,
> peachtree, etc, but QuickBooks has an 89% marketshare - more than IE!!
> I have used it for at least 15 years! When you do call, they will
> probably tell you that your version of quickbooks is not compatible
> with Vista and force you to cough up $100 for the upgrade..
> If this computer truly is only used for Quickbooks, reload vista from
> scratch and re-install QuickBooks - Vista is usually really easy to
> reload.. If you have Vista Business you can downgrade to XP for
> Igor Birman
> http://www.cyberigor.com || http://www.pbase.com/ibirman ||
> From: Rich Goodwin <rich.goodwin at cox.net>
> To: NOVALUG <novalug at calypso.tux.org>
> Sent: Friday, July 3, 2009 12:04:12 PM
> Subject: [Novalug] [OT] Debugging Winderz problem
> This is not directly Linux related ... in fact, other than my
> association with the group .... I can't make a good Linux link ...
> it shows my impatience with Winderz and my preference for
> Linux ... ;-}
> I have a Vista based laptop solely for business. Truth be told - it
> solely for QuickBooks. I have done something over the past month
> has caused QB not to run. When I launch it, the logo comes up and
> shortly thereafter, a Windows Installer window pops up. The issue is,
> the Installer doesn't. By this I mean, it never finishes and QB never
> My question is - how do I best debug the issue? I have used Task
> Manager which shows things running - but I don't see the installer so
> can't figure what it is trying to install.
> I am going off to search for the DVD to un-install/re-install but
> to avoid this... any ideas??
> I appreciate any help as ... it is time to invoice!
> Remember, all Windows machines are, by definition, fault tolerant.
> They run Windows don't they!!
Remember, all Windows machines are, by definition, fault tolerant.
They run Windows don't they!!
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