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Pic: Vista isn't buying this whole 'mouse' excuse


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Windows Vista is here to enforce security no matter the cost, as evidenced by its confront and confirm policy toward any and every peripheral device you might accidentally connect to your PC. (May be Photoshop, may be proof that you can only use peripherals from Microsoft-approved manufacturers in Vista. The fact that I'm not sure says a lot.) Found via reddit.

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30 comments
kaboodle34
kaboodle34

It was bound to happen sooner or later; Vista is merely mimicking human traits. Most people (and all pachyderms) fear and loath the intrusion of the pesky, cheese-eating, pellet-dispensing rodents. Cleaning the cheese from the keyboard and hard-drive (starting with this post) will likely cure the problem.

Ptero.4
Ptero.4

Dump Vista and install kubuntu. You'll never see this crap again.

mszs2
mszs2

I agree, this is likely not true like the "mouse position changed, please reboot so the change is effective" Solution Alt+A We probably will face another message some day: MS needs permission to suck your account! I am so disgusted. Here I thought with Vista they should have learned their software development. But alas, they are more into marketing. Vista is just on the scene and already almost history? Come on, give me a break! This is just pure money making.

petera232
petera232

As good as "Keyboard not found. Press F1 to continue..." I know nobody photoshopped my old 486's CRT.

haunj
haunj

Macs are looking better and better every day :)

techidea
techidea

Offcourse this is a fake, I have never got this message.

FunwithApps
FunwithApps

You know what comes next... "Windows needs your permission to use this device... Computer"

SWThomas
SWThomas

Ok, I'll bite. How do you accept the mouse if you can't use the mouse? What if it wanted you to accept both the mouse and the keyboard? I don't have Vista. I have no burning desire to "up" grade to Vista. Can someone who does have it tell us whether this is a real scenario or photoshopped?

Manitobamike
Manitobamike

Thanks for the refresher. Almost makes you nostalgic for the simpler times when you could actually fix something with a dos tool or debug.

dskid807
dskid807

I use vista ultimate with tweakuac but I wouldn't be surprised if I was sure I wanted to even save a word document.

moe_rogerson
moe_rogerson

..or maybe "You will need Windows permission to use thhis device" Computer

SO.CAL Guy
SO.CAL Guy

i don't know of anyone who has had this issue i think it's FUD from looking at the pic you can tell it's a fake. this is a non-issue.

cesproles
cesproles

I think its all bs. I have Vista Premium and have had only a few issues of some software not working properly at first, but so did 95, 98 and XP. As far as the mouse I put a rollerball from my 98 machine on a desktop and laptop and have had not one problem. The only thing upgraded was memory. As far as upgrades go most older machines can not handle Vista so its not a good idea to upgrade the OS. Get a new machine and as one person wrote dont buy the cheap one, you will get what you pay for as always.

gubment.cheez
gubment.cheez

"Windows Vista does not support unsupported hardware and/or software. Please use Supported hardware and/or Software. A list of Supported Hardware can be found at www.mycrosoft.com/v477096154/kb3476664098/E4A44err675777777675 an exhaustive list of Supported Software can be found here: Microsoft Office 2008, Internet Explorer 8, Windows Vista Ultimate, Wordpad.exe, MSPaint.exe, Pinball.exe, Solitare.exe, Spider.exe, Hearts.exe, Minesweeper.exe. I will close this ticket, if you have any questions, please send a reply e-mail with KB346356733-0574523 in the topic, and I will be notified immediately. At Microsoft we wish to be as helpful as possible, questions, comments? please email me at jjoy4534@mycrosoft.com or my supervisor at 1232415-Suprvsr-mcrsft-NYSE-LAX-Area_51@mycrosoft.com

Manitobamike
Manitobamike

There will probably come a time when any hardware or software developers will HAVE to pay the Ms ransom to be "Windows Certified" or windows will just not allow the installation. Wow what a racket. Charge big bucks. No useful Ms service provided for certified items. No Ms support for certified items. Just a simple "yes we have seen this item" message from Ms.

leemond
leemond

I doubt this is real, too. That said, I've seen errors regarding unsigned drivers preventing me from using a mouse until the message is accepted. And the keyboard too, which made trying to use the PC a bit tricky ;) So I've had fun with this on Vista? Erm, no. Actually that was on a new XP build...

john3347
john3347

I don't remember the bit with the mouse, but I had (I say HAD) Vista and there is no possible horror story that I would not believe about Windows Vista. I was just lucky that I could get all the Windows XP drivers that I needed to up-grade to Windows XP, badly as XP needs some improving. VISTA IS NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME.

iainwrig
iainwrig

look at the smoothness of the "mouse" font compared to the rest of fonts shown.

NickHurley
NickHurley

I still use some (newer) DOS utils when ever XP goes on sabbatical.

craiglarry
craiglarry

I should have stared it down into submission and waited until it accepted my password. Should never allow MS system to buffalo you.

craiglarry
craiglarry

I only wanted to go to my desktop. But the welcome window on Vista basic would not take my password. I was ready to do a repair install, since it would not allow me even to use "previous good system." Then I remembered a brief popup that said my pointing device was unknown. Well here it is, this my mouse thank you. At any rate I was on the outside looking in. Finally it dawned on me I should get this alien mouse unplugged. Then the pad on Dell portable took over and let me enter password and go to desktop. Seems that Vista is courtesy sensitive. Better mind your manners or you won't be able to use your computer.

rgeiken
rgeiken

I have a fairly powerful computer with Vista Ultimate on it, and while I am fairly satisfied, it has annoying things like requiring you to authorize things every time you use them, even though you have had them on dozens of times recently. Also you cannot change them to be accepted without some kind of digital signature. I have two programs that require me to do the click on every time that I turn the computer on. It is getting frustrating, and yet without turning off the whole scheme, you cannon ask the system to accept them without an OK. Also almost every program that I have on my computer has turned off during operation at one time or another. It will usually restart next time, so all you lost is time and your patience. If you have a Firewall and an Anti Virus program installed, this should alleviate concerns about outside sources taking over your computer. I hope that they come up with a fix for this in the next few months. Right now, Vista Users are being used as "Guinea Pigs" to finish up the design of the System. I had XP Professional on my last computer, and sometimes I look at it with a great deal of "Fondness". Advice from the Horse's Mouth, don't buy a new computer with Vista if you can get by with your current one for another year. By next year, August 2008, Vista should be a lot better operating system.

mad tabby
mad tabby

mice (mouses?) no longer exist... They are now Human Interface Devices. Guess to not offend the Musophobiac's(rodent phobia, hey I learned a big word ;) )among us. I don't think Windows has recognized a "mouse" since around 98

C-3PO
C-3PO

I had to laugh at the comment "Look at the smoothness of the "mouse" font compared to the rest of fonts shown" - so what the commenter is pointing out is that Vista's graphics are not smooth... LOL I think they would have had a prettier icon by the "mouse" too, if it were for real... some kind of rodentia.

Locrian_Lyric
Locrian_Lyric

That Vista is so damn buggy, that very few of us would put it past Vista to pull such a stunt.

blsd8243
blsd8243

Just so you know, in case you still have vista, if you go to that item directly and right click on it and chose run as administrator as well as turn off the ula, you'll get less of those annoying pop ups. Still a pain in the butt, but that does make it a bit easier.

guillenkma
guillenkma

The REAL funny issue is that many likely hihgh-paid, intelligent, IT professionals would spend so much time on such an issue. You are probably doing it on company time and calling it maintaining IT situatioanl awareness or research or something else. Put your brain power to good use, quick wasting company time and money and LET IT GO!!!

jrcarter
jrcarter

I agree, I agree, and I agree. It's Photoshop'd, it's funny, and I would put it past Microsoft anyway. ;-)

gubment.cheez
gubment.cheez

under magnification, the word Mouse isn't the only edited word. the device words at the bottom of the window are also edited (they match the coloring of the word Mouse, but not the coloring of the words around them). additionally, while I don't use Windows Vista, I think Vista would use a more appropriate name for the device instead of "Mouse".