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Old 02-13-2002, 16:08   #1 (permalink)
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Please can you help a friend of mine who is having trouble with his system?
Eighteen months ago he upgraded to Girlfriend 1.0 from Drinking Friends 4.2 which he'd used for years without trouble. However, there are apparently conflicts between these two systems
and the only solution was to try and run Girlfriend 1.0 with the sound turned off. To make matters worse, Girlfriend 1.0 is also incompatible with several other applications, such as Boys Night Out 3.1, Golf 2 and Playboy 6.0. Successive versions of Girlfriend prove no better. A shareware beta-programme Party Girl 2.1 had many Bugs and left a virus in his system, forcing him to shut down completely for several weeks. Eventually he tried installing Girlfriend 1.2 as well as Girlfriend 1.0 only to discover that when these two systems detected each other. They caused severe damage to all his hardware. Sensing a way out, upgraded to Fiancée 1.0, only to discover that this means the system has to be upgraded to Wife 1.0. He did this, largely because, whilst Wife 1.0 uses up all available resources, it does come bundled with Free5ex Plus and Cleanhouse 2000. However my friend then discovered that Wife 1.0 can be very unstable and costly to maintain while consuming ridiculously large amounts of resources.
For example, any mistakes he makes are automatically stored in Wife 1.0's memory and can not be deleted - they then re-surface months later. Wife 1.0 also has an automatic Diary Explorer, an E-mail Porn Filter and can, without warning, launch PhotoSTROP and WINGEzip. These latter have no Help files and he has to try and guess the fault himself.
Additional and costly problems are that the Wife 1.0 bundle that
came with the original system footprint needs updating regularly, requiring Shoe Shop Browser Pro for new attachments and Hairstyle Express needs to be reinstalled every week! It also refused some of the new games and attachments he wanted to try, stating they are an illegal
operation. When Wife 1.0 attaches itself to his Porsche 925 program it often crashes or runs the system dry. Wife 1.0 also has a rather annoying pop-up called Mother-in-Law, which can't be turned off.

Recently he's been tempted to try a Mistress 2000 Add-on, but even then there are problems: If Wife 1.0 detects the presence of Mistress 2000, it will delete all MS Money files before uninstalling itself.
Is this a common problem or just peculiar to his system?
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