But the biggest ongoing problem I'm having is with Trend Micro Internet Security 14. I've contacted Trend Micro about it and Dell as well and neither seem to really 'get it'. Now I'm no genius, but common sense seems to be avoiding TM and Dell's outsourced helpdesks.
I'm going to assume that you guys are aware of the 'run as administrator' option to make some programs run correctly in Vista, but what do you do in a case (like Internet Security) where the program executable is constantly being updated?
IS14 constantly checks for new updates and once it finds them, it downloads the patch and updates the proggy. 99% of the time, it has to reboot the pc for the changes to take effect. This has been a sore point for me as i get the 'reboot' prompt at all times of the day and the prompt will regularly kick me from most apps to display the prompt. This is particularly frustrating in full-screen games. But the problem i'm encountering is that once the patch has been applied after a reboot, the next time it finds an update, it's actually the same as previous update, b/c the recent, newest patch was not run as administrator. So basically, it continues to download the same exact patch but never applies it b/c the exe wasn't run as an administrator.
Am i making sense? And i may just be missing something (like that the exe isn't being updated), but how do i account for the exact same patch (and size) constantly being downloaded but never appearing to be applied? And is it common for these programs to be updated multiple times a day?
And in an off-topic question, where's a good site to find Vista compatable drivers for video cards that are approved and work?
thanks so much,