I purchased a new HP Laptop with Microsoft Vista Business. It's a 2 g dual core, Santa Rosa chip set with all the options offered by HP. The hardware is excellent. However, the operating system leaves much to be desired. It looks pretty and has allot of new features. But user friendly it is not.
Vista is suppose to be more secure but I have reservations. Maybe its because I can't update Windows Defender. My laptop is setup to install updates automatically. It use to work but now only reports
"Error found: Code 0x80070643"
What a brilliant user message packed with NO user meaning.
A Google search yielded a potential fix. It entails turning off the auto update feature and rerunning the Windows Defender update. It didn't work. Microsoft suggests its an issue with Office and asks that you set its service to Manual. It didn't work. I then found a post where someone reinstalled Vista in a new partition, then copied the Windows Defender folder to the old partition and it fixed his problem. Now thats extreme and something I will not do.
Bottom line; I plan on ignoring the problem. Wonder how many others will do the same? What is the impact on security?