Saturday, November 24, 2007

Dell Support Center

Just a warning - if you have a Dell and you're dumb enough to run their support software, it will prompt you to update to the new Dell Support Center. Well, this little gem of a program decides it needs to constantly run on your system. Among other things its toolbar icon has no exit option so you can't easily run it occasionally to check for updates and then quit it - it has to be running all the time. And of course it set itself up to run on startup without asking.

As a practical matter, of course, you can just blow away the process manually if you know what you're doing, but how nice of them to require you to do that and fiddle around at a system level so it won't start up on reboot.

There's a lot of nice things about the new system, but this kind of needless waste of time just drives me nuts.


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