[pcductape] Re: How do I stop Windows Installer?

  • From: "Carl" <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 6 Apr 2004 04:43:57 -0500

Hey Guys,

That is why user groups like this email list are so important.   I bet that 90% 
of all computer/software problems are solved by people like you who donate your 
knowledge and time to help others not so fortunate.   These groups are so 
important to the industry that now when one search for help on Microsoft.com 
the system will suggest going to user groups for additional help.   So thanks 


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Victor Firestone 
  To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 2004 2:23 AM
  Subject: [pcductape] Re: How do I stop Windows Installer?


  Even at Microsoft there are levels upon levels - you just have to know where 
and what to look for - I should know I do some beta testing for Microsoft.

  Wizard@xxxxxxxx wrote:

Quoting Victor Firestone <vlfll@xxxxxxxxxxx>:


Actually they have to work on the assumption of "common lowest 
denomonator" and that unfortunately is "presumably ignorant" - otherwise 
the problem is escalated to the higher echelons [where people like me 
sit] and we hit the roof if a problem is thrown at us which turns out 
was some silly oversight made by someone on the way up. [Normally there 
are a couple of ranks this goes through till it gets to me]
That is why on most tech support set-ups they have strict guidelines 
what they have to ask and what they have to run you through before the 
problem is passed on - hopefully till it is solved.
The main reason being that they do not want the top staff to work on a 
case and then waste time going through all those "beginners" steps which 
are quite time consuming, but rather start from a certain point half way 
through, secure in the knowledge that all the "beginners" tests have 
already been done. Senior tech salaries are quite high, they mostly do 
other "more important" stuff besides solving users problems and it is 
also very frustrating for the senior techie to try to solve the problem 
and then find that it is something very minor that should have been 
solved a long time ago, not to mention the fact that many times if it is 
escalated to senior techies, either the techie has to drop what he is 
currently working on or the user is going to have to wait till the 
techie can stop what he is currently doing and can find time for him.
In this case, there was no upper level; they were referring him to Microsoft for
a problem that they should have researched themselves, IMO.


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