First, my friend's Belkin router died (Kept crashing every 10 mins or so), and then the replacement died too.
Secondly, their "Free international tech support" number isn't free - it's local rate. It used to be free apparently, but when I phoned up about a year or so ago (Probably nearer 6 months now I think about it), I was told to phone some other local rate number.
Third, when I installed a wireless USB adapter on my Vista media center, I had to download the driver from their site, because it wasn't on the disc or included with Windows. And that's the sort of thing that annoys me - having to look online for to fix the component of your PC that gets you online in the first place.
Fourth, I've just found out (The hard way) that Belkin STILL don't have any Vista x64 drivers for their wireless USB adapter. I mean come on - Vista x64 has been out for what? A year now?
So I spent two hours installing Vista x64 and windows updates (Via a wired connection), before realising that Vista x64 drivers don't exist for it, meaning that I have to either use the 32-bit version, or go and buy another wireless adapter. And that requires effort.
So... Vista Ultimate 32-bit is going on my dad's media center PC. I know Ultimate is overkill for a media center, but I can get it for $45 through the Microsoft Company Store with my MVP dollars [smile]
Anyone know if there's any amazing reason for me to stop what I'm doing and go for x64 after all?
One annoying thing is that the motherboard only has one USB header on it, and the card reader needs that. So the front two case USB ports aren't wired up. On the plus side, the card reader has one USB port on it, so that can be used for plugging in USB sticks and the like.
Anyway, I'm off to continue installing crap