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  From the December 2011 Issue of Prestwood eMag
Industry Techie Jokes:
Wife Upgrade
Posted 3/2/2006 on 3/2/2006 and updated 12/8/2011
Take Away:

Last year a friend of mine upgraded Girlfriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0


Tech Support:

Last year a friend of mine upgraded Girlfriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and noticed that the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of space and valuable resources. In addition, Wife 1.0 installs itself into all other programs during system initialization and it monitors all other system activity. Applications such as Beerbash 2.5 and late_night 2.00 no longer run, crashing the system whenever selected. I can not seem to purge Wife1.0 from his system. He is thinking about going back to Girlfriend 1.0 but un-install does not work on this program. Can you help us?

Dear Sir,

This is a very common problem men complain about but is mostly due to a primary misconception. Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 with the idea that Wife 1.0 is merely a "UTILITIES & ENTERTAINMENT" program. Wife 1.0 is an OPERATING SYSTEM and designed by its creator to run everything!! It is impossible to un-install, delete, or purge the program from the system once installed. You can not go back to Girlfriend 1.0 because Wife 1.0 is not designed to do this. Some have tried to install Girlfriend 2.0 or Wife 2.0 but end up with more problems than original system. I recommend you keep wife 1.0 and just deal with the situation. Having Wife 1.0 installed myself, I might also suggest you read the entire section regarding General Protection Faults (GPFs). The best course of action will be to push apologize button then reset button as soon as lock-up occurs. Wife 1.0 is a great program but is very high maintenance. --Tech Support


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When pushing the apologize button be careful that it is the correct one.  There are several other buttons in this area that can place additional layers of complexity to the situation if accidentally used.

Posted 1/17/2011
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