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I was installing Windows Vista SP1 today and got the following error:

Needless to say, even if I somehow get this installed, I will not be hoping for anything.

P.S: Looks like these guys do not want users to actually go to that link. Its neither selectable nor a hyperlink !

UPDATE: Turns out that link is actually useless. Just asks you to restart your system and/or run some stupid diagnostic tools to fix the problem. Seems like they do not know anything about this error.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Thanks to Bandan for the link from I was able to install Vista SP1. Not all the steps in that article might work. Here is what you need to do:

  1. Reinstall windows update agent
    • Windows, x86-based systems download from here
    • Windows, x64-based systems download from here
  2. Save it on your disk and run from a command prompt adding “/wuforce” at the end of the command.
  3. Install Vista SP. It should install this time. It will take approx 30 mins to install and will restart your computer multiple times.

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I saw an advertisement today in an India’s leading newspaper on the front page urging people to not talk on mobile phone while driving. For the record – in India, people usually drive as if they are drunk. Add mobile to it and you have many casualties.

Now, the advertisement shows a person driving a car and wearing a bluetooth headset. If you look closely, you will find that the person is sitting on the front left seat of the car and the car indeed is left hand drive!

Everything is fine except that we have right hand drive here in India! Unless the advertisement was meant for the select few who import vehicles from the US, it completly misses the target audience!

The advertisement was given by the Delhi government which is organising the 2010 Commonwealth games in India.

When will these idiots understand that keeping the right audience in mind is the first thing to do when creating an advertisement.

Seriously people. Grow up.

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