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Virtual Girlfriend upgrade instructions

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Not the first time I've seen this, but more detailed instructions than back when I upgraded... watch out for those I/O port conflicts!

Upgrading to Wife 1.0

Last a friend of mine upgraded from Girlfriend 4.0 to Wife 1.0 and found
that it's memory hog leaving few system resources for other applications.
He is now noticing the Wife 1.0 is also spawning Child-processes, which is
further consuming valuable resources. No mention of this particular
phenomenon was included in the product documentation,
though other users have informed me that this is to be expected
due to the nature of the application.

Not only that, Wife 1.0 installs itself so that it is always launched at
system initialization where it can monitor all other system activity. Some
applications such as PokerNight 10.3, BachelorParty 2.5 and PubNight 7.0
are no longer able to run on the system at all, causing the system to
lockup when launched (even though the apps worked fine before).

Wife 1.0 provides no installation options. Thus, the installation of
undesired plug-ins such as Mother-in-law 55.8 and the Brother-in-law Beta
is unavoidable. Also system performance seems to diminish each passing day.

Some features my friend would like to see in the upcoming Wife 2.0:

A "don't remind me again button"
A Minimize button
The ability to delete the "headache" file
An install feature that provides an option to uninstall 2.0 version
without loss of other system resources
An option to run the network driver in "promiscuous mode" allowing the
systems hardware probe to be much more useful/effective.

I myself wish I had decided to avoid all of the headaches associated with
Wife 1.0 by sticking with Girlfriend 3.0. Even here, however, I have found
many problems. Apparently you cannot install Girlfriend 4.0. You must
uninstall Girlfriend 3.0 first, otherwise the two versions of Girlfriend
will have conflicts over shared use of the I/O port.

Other users have told me that this is a long-standing problem that I
should have been aware of. Guess that explains what happened to versions 1 & 2.

To make matters worse, the uninstall program for Girlfriend 3.0 doesn't
work very well, leaving undesirable traces of the application in the
system. Another identified problem is that all versions of Girlfriend have
annoying little messages about the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0.


All users should be aware that Wife 1.0 has an undocumented bug. If you
try to install Mistress 1.1 before uninstalling Wife 1.0, Wife 1.0 will
delete MS Money files before doing the uninstall itself. Once that
happens, Mistress 1.1. won't install and you will get an "insufficient
resources" error message. To avoid the aforementioned bug, try installing
Mistress 1.1 on a different system and 'never'
run any file transfer applications (such as Laplink) between the two
post #2 of 5
So darling, now that our computers are no longer "networked," do you have Mistress1.1 installed in Brookline and Wife 1.0 installed in Summit County?
post #3 of 5
Thread Starter 
Umm, you'd be Wife 2.0. That was the upgrade that added SkiAddict beta.
post #4 of 5
Ah Ski Addict Beta! So if Mistress 1.1 is still installed in Brookline (notice, ladies and gentlemen of the forum how he avoided answering that question!) I guess it would be ok to "install" skiinstructor beta out here?
post #5 of 5
Mark, I hear that if you want to remove the software from your system and return it to the place of purchase that you're subject to a HUGE restocking fee. :
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