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Saturday, January 27, 2007

Upgrade to Vista, Lose CompuServe Access

Thanks to Markham for forwarding this disturbing news for CIS users.

Microsoft Corporation will soon release a new computer operating system called Microsoft Vista. This new operating system is scheduled for consumer release in early 2007. Most consumers currently use earlier versions of Microsoft's operating system, like Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98, or Windows ME, and may not plan to change the existing operating system on their computers.

If you do not plan to purchase and install the Vista operating system, your CompuServe® account will continue to function as it does today, and you can disregard this message.

If, however, you are a user who plans to purchase and install the Microsoft Vista operating system on your existing computer, please read the following message to ensure that you do not experience disruption to your CompuServe Internet service.

CompuServe software will not be compatible with Microsoft's new Vista operating system. If you are planning to upgrade to Vista, please be aware that doing so will mean that your CompuServe software will no longer function, and you will not be able to connect to the Internet using CompuServe. Members who decide to use the Microsoft Vista operating system will need to sign up for a different Internet service (see options below) prior to switching to Vista and cancel their existing CompuServe account.

The following are some alternative Internet Service Provider options to consider:  

<Information on joining AOL>

We are currently evaluating options that will allow us to continue to provide CompuServe Internet access to our members who choose to use the Microsoft Vista operating system.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

just like every other software vendor, why can't they upgrade their software to be used with Vista. Not having enough time is no excuse as Vista has been delayed numerous times, and its not like they didn't know about it. I think Compuserve is wrong on this one.

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I was a cynic, (and I am) I'd say that since AOL is losing money, they are gonna use this as an excuse to eliminate C-serve and transition all of us to AOL

5:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I used Compukeserve for a couple of years in order to get a free computer. It has got to be one of the worst POS I have ever had the misfortune to be inflicted with. MS is doing you a favor if they get you to dump CS.

In my opinion anyone that buys Vista at this point is making a mistake. Give MS a year or so to work out the bugs.

10:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

vista is more trouble then its worth.It took me two weeks to get i tunes working again. no wonder Microsoft stock is in the dumper.

1:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is a load of bull that CS won't work with Vista. It does, just fine.

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cannot get CS to work on an XP machine since upgrading from WIN 2000. Running an AMD Duron 1.8 over FIOS service. My WIN 2000 machine loads just fine, but CS on XP gives the * in the corner and only email. The problem continued with SP 2 and SP 3. Machine with a clean XP install built from scratch yield same results.

2:27 PM  

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