Windows Vista

Richard O'Neill richardoneill at
Tue Feb 5 13:47:27 CST 2008

 I have a question for the group. While listening to a pocket AM band radio I happened to walk past my new ACER WiFi laptop (preloaded with VISTA) and heard a loud buzz on the radio. This was a surprise since the laptop was powered off and power cord disconnected.

 After removing the computer battery the noise went away. Does anyone have any idea what battery power is being expended for? What's this machine up to? Hmmm ... perhaps something secretly nefarious for Microsoft ... or the Chinese government?
Please don't tell me it's reporting to Homeland Security.

 The subject is more than academic since my laptop is often unused for weeks to months at a time and I wouldn't want to find a drained battery the next time I took it on a trip.

Richard O'Neill

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