Guide how to update from girlfriend 1.0 to wife 1.0
Last year a friend of mine upgraded GirlFriend 1.0 to Wife 1.0 and found
that it's a memory hog leaving very little system resources for other
He is only now noticing that Wife 1.0 also is spawning Child-Processes
which are further consuming valuable resources.
No mention of this particular phenomena was included in the product
brochure or the documentation, though other users have informed him that
this is to be expected due to the nature of the application.
Not only that, Wife 1.0 installs itself such that it is always launched at
system initialization where it can monitor all other system activity.
He's finding that some applications such as PokerNight 10.3, BeerBash 2.5,
and PubNight 7.0 are no longer able to run in the system at all, crashing
the system when selected (even though they always worked fine before).
At installation, Wife 1.0 provides no option as to the installation of
undesired Plug-Ins such as MotherInLaw 55.8 and BrotherInLaw Beta release.
Also, system performance seems to diminish with each passing day.
The features he'd like to see in the upcoming Wife 2.0 include:
I myself decided to avoid all of the headaches associated with Wife 1.0
by sticking with Girlfriend 2.0. Even here, however, I found many problems.
Apparently you cannot install Girlfriend 2.0 on top of Girlfriend 1.0.
You must uninstall Girlfriend 1.0 first. Other users say this is a long
standing bug which I should have been aware of.
- A "Don't remind me again" button
- Minimize button
- An install shield feature that allows Wife 2.0 to be
installed with the option to uninstall at anytime
without the loss of cache and other system resources.
- An option to run the network driver in promiscuous
mode which would allow the systems hardware
probe feature to be much more useful.
Apparently the versions of Girlfriend have conflicts over shared use of the
I/O port. You think they would have fixed such a stupid bug by now.
To make matters worse, the uninstall program for Girlfriend 1.0 doesn't work
very well leaving undesirable traces of the application in the system.
Another thing that sucks -- all versions of Girlfriend continually pop-up
little annoying messages about the advantages of upgrading to Wife 1.0
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 MSMoney files before doing the
uninstall itself. Then Mistress 1.1 will refuse to install, claiming
To avoid to above bug, try installing Mistress 1.1 on a different system
any never run any file transfer applications such as Laplink 6.9. Also,
beware of similar shareware applications that may carry viruses that may
affect Wife 1.0. Another solution would be to run Mistress 1.1 via a
UseNet provider under an anonymous name. Here again, beware of viruses
which can be accidentally downloaded from the UseNet. Always be sure that
any I/O transferred is done using a firewall.