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Microsoft issues a dire warning that its Home Server product may irreversibly damage pictures, torrents, and other files

Microsoft just announced a big bug that many users of its Windows Home Server users may wish to take note of.  Microsoft warned users not to edit files stored on their Windows Home Servers.  Editing and saving files on a home computer connected to Windows Home Server can lead to data corruption within a week it has been discovered.

Microsoft describes the problem, stating, "When you use certain programs to edit files on a home computer that uses Windows Home Server, the files may become corrupted when you save them to the home server. Several people have reported issues after they have used the following programs to save files to their home servers."

Microsoft details that the following file types are among those affected:

  • Photos
  • Office Outlook files (2007)
  • Office OneNote files (2003/2007)
  • Microsoft Money files
  • Quicken files
  • QuickBooks files
  • Torrent files

Microsoft has not yet announced a concrete schedule for the release of a patch to fix the problem.  It blames the current bug on an internal glitch with Windows Home Servers' shared folders code.  Microsoft is currently trying to reproduce the bug and better understand it.

An anonymous blog was posted on Microsoft's developers pages stating that Microsoft's Windows Home Server Team is working full-time through the holidays to try to fix the problem, so obviously it is a relatively significant issue.

Windows has aggressively tried to market its Home Server products and grow a business in consumer backup storage.  The Windows Home Server software retails for $189.99, while a number of partners produce the physical hardware.  Among these is the HP 500GB EX470, which retails for $599.99. 

So for a total of about $790 you can have a working home server set up for backup operations -- you just probably don't want to back up your pictures, emails, or torrent files on it for now.



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RE: HP's Home Server Includes the OS
By HrilL on 12/28/2007 1:32:43 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think anyone would be too happy with that. For the price it seems over priced still. I recently built a 4200+ 1GB ram 500GB with 8400GS 256MB for under 400 Oh I also got a DVD-/+RW DL and keyboard mouse all that for under 400. I know that doesn't count the cost of the OS but I already owned XP Pro and that works fine for me.


RE: HP's Home Server Includes the OS
By drebo on 12/28/2007 2:26:37 PM , Rating: 2
Yes, and if you add the cost of the OS in, you get the same price.

Plus you get warranty service and tier 1 oem support.

Most people don't care to build their own computers.


RE: HP's Home Server Includes the OS
By mcnabney on 12/28/2007 3:23:55 PM , Rating: 2
The first thing they ask for on the phone is for your credit card number, so I wouldn't be to keen to mention that as a benefit.


RE: HP's Home Server Includes the OS
By TomZ on 12/28/2007 8:19:20 PM , Rating: 2
I find it hard to believe that HP doesn't offer any support included in the purchase price, if that's what you're saying.


By HrilL on 1/2/2008 11:25:02 AM , Rating: 2
Yes you get the same price with the OS and a computer that is twice as fast.

Most parts have manufacture warranties...

True. And those are the same people that think a 1.8ghz sempron or celeron is just as fast as a 1.8ghz Athlon or core 2 because they are both 1.8ghz...


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