Technical Upgrade
Posted by Janaka on October 29, 1999 at 18:00:19:

Dear Tech Support,

Last year I upgraded from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0 and noticed that
the new program began unexpected child processing that took up a lot of
space and valuable resources. No mention of this phenomenon was
included in the product brochure.
In addition, Wife 1.0 installs itself into all other programs and
launches during system initialization, where it monitors all other
system activity. Applications such as Pokernight 10.3, Bar Night 2.5,
Weekend Golf 6.1 and Football 5.0 no longer run, crashing the system
whenever selected. In addition, applications such as Garbage Out 3.3
and Yard Work 2.1 have gone from select-as-needed to continuous
schedule, ignoring them causes Night-on-the-Couch 1.0 to take over all

I cannot seem to keep Wife 1.0 in the background while attempting to
run some of my other favorite applications. I am thinking about going
back to Girlfriend 7.0, but the uninstall does not work on this program.
Can you help me, please!!!



This is a very common complaint which is mostly due to a primary
misconception. Many people upgrade from Girlfriend 7.0 to Wife 1.0 with
the idea that Wife 1.0 is merely a UTILITIES & ENTERTAINMENT program.
Wife1.0 is an OPERATING SYSTEM and designed by its creator to run

It is unlikely you would be able to purge Wife 1.0 and still convert
back to Girlfriend 7.0. Hidden operating files within your system would
cause Girlfriend 7.0 to emulate Wife 1.0 so nothing is gained. It is
impossible to uninstall, delete, or purge the program files from the
system once installed. You cannot go back to Girlfriend 7.0 because Wife
1.0 is not designed to do this. Some have tried to install Girlfriend
8.0 or Wife 2.0 but end up with more problems than the original system.
Look in your manual under "Warnings-Alimony/Child Support".

I recommend you keep Wife 1.0 and just deal with the situation. I
suggest installing background application program C:\YES DEAR to
alleviate software augmentation. Having Wife 1.0 installed myself, I
might also suggest you read the entire section regarding General
Partnership Faults (GPFs). You must assume all responsibility for faults
and problems that might occur, regardless of their cause. The best
course of action will be to enter the command C:\APOLOGIZE. In any case
avoid excessive use of YES DEAR because ultimately you will have to give
the APOLOGIZE command before the operating system will return to normal.
The system will run smoothly as long as you take the blame for all the

Wife 1.0 is a great program, but very high maintenance. Consider buying
additional software to improve the performance of Wife 1.0. I recommend
Flowers 2.1 and Diamonds 5.0. Do not, under any circumstances install
Secretary With Short Skirt 3.3. This is not a supported application
for Wife 1.0 and is likely to cause irreversible damage to the operating

Best of luck.
Tech Support.

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