Windows Vista "RC1" release (still) doesn't install on my (ordinary) desktop PC

I was fine when, after several hours of churning away, Windows Vista Beta 2 decided that it couldn’t install itself. I was a bit surprised, since there’s nothing unusual about my system and I’ve never had a problem installing various flavors of XP, but it was nice that the installer didn’t trash my computer.

However, it’s completely unacceptable when Windows Vista RC1 does the same thing. “Release Candidate” my shiny metal ass.

Today, Brian Valentine — Microsoft’s Senior VP in charge of their Core Operating System Division — left Microsoft for At least that saves Microsoft the trouble of firing him.