I said that it did it on Windows --> 7 <-- also. And now that Windows 8 has gone bye-bye, it is still doing it on Windows Vista Ultimate. (the OCX thing) I also observed on the fresh install of Windows 7 on the computer that failed (which is buggy as h***) that some of the widget/gadget things, clocks, run without DesktopX. At least I got it up so I could get the files I missed before off of the drive. The format finger is wagging closer to the enter key.
Today's chore was coordinating the full backups and amazing enough the two externals were pretty close. The two thumbdrives, partition, and small corner of the old XP Pro machine were as well, they contain my books.
I miss Windows 7, but not the way my regular machine is behaving. Vista is like stepping aboard an antique car, with levers instead of buttons. Thank goodness for many of the apps or I couldn't stand it. I can't wait to get a new hard drive.
(( Ed. Hum, I guess I mentioned the Windows 7 thing on another thread. Sorry about that ))