A few days back, I posted about an Internet Explorer problem in Window Vista. The issue was that whenever I close IE manually, Vista would complain about an unexpected problem and go crazy. I thought I had got rid of the problem by turning off UAC and uninstalling the Google and Yahoo! toolbars.
Well, apparently it didn’t quite go away. Yesterday, I was trying to install Sourcegear Vault and during the installation, the setup program said that the Google toolbar un-installation was not complete and if I wanted to complete the setup, I must revert back.
I have no idea why the Vault installation depended on Google toolbar or maybe it was an IE dependency. Anyway, I said Yes. The setup program undid the Google toolbar un-installation and completed its work.
Next time I closed IE, I faced the same problem of Vista complaining about a crash. Again, I went and uninstalled the Google toolbar. The problem went away.
I just cannot figure out why Windows Vista and Google products (Google Desktop, Google Toolbar) are not getting along. For all I know, there is a possibility that this may actually be a Dell problem since the laptop came pre-loaded with the Google software. Hopefully, this will all get resolved soon.
This incident is not a reflection on Sourcegear Vault, which is a very fine source control product and continues to get better and faster with each release.