I’ve gotta start by saying I love Vista.  A lot of people I talk to are still scared of Vista but I have really enjoyed using it.  I’m no expert on the features but I did blog about a few that I liked right out of the gate.  Lately,  one thing that makes me crazy is the TrustedInstaller.exe.  First, you should understand that I built my own machine and I guess either my CPU fan or the box itself (or both) must suck.  Because when my CPU is cranking, the fan revs up and rattles the entire box.  It is really annoying!  And because of this, it is obvious to me every time TrustedInstaller.exe is running.  This thing typically runs at 48% of my CPU and lasts for 15 minutes or so.  I don’t know why it isn’t throttled back a bit, it doesn’t make sense to me.

Anyway, when I first figured out that TrustedInstaller was the culprit, I did some web searching and found a blog post by Scott Hanselman.  I was really glad that I wasn’t the only one suffering, especially someone that I respect like Scott (sorry Scott).  But it validated me, that I wasn’t doing something wrong myself. 

Interestingly, when I looked up his blog post today to include it here, I read something that stood out to me:

“When I see things like this, I think “If I worked for Microsoft, fixing this problem could be a HUGE opportunity.””

Posted 5/28/2007 on Scott’s Blog

Wow, that is awesome because I remembered another post on Scott’s blog from which I quote:

“I’m going to work for Microsoft. There, I said it. I’m going to work for ScottGu’s team in the Developer Division.”

Posted 7/21/2007 on Scott’s Blog

OK, I am pretty sure ScottGu’s team isn’t responsible for the TrustedInstaller.  But Scott (Hanselman), can you PLEASE walk down the hall and talk to someone!

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