Yeah right…

My installation of Windows 7 (the friendliest windows ever, right?) required activation. Here’s the result:

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Very user friendly, eh? :-) The funny thing is that the dialogue box you see at the foreground is the result of clicking “For a possible resolution, click More Information.”

After a little Googling coupled, of course, with a M.Sc. Computer Science and 15+ years experience in Software Programing, I found out that this error occurs, for some reason, when your date/time/timezone are not correct!

Fixing the date/time/timezone led to this:

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The question now is, why can’t Microsoft put error messages that mortal human beings understand? If your Mom calls you and starts talking to you about having an error “0×80072F8F”, what can you do other than asking her to take cover or something!

This is exactly why Apple and OS X are going to continue to eat Microsoft’s lunch. People at MS just don’t get it.

Yeah right… The Friendliest Windows Yet!


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