Click here to Skip to main content

Welcome to the Lounge

   

For lazing about and discussing anything in a software developer's life that takes your fancy.
The Lounge is rated PG. If you're about to post something you wouldn't want your kid sister to read then don't post it. No flame wars, no abusive conduct and please don't post ads.

Technical discussions are welcome, but if you need specific help please use the programming forums.


 
GeneralRe: The Rolf Harris verdict is in PinpremiumNagy Vilmos30-Jun-14 5:13 
GeneralRe: The Rolf Harris verdict is in PinpremiumKeith Barrow30-Jun-14 6:07 
GeneralRe: The Rolf Harris verdict is in PinmemberAndrew Torrance30-Jun-14 6:28 
GeneralWhy Windows 8 Sucked on Saturday PinpremiumJohn Simmons / outlaw programmer30-Jun-14 3:22 
A friend bought a new Win 8.0 laptop, and asked me to set it up for him.
 
I tried to update to IE 11, and was greeted with a message that I had to upgrade to 8.1 in order to uupgrade to IE11. ABSURD! IE11 runs fine on Win7 so why do I need 8.1 to install it on a newer version of the OS?!
 
My first action was to try to update it to 8.1, but it wouldn't let me do that until I'd applied updates first. ABSURD! Updating to 8.1 should apply the missing updates in the process of "upgrading"!
 
So I went to apply Windows updates. Of course there were a slew of them (101 to be exact), so I simply selected them all and let it go. 30 minutes later, it rebooted and spent the next 1.5 hours configuring the updates, only to displayy a message claiming that the configurtation failed, and that it was going to revert changes - which took another 1.5 hours.
 
So, I had to applie all of the updates two or three at a time - which took another two hours.
 
Finaly I was able to upgrade to 81. - which took over THREE HOURS!
 
I started at 9am and didn't finish this until 5pm! FRAK!
 
I tried to install MSSE and it told me that Win8 already had Windows Defender on it and didn't need MSSE. How is it that Windows Defender is all I need on Win8, but Win7 needs MSSE and Windows Defender? WTF?!
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010
-----
You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010
-----
When you pry the gun from my cold dead hands, be careful - the barrel will be very hot. - JSOP, 2013

GeneralRe: Why Windows 8 Sucked on Saturday Pinprofessionalchriselst30-Jun-14 3:30 
GeneralRe: Why Windows 8 Sucked on Saturday PinmemberAbu Mami30-Jun-14 3:46 
GeneralRe: Why Windows 8 Sucked on Saturday PinmemberScottM130-Jun-14 5:58 
GeneralRe: Why Windows 8 Sucked on Saturday PinmemberMike Mullikin30-Jun-14 6:30 
GeneralRe: Why Windows 8 Sucked on Saturday PinmemberAbu Mami30-Jun-14 7:41 
GeneralRe: Why Windows 8 Sucked on Saturday PinprofessionalglennPattonWork30-Jun-14 4:10 

General General    News News    Suggestion Suggestion    Question Question    Bug Bug    Answer Answer    Joke Joke    Rant Rant    Admin Admin   

Use Ctrl+Left/Right to switch messages, Ctrl+Up/Down to switch threads, Ctrl+Shift+Left/Right to switch pages.


Advertise | Privacy | Mobile
Web03 | 2.8.140827.1 | Last Updated 2 Sep 2014
Copyright © CodeProject, 1999-2014
All Rights Reserved. Terms of Service
Layout: fixed | fluid