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Windows 7: Just how STUPID is Microsoft?


22 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Just how STUPID is Microsoft?

That idiotic Tinker game requires Games For Windows Live to be installed and setup to install Tinker. I set up an account. It wants an email address. I sign up with my gmail address.

Now I can't login. It wants a hotmail address to login and my new gamertag is tied into an account I can't even friggin USE.

If they wanted a Hotmail address they shoud have rejected a gmail address. I can't login to even change my assigned email address to the gamertag and I'll refuse to sign up another just to play this stupid game.


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22 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (laptop) & FreeBSD 8.0 x86 (server)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diosoth View Post
That idiotic Tinker game requires Games For Windows Live to be installed and setup to install Tinker. I set up an account. It wants an email address. I sign up with my gmail address.

Now I can't login. It wants a hotmail address to login and my new gamertag is tied into an account I can't even friggin USE.

If they wanted a Hotmail address they shoud have rejected a gmail address. I can't login to even change my assigned email address to the gamertag and I'll refuse to sign up another just to play this stupid game.
Maybe that's just a part of their monopoly.
Microsoft does many things to get rid of other companies.
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22 Dec 2009   #3

64-Bit W7 Ult_sp1
 
 

just open a Windows Live account - it's painless enough
then you can use the same password for all things "Live"

Windows Live Essentials is not as intrusive as people like to make out..
OK, so you may have turn off Messenger now and then, but so what..??
- it's a really useful addition to your PC and it integrates with everything Microsoft, including Office Live..

PS: - all this talk of monopolies doesn't help the end-user one bit, IMO
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23 Dec 2009   #4

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Tripox is right, but its their right to do this. I think tho that you can use a gmail adress, since i use one. What does it say when u try to log in?
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23 Dec 2009   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64(desktop), Windows 7 Professional x86(laptop)
 
 

That is a bit stupid. I have heard similar things with people registering a game (required to play the game) in a region which is not supported by GFWL, then not being able to play said game. When trying with different region settings, they are told that the game is tied to a different account.
Basically, GFWL is broken.
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23 Dec 2009   #6

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diosoth View Post
That idiotic Tinker game requires Games For Windows Live to be installed and setup to install Tinker. I set up an account. It wants an email address. I sign up with my gmail address.

Now I can't login. It wants a hotmail address to login and my new gamertag is tied into an account I can't even friggin USE.

If they wanted a Hotmail address they shoud have rejected a gmail address. I can't login to even change my assigned email address to the gamertag and I'll refuse to sign up another just to play this stupid game.
My Gawd man its a GAME, not the end of the world..
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23 Dec 2009   #7

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Diosoth View Post
That idiotic Tinker game requires Games For Windows Live to be installed and setup to install Tinker. I set up an account. It wants an email address. I sign up with my gmail address.

Now I can't login. It wants a hotmail address to login and my new gamertag is tied into an account I can't even friggin USE.

If they wanted a Hotmail address they shoud have rejected a gmail address. I can't login to even change my assigned email address to the gamertag and I'll refuse to sign up another just to play this stupid game.
My Gawd man its a GAME, not the end of the world..
well, youre right, but dont laugh on new-commers
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23 Dec 2009   #8

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Better to laugh than to scorn...
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23 Dec 2009   #9

Win 7 pro 64-bit, Ubuntu 9.10 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Better to laugh than to scorn...
Whats scorn? (english isnt my native)
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23 Dec 2009   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Well I guess since you didn't get any responses to your Microsoft bash here Download Microsoft Tinker Game For Windows 7, Vista & X you decided to create your very own flame post huh???

How's that working out in your favor? Oh wait...I responded

BTW your rant is user error
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