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Windows 7: Most Recent Silly User Story

27 Aug 2011   #1
djl47

Windows Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 
Most Recent Silly User Story

From the you can't pick your relatives department.

A relative of mine recently went on an unpleasantly belligerent rant about not being able to use the Windows calculator because it didn't have a divide key. Yeah, it didn't have a ÷ key. Instead it has a / key. Then he claims that he has never ... not ever ... seen a / used for divide. Where the f*** was he for fractions in grade school?
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27 Aug 2011   #2
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

That's nothing I went to fix someone's 'new' computer once, when I opened I actually thought there was a dead cat inside, both he amount of hair and the smell were just nauseating.

it turned out to be a first generation pentium chip machine running win98.

needless to say I was unable to help him with his problem.
partially because the computer was crap anyhow
but mostly because I couldn't stop gagging.
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29 Aug 2011   #3
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

Hmm ... time to get a Mac?
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30 Aug 2011   #4
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Me: Click on the Start button.
Our modem customer: It shows shutting down.
Me: Which button did you click?
Customer: The start button.
Me: Then how come it is Shutting Down?
Customer: Because you asked me to do so......
Me: Did you press the power button on your PC?
Customer: Of course, where else you'd find the "Start" button?
Me: WTF.
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30 Aug 2011   #5
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dinesh View Post
Me: Click on the Start button.
Our modem customer: It shows shutting down.
Me: Which button did you click?
Customer: The start button.
Me: Then how come it is Shutting Down?
Customer: Because you asked me to do so......
Me: Did you press the power button on your PC?
Customer: Of course, where else you'd find the "Start" button?
Me: WTF.

You've got to admit though, using a Start button to invoke the Shutdown procedure was not one of Microsoft's better ideas.
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30 Aug 2011   #6
smarteyeball

 
 

It is rather easy to inadvertently hit shut down instead of restart.
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30 Aug 2011   #7
msdos622wasfun

Windows 8 Release Preview x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
You've got to admit though, using a Start button to invoke the Shutdown procedure was not one of Microsoft's better ideas.
I've often thought the same thing, but then I once read where somebody explained it this way: "The shutdown procedure in and of itself is still a process that must be started..."

I guess, in a way, it's somewhat true.
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