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darwen
Nov 12, 2006, 06:05 AM
I thought this was hil-arious! Apparently some of the very few who happened to find a retailer who was selling these things early are having problems. Like any true Microsoft software, crashing seems to be part of the product description.

Let the crashing Begin!

http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/12/stores-selling-zunes-early/


EDIT: I would like to make sure people understand... this is not because the software needs to connect to the store. There have been sucesses in installing, for some reason though others get this error.

On a side note. Why is restarting the fix all for Windows?



Chundles
Nov 12, 2006, 06:10 AM
Does it.... does the Zune actually come in a plastic ziploc bag? :eek:

Sure looks like it from those photos.

And what is with that picture on the "Installation Error" window - looks like the girl at the bottom has been injured whilst having a threesome.

Willis
Nov 12, 2006, 06:18 AM
hahahahahahahhahahaha

ah dear... I know iPods crash now and then, but.... not when you first get it!

Eraserhead
Nov 12, 2006, 06:43 AM
hahahahahahahhahahaha

ah dear... I know iPods crash now and then, but.... not when you first get it!

It's not just a crash, the installer doesn't run at all, and engadget's system should be clean of spyware, patched and not suffer other possible problems.

MS isn't having a good time atm.

sushi
Nov 12, 2006, 06:51 AM
Does it.... does the Zune actually come in a plastic ziploc bag? :eek:

Sure looks like it from those photos.
Yes it does.

Surely that is not true.

Speaking of packaging, I sure like the new iPod packaging for the Nano and Shuffle.

Chundles
Nov 12, 2006, 06:56 AM
Yes it does.

Surely that is not true.

Speaking of packaging, I sure like the new iPod packaging for the Nano and Shuffle.

Me too - very nice.

Frisco
Nov 12, 2006, 06:59 AM
More plastic baggie picts (http://flx-tech.net/)

Queso
Nov 12, 2006, 06:59 AM
Love the "Welcome to the social" slogan.

"Microsoft, our stuff's so good you'll end up on the dole" :D

bartelby
Nov 12, 2006, 07:01 AM
Is it me or is the woman in the "Installation Error" screen crying?

Has is just dawned on her that she should have bought an iPod?

EDIT:
http://static.flickr.com/103/294929001_b67b0b5225.jpg

sushi
Nov 12, 2006, 07:02 AM
More plastic baggie picts (http://flx-tech.net/)
Is it me, or does plastic baggie packaging look like it is a used item or a discontinued item that you would find at a second hand store?

Willis
Nov 12, 2006, 07:05 AM
More plastic baggie picts (http://flx-tech.net/)

I never realised how big it is! why would anyone want that

sushi
Nov 12, 2006, 07:07 AM
I never realised how big it is! why would anyone want that
It sure is big that much is certain.

After transitioning to the iPod Nano (Black one with 8GB) it will be hard for me to even use a regular iPod, let alone something as huge as the Zune.

MacinJosh
Nov 12, 2006, 07:38 AM
Is it me or is the woman in the "Installation Error" screen crying?

Has is just dawned on her that she should have bought an iPod?


I lol'd :)

4nr-
Nov 12, 2006, 07:46 AM
To install Zune the software must connect to the Zune site which has not yet been activated by microsoft. Thats why it crashes

duuuuh?

Eraserhead
Nov 12, 2006, 07:50 AM
To install Zune the software must connect to the Zune site which has not yet been activated by microsoft. Thats why it crashes

duuuuh?

But it has succeeded for some users, so that doesn't seem to be the problem.

dextertangocci
Nov 12, 2006, 10:57 AM
HAHAHAHAHA

Stupid M$

ClassicFitness
Nov 12, 2006, 10:59 AM
This is really making my day!!!

Eidorian
Nov 12, 2006, 11:02 AM
Installation Error and that look of pain on the person in the background? Comedy gold!

mkrishnan
Nov 12, 2006, 11:07 AM
Is it me or is the woman in the "Installation Error" screen crying?

Has is just dawned on her that she should have bought an iPod?

What the frack is going on with this installation screen? You've got two girls making out while a third one cries? I don't get it. Maybe the two making out have iPods? :D

imacintel
Nov 12, 2006, 11:18 AM
Wow. I am telling all of my microsoft loving, iPod hating, Apple hating, then going to buy Mac Mini friends. :D

Somebody actually told me " god I hate apple, macs are so much better"...:rolleyes:

Markleshark
Nov 12, 2006, 12:28 PM
Is it me, or does plastic baggie packaging look like it is a used item or a discontinued item that you would find at a second hand store?

Yeah, it's just to save them time in the long run, really.

someguy
Nov 12, 2006, 12:37 PM
W... T... F? :confused:

Porco
Nov 12, 2006, 12:44 PM
http://static.flickr.com/103/294929001_b67b0b5225.jpg

I just think we needed that picture to be displayed again, it's an instant classic. Just what IS happening to that poor girl?! :eek:

It's actually quite disturbing the more you look at it.

iJaz
Nov 12, 2006, 12:55 PM
To install Zune the software must connect to the Zune site which has not yet been activated by microsoft. Thats why it crashes

duuuuh?

does it make sense to have to restart your computer just because you can't connect to a site on the internet?

mkrishnan
Nov 12, 2006, 12:57 PM
It's actually quite disturbing the more you look at it.

I bet she's a Cylon, and that's why the other two won't make out with her. :D

dongmin
Nov 12, 2006, 01:00 PM
Is it just me, or does the brown plastic look really really cheap?

Also, note the "Hello from Seattle" engraved on the back. :) Do these guys have an original thought, ever?

Compile 'em all
Nov 12, 2006, 01:04 PM
It's actually quite disturbing the more you look at it.

I think this story should more about the disturbing picture rather than the Zune crashing.

someguy
Nov 12, 2006, 01:20 PM
Do these guys have an original thought, ever?
Must you ask questions to which you already know the answers? ;)

archurban
Nov 12, 2006, 01:31 PM
they're completely out of notion. what they said official release date is November 14th. well, it looks like BestBuy employees aren't care about it. they just want to sell it anyway with no explanation. like it won't be working until next tuesday. that's sad. but who care? a big problem is that if ipod is error, it's relatively easy to fix. but zune? it would be very complicated just like windows XP or Vista. whatever. MS expects over 2 millions selling? I don't know :rolleyes:

iBookie
Nov 12, 2006, 01:46 PM
A local Target had a working model on display Friday. The Zune feels cheap. The mock scroll button looks like it would scroll but doesn't. You have to press it to navigate. Really clumsy if you're used to an iPod. I honestly can't imagine many people switching to a Zune from an iPod. There's just no comparision.

Also, packaging wise... kinda makes sense to package the brown in a plastic baggy ... when you really think about it. ;)

archurban
Nov 12, 2006, 04:13 PM
the picture makes really sense when zune gets error. as you know, it's social spread as MS says. so when it crashes, another zune, which on wifi, has to be freaking, too. I just wonder there is another screen wallpaper when the same thing happen? I want to see.:D

darwen
Nov 12, 2006, 09:03 PM
the picture makes really sense when zune gets error. as you know, it's social spread as MS says. so when it crashes, another zune, which on wifi, has to be freaking, too. I just wonder there is another screen wallpaper when the same thing happen? I want to see.:D

I don't get this post. What are you talking about? Another zune crashes...social spread...what the...?

darwen
Nov 12, 2006, 09:05 PM
http://static.flickr.com/103/294929001_b67b0b5225.jpg

I get the picture now. Seriosuly, I think I understand it. Two girls are kissing and the third girl is grossed out. It all makes sense now!

tech4all
Nov 12, 2006, 09:11 PM
Is it me or is the woman in the "Installation Error" screen crying?

My thoughts exactly! :D

(either that or she's angry)

Warbrain
Nov 12, 2006, 09:20 PM
Well, have fun selling that brick, Microsoft. I bet that they'll quit in a year.

mrkramer
Nov 12, 2006, 09:22 PM
EDIT:
http://static.flickr.com/103/294929001_b67b0b5225.jpg

Did the error kill the girl? And why does the instalation screen have two girls making out?

fivetoadsloth
Nov 12, 2006, 09:54 PM
oooh! this will be a definate success, i can imagine this easily being the next ipod beater, someone will make a house out of all these bricks causing them to purchase about 534534235 giving them a huge market share. ;)

AvSRoCkCO1067
Nov 12, 2006, 09:58 PM
oooh! this will be a definate success, i can imagine this easily being the next ipod beater, someone will make a house out of all these bricks causing them to purchase about 534534235 giving them a huge market share. ;)

A House of Zunes...???


...sounds like a corny Haunted House name to me...:confused: :p

fivetoadsloth
Nov 12, 2006, 10:03 PM
A House of Zunes...???


...sounds like a corny Haunted House name to me...:confused: :p

and halloween isnt for another year!
bill gates is getting a head start :p

archurban
Nov 12, 2006, 10:24 PM
I don't get this post. What are you talking about? Another zune crashes...social spread...what the...?

dumb.... it's joke! as you see picture, there isn't only one girl over there, right? so just one girl is painful? other are also suffering, too. that's why I mentioned social communication as MS says. intallation error is satired by picture which is funny anyway. if you still don't get it, I doubt the level of your intelligence.

sushi
Nov 12, 2006, 10:27 PM
You might find this article (http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=146275) Interesting.

benthewraith
Nov 12, 2006, 10:29 PM
It's not just a crash, the installer doesn't run at all, and engadget's system should be clean of spyware, patched and not suffer other possible problems.

MS isn't having a good time atm.

But that wasn't on Engadget or maybe it was, I don't know. Looked like someone was doing it on their sony vaio.

Warbrain
Nov 12, 2006, 10:30 PM
You might find this article (http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=146275) Interesting.

Good read. I enjoyed it.

benthewraith
Nov 12, 2006, 10:32 PM
I bet she's a Cylon, and that's why the other two won't make out with her. :D

She does look like Grace Park a lot.

fivetoadsloth
Nov 12, 2006, 11:55 PM
You might find this article (http://www.financialexpress.com/fe_full_story.php?content_id=146275) Interesting.

thanks, interesting article.

MrFirework
Nov 13, 2006, 11:20 AM
I just think we needed that picture to be displayed again, it's an instant classic. Just what IS happening to that poor girl?! :eek:

It's actually quite disturbing the more you look at it.


It is! It just gets funnier and funnier the more I see it. I'm laughing so hard I'm shedding a tear, and I'm at work! :D :p

A picture TRULY is worth a thousand words. Thanks for the giggle, M$!

MacBoobsPro
Nov 13, 2006, 11:26 AM
Is it me or is the woman in the "Installation Error" screen crying?

Has is just dawned on her that she should have bought an iPod?

EDIT:
http://static.flickr.com/103/294929001_b67b0b5225.jpg

Maybe its the smell released from the ZipLoc bag that contains an electronic turd that crashes.

EDIT: Nice boob though! :D

Shadow
Nov 13, 2006, 11:48 AM
Nice boob though! :D

I agree-very nice! :D

Anyway, the Zune looks literally massive. And brown. And ugly. And a cheap ripoff from an iPod (although its an insult to compare the iPod to the Zune-even putting them is the same sentence is a crime!).

sushi, thats an interesting article but I can't help but feel the last paragraph is 'tacked-on'.

Its shameful that one of the biggest corpotations in the world have to copy a much smaller corporation, and even then they don't sell as well. I may be typing this on my PC (my MacBook's power adapter cord has frayed, exposing the wires in the cable) but I'm sick of XP already! *Installs Flyakite*

Rojo
Nov 13, 2006, 11:57 AM
While the installation error message is clearly a bad sign for M$, you have to admit that image is hilarious -- whether it was intentional or not.

Just you wait -- this image is going to be circulated all over the net, and the Asian girl who looks hurt is going to become a minor celebrity. :D

someguy
Nov 13, 2006, 12:01 PM
sushi, thats an interesting article but I can't help but feel the last paragraph is 'tacked-on'.
Yeah, I get the same feeling. Not only does it feel "tacked-on", but it isn't really a conclusion paragraph, either. It leaves me wondering if there was more to the article that was not published... :rolleyes:

Either way, I am much looking forward to Zune going down like the Hindenburg.

http://www.vidicom-tv.com/hindenburg/images/1.jpg

plinden
Nov 13, 2006, 12:08 PM
Is it me or is the woman in the "Installation Error" screen crying?

Has is just dawned on her that she should have bought an iPod?

Does no one here recognize an orgasm when they see one?

bartelby
Nov 13, 2006, 12:09 PM
Does no one here recognize an orgasm when they see one?

What? The Zune vibrates too?!?:eek:

iGary
Nov 13, 2006, 12:13 PM
No better time for this... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upzKj-1HaKw)

mkrishnan
Nov 13, 2006, 12:25 PM
No better time for this... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upzKj-1HaKw)

Now that hair is original. :eek: :D

Eidorian
Nov 13, 2006, 12:26 PM
No better time for this... (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upzKj-1HaKw)Classic :D

macwonder
Nov 13, 2006, 02:08 PM
after seeing the girl in pain, i am waiting to see the face of the other girl...

http://static.flickr.com/103/294929001_b67b0b5225.jpg

ohh microsoft...

MacBoobsPro
Nov 13, 2006, 02:24 PM
after seeing the girl in pain, i am waiting to see the face of the other girl...

http://static.flickr.com/103/294929001_b67b0b5225.jpg

ohh microsoft...

What happens when there is a major error. Like total Zune destroying error?

Hardcore animal porn?

BlueMars
Nov 13, 2006, 03:16 PM
There'll be no blue screen of death for the Zune. That's so...PC. The Zune can go one better, and give you the screen (scream) of pain - in full colour.

sushi
Nov 13, 2006, 04:23 PM
sushi, thats an interesting article but I can't help but feel the last paragraph is 'tacked-on'.

Its shameful that one of the biggest corpotations in the world have to copy a much smaller corporation, and even then they don't sell as well. I may be typing this on my PC (my MacBook's power adapter cord has frayed, exposing the wires in the cable) but I'm sick of XP already! *Installs Flyakite*
Now that you mention it, I see what you mean.

Hmmm... Interesting.

MrFirework
Nov 13, 2006, 04:37 PM
Does it.... does the Zune actually come in a plastic ziploc bag? :eek:

Sure looks like it from those photos.

Given the lovely crap-brown hue of the Zoon, perhaps it should come wrapped in a diaper instead? That's just about as classy as the zip-lock!

MrFirework
Nov 13, 2006, 04:43 PM
sushi, thats an interesting article but I can't help but feel the last paragraph is 'tacked-on'.



100% certain this is the case.

cecildk9999
Nov 13, 2006, 05:07 PM
If the screaming girl had earbuds on, I could see her as singing along to something...but they seem to have forgotten to put those in. What kind of installation screen is that in the first place? It just emphasizes that having a Zune could get painful, and someone else is scoring, not you. ;)

mkrishnan
Nov 13, 2006, 05:14 PM
On the plus side, though, I like her necklace. :) Forget the Zune. Where can I get one, please? :)