Funny Read: How to fix the Zune crashing problem

Discussion in 'iPod' started by darwen, Nov 13, 2006.

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    darwen

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    Ok, so a couple days ago I posted an engadget article that many found interesting. Personally, I found the sequel to be even better.

    So apparently while installing the zune it tells you it has been plugged into a PC before and asks you if this is a guest computer. Those who continue on as a guest will have no problems (well... that is debatable) but if you try to make your own computer the host PC, it crashes. Basically Engadget figured out that this problem can be bypassed by unplugging the zune and starting the install over when this step is reached. Talk about quirky... that is seriously messed up!

    Read the full article for Engadget's non-biased response to the install. :rolleyes: It is appropriately called 'Installing the zune... sucked'

    http://www.engadget.com/2006/11/13/installing-the-zune-sucked/
     
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    Chundles

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    What a mess!!

    And that's the version shipped to all those people lining up to buy one. So, 5 people are going to be really annoyed when they start installing their Zune software.
     
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    Danksi

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    I'm impressed....

    what a bloody joke
     
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    balamw

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    They did say it worked fine on the other PC they tried, so two of the five will be fine. The other three however...

    The install itself is typical Microsoft pain and misery. How many dialog boxes and how much interaction do you need to install this app and device. At least I didn't catch any "Are You Sure?" dialogs in the writeup :rolleyes:.

    Blech.

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    drater

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    microsoft is going to lose a lot of money with this one. I'm not worried for apple
     
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    What a mess indeed...!

    But the link was hilarious to read.

    Talk about being late to the party...
     
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    Wow, that article was a riot.

    My favorite of many hilarious parts, when they tried to get the tag "Ryan" and when it was unavailable it suggested:

    TwinightRyan (sp)
    UprightRyan
    GrizzlyRyan
    PraisedCloud
    ScapularWorm and
    HangingCheetah
    PricyRacketeer
    GutlessStudent
    WontedSum
    PeeweeDust

    Yes, ScapularWorm. Pure comic genius.
     

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