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This fuckup is nearly as old as Windows 7 is -- meaning it has around six years:

windows-anytime-upgrade-fuckup

And six years wasn't enough for Microsoft to publish any update that would hide this dully behavior and block user access to non-functioning feature!

The biggest fuckup of all Nokia / Microsoft Lumia phones is, that you can't manually configure your Wi-Fi connection. You must use DHCP. If your local network does not offer this feature, you simply can't use that network. And you're sucked!

...continue reading "No static IP networking on Lumia devices"

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There are many, many huge fuckups in Android 4.0. About most of them I wrote in a separate article. But dropping the native-USB support in favor of some lame shit and extreme useless stupidity, called MTP (Mobile Transport Protocol), seems to be so devastating fuckup, that it surely deserves for a separate article.

...continue reading "Android and a shit called MTP"

I understand that Microsoft Office is eager to secure me as much as it is possible. And therefore there was introduced a "read-only" mode. How Microsoft / Windows / Office "knows" which of my private files come from the Internet and which don't? It gives me the creeps... Moreover, it seems to be a cool, security-oriented feature. But why it works for printing documents too?

What harm can I do myself or to my computer, even though the document contains a malicious code or any other kind of unwanted content if I print it out on a piece of paper? Will that execute some harmful macro? Is there any reason or sense behind this, except for pissing me off each time I have to click on Enable Printing button on such docs?

Word has a nifty feature that helps user in printing envelopes. Cool, easy and useful. All was fine in Word 2007. Few days after I switched to Word 2010 only to discovered that some moron got his hands on code responsible for this feature in newest Word. At wasted it totally!

As always in Microsoft, it is about small things that are so anoying, because are small and could be fixed within moments.

...continue reading "Printing envelopes in Word 2010"

Paint was always such a shit that many people actually called it MS Pain.

Microsoft has been fixing many things from version to version, making the one that ships with Windows XP even quite usable. Following versions were even bigger steps, with final version (Windows 7) actually rewritten from scratch, using ribbon, multi-level undo and many, many more.

Pity, that with one of the last version they removed a "small" feature that was always there -- a warning screen to warn you that you are about to loose your work...

...continue reading "A painful Paint fuckup"

I have exactly the same system installed on both my notebook and desktop computer -- Windows 7 Home Premium x64 Edition with Service Pack 1 and Polish Language Pack. On one of them (notebook) I can access external USB 80 GB 2,5 inch hard drive without any problems. On the other one (desktop) I can't access it at all.

...continue reading "External USB drive fuckup"

Since Paint in Windows 7 was the only image editor that I had handy right at that moment and since it was updated to be quite good, yet basic image editor, I used it to do a small work on a really big (as for Paint) image.

Sadly, it turns out, that it can handle some basic operations on such big images, but it can't... open an image it just saved to disk!

...continue reading "Paint can’t open file written by itself"

Try to follow these steps:

  • run Computer Management,
  • select Disk Management,
  • select some disk,
  • right click it and select Properties from context menu,
  • run Scandisk from opened dialog and finally
  • close the Computer management main window.

Did everything has just stop?

...continue reading "Why Disk Management is a shit?"

Gettin an unexpected error when decompressing a ZIP archive, using internal mechanism build into Windows XP (and newer) Windows Explorer (i.e. by clicking archive with right mouse button or dragging it somewhere and using proper option from menu to decompress)? Then you can be 99,9% sure that such archive is simply password-protected and encrypted in the same time. Windows can't handle such archives. But, in the same time, it is stupid enough to throw you some idiotic, pointless, meaningless errors instead of simply saying, that i does not operate on encrypted archives! What a low...

...continue reading "Unexpected error when decompressing .zip archive"

I had to activate (or actually reactivate) one of my old copies of Windows XP. Due to being tired I have entered an incorrect serial number. Windows given me a proper information, with link to Windows XP Activation Help webpage.

After clicking that link...

Nice! :] I know that Microsoft has dropped support for Windows XP completely, but this is something that actually shouldn't happened right?

Windows treats ZIP files like folders, you say, right?

If you still believe in such bullshit then try to:

  • open some ZIP file,
  • select some or all files,
  • press Ctrl+X to cut them,
  • navigate to some destination folder and
  • press Ctrl+V to paste copied files.

This simple operation can take hours on Windows!

...continue reading "Windows treats ZIP files like folders"

If your printer, that you're not using anymore, keeps appearing in Control Panel > Printers after you delete it many times, try to instead first double click it to find what is being printed on it? You my find some long forgotten document (some times waiting months for printer to be again connected) that is preventing printer from disappearing from the list of printers for good.

...continue reading "Undeletable printer"

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