IF EXIST "C:\Program Files (x86)" GOTO 64



  • [url]http://www.withinwindows.com/2008/12/26/hp-pavilion-quicktouch-on-screen-display-software-is-garbage/[/url]

    Not my blog, I have the first comment though. Make sure to check out the links to the .bat and .vbs files.



  •  WTF?



  • WTF? 



  • WTF meter says WTF



  • "HP Pavilion[...] is garbage"



    Fixed.



  •  "We fixed the software on x64 machines by not installing it" is another nice WTF :-)



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     @lolwtf said:

    Filed under: FUCKING HELL WHY CAN'T I USE A STRIKETHROUGH TAG
    You can, you just have to use the long form (<STRIKE>) rather than the short form (<S>).

     I think Raf is a pretty cool guy, eh exposes the crap that companies release to production or the web and doesn't afraid of anything.



  • Ahh, the joys of bundled OEM crap... I've used computers by Dell, HP, and IBM, and HP is by far the worst offender with obnoxious, polluting crap

    There's only one thing to say for this complete and utter failure:




  •  Well, at least Dell cares enough to ship a regular install medium on a DVD.  With HP, you've got a seperate partition on your hard drive (1st WTF: If you loose you're HD you can't get the OS back.) that also installs ALL THE CRAP THE LAPTOP COMES WITH!



  • The HP I bought a few years ago was slightly better in that regard. It stored the junk/OS on 3 CDs.

    WTF #1: The OS was WinME.

    WTF #2: WinME only takes up one CD's worth of space, and maybe not even a full one. They packed in at least two CDs worth of bloatware.

    WTF #3: The CDs were encrypted, so if you wanted to use the one or two good programs it came with (some version of MS Office IIRC) on another computer once that one had died (which AFAIK would be perfectly legal), you couldn't.



    Of course the real kicker was the machine didn't even come with enough fans installed to keep it from overheating, and melting a bit of an IDE cable before the thermal reboot (not even shutdown) actually kicked in.



  • Hey, it worked on the machine they tested it on. Isn't that good enough?



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    Well, at least Dell cares enough to ship a regular install medium on a DVD.  With HP, you've got a seperate partition on your hard drive (1st WTF: If you loose you're HD you can't get the OS back.) that also installs ALL THE CRAP THE LAPTOP COMES WITH!
    My Compaq (I know I know) came with the second partition thing.  After I had it for a month, it offered to let me burn CDs with the recovery data.  A year later, I just reformatted the whole thing and installed XP Pro SP2 (with a different license), reclaiming the hard drive space that they had taken from me.

    Hey those 10 gigs they stole from me were important!



  • TRWTF is the "install routine" (if you can call it that).  Somehow, a hard coded directory path does not seem like a robust way to detect the edition of Windows.  Ditto for assuming C: drive in the VBS.

    Having been on a desktop software project that delayed x64 support for a long time, I can tell you that management hates to spend cycles on this kind of thing.  So I'm not surprised it was a rush job, but even so there is no excuse for not pinging the registry to get the Windows edition and Program Files path.



  •  For the record, my office HP monitor is excellent in terms of hardware production.

    Of course, I tossed the CD aside like just another piece of styrofoam padding, and the panel probably came from LG or Samsung, so I suppose therein lay my victory.



  • @lolwtf said:

    Of course the real kicker was the machine didn't even come with enough fans installed to keep it from overheating, and melting a bit of an IDE cable before the thermal reboot (not even shutdown) actually kicked in.

     

    Are you sure that was Hewlett Packard, not Packard Bell?

     



  • @Fred Foobar said:

    There's only one thing to say for this complete and utter failure:


      I agree.



  • @MiffTheFox said:

    Well, at least Dell cares enough to ship a regular install medium on a DVD.  With HP, you've got a seperate partition on your hard drive (1st WTF: If you loose you're HD you can't get the OS back.) that also installs ALL THE CRAP THE LAPTOP COMES WITH!
    Must be a regional thing - I have yet to see a Dell here that would come with install CDs/DVDs instead of a recovery partition, and a HP that wouldn't have them included (interestingly, HP bundles different XP CDs with their desktiops and laptops - both look like a regular bootable XP install CD, but the one included with laptops doesn't require you to enter a product key, and doesn't need activation on HP machines, while the CD bundled with desktops requires a CD key, and if you boot it, requires you to first insert a HP recovery DVD for verification; unfortunately, if you want to install XP on recent HP desktops, you will have to boot the recovery DVD instead, as they only give product key for Vista on the box, and the XP CD requires you to enter one - or you could find one of the laptop XP CDs).



  • @ender said:

    @MiffTheFox said:
    Well, at least Dell cares enough to ship a regular install medium on a DVD.  With HP, you've got a seperate partition on your hard drive (1st WTF: If you loose you're HD you can't get the OS back.) that also installs ALL THE CRAP THE LAPTOP COMES WITH!
    Must be a regional thing - I have yet to see a Dell here that would come with install CDs/DVDs instead of a recovery partition, and a HP that wouldn't have them included (interestingly, HP bundles different XP CDs with their desktiops and laptops - both look like a regular bootable XP install CD, but the one included with laptops doesn't require you to enter a product key, and doesn't need activation on HP machines, while the CD bundled with desktops requires a CD key, and if you boot it, requires you to first insert a HP recovery DVD for verification; unfortunately, if you want to install XP on recent HP desktops, you will have to boot the recovery DVD instead, as they only give product key for Vista on the box, and the XP CD requires you to enter one - or you could find one of the laptop XP CDs).

     

    This is why windows is the best system. It comes with windows update so that you can get all the files you need when you have problems. Opensource doesnt do that.


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