Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Customer Experience Improvement Program , with a small trick?

This caught me by surprise, the little annoying icon at the icon tray came about after I've installed Vista SP1 over the night.

And look at the screen shot, asking you whether to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program. Look carefully, OK Button is disabled. At first sight, I though it designed to default the option to "I don't want to join the program at this time", but with the "OK" button it does seem you suggest that you have no choice but to participate in order to get ride of the annoying tray.

So, I do my usual software testing tricks, and looks like it is a bug! You can simply "workaround" the design of the trick to cheating you into participation by choosing to the first radio button and toggle back to the second one.


Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Vista SP1 is out!

I've my little windows update icon asking for my attention that there are some new updates.

Apparently, it is the long awaited Service Pack 1 for Vista.

Look at this, the installation message is scary.

It reads:

Save your work, close all open programs, and then click Install.
The installation might take an hour or more. You cannot use your computer during that time.
Your computer will restart several times during installation.
They should add in one more note, "You should do this when you knock off from work."