Archive for February, 2011

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Dear OEMs: Please stop pre-installing “Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System”.

February 9, 2011

Seriously. OK? Stop it. It’s freaking stupid. It just shows how worthless your company’s software-development folks are.

You pre-load Office 2010 or Office 2007, and yet also install Office 2003’s compatibility pack for Office 2007 files? What’s your damn problem? How do you not understand that Office 2007 and 2010 can ALREADY OPEN their own file types? Why do you keep installing “Compatibility Pack for the 2007 Office System” on these PCs?

The ONLY thing it can do is cause compatibility PROBLEMS. It’s ONLY supposed to be installed on computers using Office 2003, trying to open a 2007 document (xlsx, docx, pptx, etc.)

p.s.: stop loading computers with BS software nobody wants and will never use, e.g. amazon links, toolbars, Windows Live Essentials, Microsoft Works, Toshiba ConfigFree, Face Recognition, online backup, “PC Health” checkers, blah blah blah.