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Oh, Microsoft, you silly thing...
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jducoeur
I would be exasperated by this one, if I didn't expect this kind of idiocy by now.

Finally allowed my laptop to upgrade to Windows 10. (Yes, intentionally -- it's a touchscreen laptop, originally built to 10 specs, and was bought with the expectation of upgrading eventually.)

That went fairly smoothly. Well, aside from the 30-second bluescreen that just says "Your files have not been moved" in big letters (no other text or anything) and won't respond to *anything*, which is probably supposed to be reassuring but mostly left me wondering if the laptop had been bricked. And of course, having to go through all of the settings manually, because their "express" settings are almost entirely bad. But I was kind of wondering why I didn't get any sort of "Hi! Welcome to Windows 10!" tutorial on what had changed.

I just discovered that I *did* get that. In email. In my Spam box, because as Gmail puts it:
Why is this message in Spam? It has a from address in communication.microsoft.com but has failed communication.microsoft.com's required tests for authentication.
Yes, they are essentially *telling* Gmail to send the email to Spam, because they don't know how to use the protocol correctly.

So close. But I suppose it wouldn't be Windows if it had a good upgrade experience...

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ooooops.

Too hard to test things, I guess?

In a non-Microsoft email reader, anyway...

It's not like gmail is some corner case.

Nonsense! It isn't written in .NET! Of *course* it's a corner case...

Interesting. I also did the upgrade (because free was going away) and I never got such a mail. I just checked my spam folder (which is FULL of Arisia spam) and it's not there either.

My upgrade experience was sort of Twilight Zone, with several minutes of looking at screens of one text item while the background slowly pulsed. Creepy as fsck

Yeah, that was the bit that left me convinced that my computer had been bricked. I'm not sure *what* the hell MS was thinking with that -- it felt like nothing so much as ransomware...

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