This is really unbelievable. What are those plonkers at Microsoft thinking? Actually are they thinking at all? Yesterday was the big day for Microsoft when they were going to present Windows 8.1. The next release of Windows 8 which was, supposedly, correct at least some of the totally moronic decisions that someone at Microsoft took before the release of Windows 8. Specifically boot straight to desktop was going to be implemented and although they are stubbornly not putting back the old start menu we were supposed to get something to replace it.
However, when I tried to install the preview I got a message saying that the preview was not installable on my computer. What the fuck? After a quick search on the net it turns out that I am not the only one. Even worse, it turns out that the 8.1 preview update will only update systems that are installed with US English as the base operating system language. Not even systems with UK English can be updated. None of this have been mentioned by Microsoft before they trumpeted out that the preview is available.
Seriously Microsoft? What kind of idiots are you? There have been enough bad press about Windows 8 already (some of it very unfair I admit) for you to screw up in this way. Not only did you screw up big time but you also displayed a very “United States über alles, the rest of the world we do not give a shit about” attitude.
What a fiasco!