Windows 7 should come fixed "error messages"

There’s one area that has not been addressed for the upcoming Windows 7 — Microsoft could improve -- the often cryptic and unhelpful error messages Windows produces -- and it doesn't need a brand-new development team to do it. Here's some of the most embarrassing examples from Vista, which ideally will get improved or eradicated […]

There’s one area that has not been addressed for the upcoming Windows 7 — Microsoft could improve -- the often cryptic and unhelpful error messages Windows produces -- and it doesn't need a brand-new development team to do it. Here's some of the most embarrassing examples from Vista, which ideally will get improved or eradicated when Windows 7 finally appears.

The error message at the right is a good case in point. If Explorer has crashed, then Windows is generally in a poisoned state, and it's sensible to reboot rather than trying to continue on. An honest error message would reflect that reality, but I'll be surprised if that particular change makes it into Windows 7. (Ideally, Explorer just wouldn't crash, but I for one am not holding my breath.)

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