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« on: November 08, 2018, 09:22:07 pm »

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Window admins rejoice! It isnít just you that canít get Office 2010 to uninstall silently. The mighty brains behind the UK railways have had just as much trouble.

As well as the usual passenger information boards, detailing the day's cancellations and delays, Londonís Victoria train station also features displays on every platform showing the state of the lines around the building.

Station staff, taking a break from stopping passengers boarding trains due to inexplicable ticket restrictions, can use the screens to get a handle on what is happening outside the terminus.

Except when an Office 365 upgrade is being deployed.

Yep ... and I've seen TVMs and WebTIS with a windows screens and popups!
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2018, 10:39:24 pm »

The real-time screens on Swindon Buses (formerly Thamesdown) quite often show Windows XP startup screens and they are not alone.  Seen it on ATMs and electronic poster boards.
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