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Amusing Windows Phone Error Asks User to Insert Install Disc

By - Source: The Next Web | B 34 comments

How DOES one fit a disc into a Windows phone?

Just in case you needed further proof that Windows Phone 8 is running on the same kernel as Windows on desktop, look no further. This hilarious error prompts users to insert their Windows installation disc and restart their "computer."

Ordinary Windows phone users need not worry about receiving this absurd solution. According to Microsoft's Windows Phone support (via their Twitter account), ordinary Windows phone users will never encounter this error. The user that tweeted Windows Phone support had apparently been flashing his phone when he encountered this error. So, unless you're messing around with your Windows Phone, you don't need to worry about trying to figure out how to cram a CD into a cell phone.

 

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    mavroxur , January 15, 2013 12:59 PM
    That made my day
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    g00fysmiley , January 15, 2013 12:58 PM
    blend the cd and pour what fits into the usb port?
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    juanc , January 15, 2013 1:35 PM
    Is that the new BSOD? (Black Screen of Death)

    Insert disk #22 and press button to continue. Just like in Monkey Island.
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  • 30 Hide
    g00fysmiley , January 15, 2013 12:58 PM
    blend the cd and pour what fits into the usb port?
  • 32 Hide
    mavroxur , January 15, 2013 12:59 PM
    That made my day
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    JamesSneed , January 15, 2013 12:59 PM
    Maybe you can toss the cd and phone in a blender, that should get the CD in the phone?

    EDIT: Lol posted before I saw first post, to funny.
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 1:10 PM
    its an app not an actual error.
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    the great randini , January 15, 2013 1:15 PM
    funny, i wonder if the phone was rooted.
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    greghome , January 15, 2013 1:21 PM
    JamesSneedMaybe you can toss the cd and phone in a blender, that should get the CD in the phone?


    But Will it BLEND! ?
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 1:35 PM
    > implying phones are not computers

    Come on author, you can do better than that.
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    juanc , January 15, 2013 1:35 PM
    Is that the new BSOD? (Black Screen of Death)

    Insert disk #22 and press button to continue. Just like in Monkey Island.
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    mrmaia , January 15, 2013 1:38 PM
    I wonder how many people will try to root their phones just to get this message, photograph their phones and post it on Facebook.
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    AzureFlash , January 15, 2013 1:41 PM
    If there's a USB port on the phone, maybe you can use it to run an external CD drive?
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    de5_Roy , January 15, 2013 1:44 PM
    what's next, "press clt+alt+del to restart"? "keyboard not found, press any key to continue."? "please insert microsoft office installation disk #2."?
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    ibnmuhammad , January 15, 2013 1:59 PM
    lol, classic! :) 

    On a more serious note though, as it's built on Windows for desktop, potentially utililising the same kernel, it makes you wonder about bloat and memory utilisation of the OS on the phone?

    I hope Microsoft were really able to completely strip down the OS, so like a micro-kernel, but if it runs on an Intel/x86 cpu, it makes you wonder...

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    kyuuketsuki , January 15, 2013 2:15 PM
    ibnmuhammadI hope Microsoft were really able to completely strip down the OS, so like a micro-kernel, but if it runs on an Intel/x86 cpu, it makes you wonder...

    ... Windows Phone doesn't run on x86. On the other hand, there are Android phones running on Intel chips.
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    SchizoFrog , January 15, 2013 2:29 PM
    What about a CD image on a USB pendrive?
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    natrapsmai , January 15, 2013 2:31 PM
    This isn't an actual error. I wish whoever was posting these "news" articles to TH knew the difference between fact and fiction.
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    rebel1280 , January 15, 2013 2:39 PM
    all humor aside, how big is WP8 compared to Android 4.1 and iOS6?
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    tanjo , January 15, 2013 2:43 PM
    External DVD Drive OTG.
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    Anonymous , January 15, 2013 3:00 PM
    The error is real, but it was confirmed as a fail attempt to hack the firmware, that proves 2 good things: WP8 is hard to hack and the phone is based on NT kernel.
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