Mildly controversially, MS have found themselves compelled to offer Windows users in the EU a 'browser ballot' screen in an effort to make IE a less default choice, which is fairly understandable (if perhaps not understandably fair).
But MS have decided for some reason that the best way to do this is is render it as a web page in IE8. So before making an unbiased decision with no leading questions, you've already had to configure IE8.
I was going to post about the crapness of IE8's multiple configuration dialogues, but this is more amusing.
Sometimes, on trying to scan a PST with MS Office's bundled scanpst.exe, you get the below error:
And a log that ends:
Fatal Error: 80040818
What MS meant to say was:
You're scanning an Office 2003 PST file with the scanpst tool that shipped with Office 2007. For some reason, we decided that while Outlook 2007 can cope with both, scanpst can't
In an attempt at usefulness:
On my WinXP/Office 2007 box, scanpst is at C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office12\SCANPST.EXE and downloadable here.
On our Server03/Office03 box, it's at C:\Program Files\Common Files\System\MSMAPI\1033\SCANPST.EXE and downloadable here.
I've no idea if these downloads are of any real use. Try them and see.
On right-clicking an executable in XP and choosing `Run As...', you are presented with the below box.
How on earth is 'Current user' a reasonable default value? If I wanted to run it as me, I'd just double-click it...