Quit and start a new game. This counts as a loss in your statistics.

Playing around with the new version of Solitaire bundled with Windows Vista, and I find that, having saved a game (which I was fairly confident of winning – correctly so, it turns out), I find that everytime I restart the program, I am prompted to resume that same game. This, of course, results in a by-now-inevitable victory, each of which counts (seperately) to one’s overall running score.

This is the sort of .. ‘bug’ isn’t the word for it .. side-effect which can be difficult to unearth when you’re putting the software together but upon which a Random Other Person can land within minutes of using the product (if not instantly).

1 Response to “Quit and start a new game. This counts as a loss in your statistics.”

  1. 1 Chair-Tossing Ballmer January 31, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I have the same problem but with MS Hearts instead of Solitaire. It’s hilarious how Windows has regressed since 2k/XP, but that’s what happens when you try to reinvent the wheel with cheaper labor. I am stuck on Windows 7, it’s terrible, and I’m so sick of people saying it’s stable, secure and efficient – it’s none of the above. It’s just a cheap knockoff of Windows that never got it right.

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