So I spent 6 hours last night trying to fix a problem from MS OOBE. MS stands for Microsoft, and OOBE stands for “Out-of-the-Box Experience”, i.e. the “experience” you’re supposed to have when you take your computer out of the box and turn it on for the first time.
Well this time a friend did a system restore on his HP laptop, and the OOBE is supposed to install programs that are bundled with the laptop (30-day test version of MS-Office, yay, Norton Antivirus, more yay!), but it breaks because near the end it tries to execute some programs which are not even on the disk.
Yeah, great out-of-the-box experience, HP!