Computer hotline – is not compatible

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A guy rings tech support to report that his computer is faulty.

Tech:  “What’s the problem?”

User:  “There is smoke coming out of the power supply.”

Tech:  “You’ll need a new power supply.”

User:  “No I don’t! I just need to change the startup files.”

Tech:  “Sir, the power supply is faulty. You’ll need to replace it.”

User:  “No way! Someone told me that I just needed to change the startup and it will fix the problem!  All I need is for you to tell me the command.”

Ten minutes later, the user is still adamant that he is right. The Tech is frustrated and fed up.

Tech: “Sorry, Sir. We don’t normally tell our customers this, but there is an undocumented DOS command that will fix the problem.”

User: “I knew it!”

Tech: “Just add the line LOAD NOSMOKE.COM at the end of the CONFIG.SYS. Let me know how it goes.”

Ten minutes later.

User:  “It didn’t work. The power supply is still smoking.”

Tech:  “Well, what version of DOS are you using?”

User:  “MS-DOS 6.22.”

Tech:  “That’s your problem there. That version of DOS didn’t come with NOSMOKE.COM. Contact Microsoft and ask them for a patch that will give you the file. Let me know how it goes.”

One hour later:

User:  “I need a new power supply.”

Tech:  “How did you come to that conclusion?”

User:  “Well, I rang Microsoft and told him all about what you said, and he started asking questions about the make of power supply.”

Tech:  “Then what did he say?”

User:  “He told me that my power supply isn’t compatible with NOSMOKE.COM.”

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