1.    16 Sep 2016 #1
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    Can't change my pc name to Ruud-PC


    Title pretty much sums it all up,
    When I'm changing my pc name to Ruud-PC it says that it isn't possible. Ruud, however is possible and even Ruuud-PC is.
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    The error in english is: The name of the pc is invalid.
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  2.    16 Sep 2016 #2
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    You don't have another PC on your network called Ruud-PC by any chance?
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  3.    16 Sep 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by lx07 View Post
    You don't have another PC on your network called Ruud-PC by any chance?
    I was just thinking about that.
    I just got my laptop back after my hddrive gave up on me and now I'm changing the name of the pc back to how it was.
    But in the meantime I took my old laptop, which is probably called Ruud-PC, so I have to rename that laptop to something like Ruud-PC-Old
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  4.    16 Sep 2016 #4
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    Yep, that was the problem, thank you very much!
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  5.    16 Sep 2016 #5
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  6.    16 Sep 2016 #6
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    It's unfortunate that many software developers spend little time thinking about error messages. Those messages should not just report that an error has occurred. They should help point to a solution.

    The name of the PC was not invalid; it was already in use. And the code must of had some hint of that.
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  7.    26 Sep 2016 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeefe0001 View Post
    It's unfortunate that many software developers spend little time thinking about error messages. Those messages should not just report that an error has occurred. They should help point to a solution.

    The name of the PC was not invalid; it was already in use. And the code must of had some hint of that.
    yeh that should be way better.
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  8.    26 Sep 2016 #8
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    Unfortunately there sometimes is only so much room for each error message so including a fix might not be possible.
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  9.    26 Sep 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by BunnyJ View Post
    Unfortunately there sometimes is only so much room for each error message so including a fix might not be possible.
    True, but even a short message that just mentions an error code that can be looked up would be better than a message that is misleading. I'm sure people would complain if they had to look up an error code, but they probably are going to look up the message anyway (and even post a question on a forum) if the message is misleading.
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  10.    26 Sep 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by pokeefe0001 View Post
    True, but even a short message that just mentions an error code that can be looked up would be better than a message that is misleading. I'm sure people would complain if they had to look up an error code, but they probably are going to look up the message anyway (and even post a question on a forum) if the message is misleading.
    When I programmed I would many a time have to look up various error codes. Fun.. no but that's the way of the world.
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