Usually takes the form of something like:
How do I change the settings in Ultimate Mega-Hyper Windows Application v2.0?

To change the system settings in Ultimate Mega-Hyper Windows Application v2.0, perform the following operations:

  1. Click the settings button.
  2. Change the settings as desired.
  3. Click OK.

...thus telling one ABSOLUTELY NOTHING, and leading one to curse Microsoft even more than one already does. Is this a deliberate ploy at constructive incompetence or just plain incompetence? Answers on a postcard.

Okay, so most of the time Windows isn't complicated enough to need Help for any reason other than to appear caring and user-friendly (when, if you actually think about it, they demonstrate the opposite). But at least man pages provide some actual information.

After I'd spent twenty minutes trying to work out how to stop my CD player playing songs in random order, I finally swore myself off Windows for anything other than playing Tomb Raider.

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