Category Archives: Microsoft
Office 2003 Asking to Accept Licence on Start-up on Win 7
Microsoft Office 2003 keeps asking you to accept the licence conditions when installed on a Windows 7 or 8 operating system. Even though you’ve clicked the acceptance button this nag message keeps appearing. It’s annoying, but not the end of the world.
It can be fixed, usually quite easily. This is the way I found to stop the Office 2003 accept licence nag message on Win 7/8. This should always be the preferred method to stop the licence nag message in Windows 7 and 8 and the alternative. The other way requires editing the registry and/or some application files.
Bingbot and MSN bots are Rulebreakers
I’m tired of watching Bingbot and msnbot breaking rules and crawling disallowed files, folders and paths. Microsoft say their bots obey robots.txt rules – They don’t. Bingbot/msnbot occasionaly read the robots.txt file, then immediately afterwards continue on to crawl items specifically listed e.g;
1st Rule Breaker Example – Comments
Comment paths are disallowed:
- Disallow: /comment/
- Disallow: /*/comment/
- Disallow: /comment/reply/
And the result, Bing crawls these paths
- 126.96.36.199 /comment/169 2004/07/13 14:24
- 188.8.131.52 /comment/179 2004/07/13 14:25
- 184.108.40.206 /comment/201 2004/07/13 14:26