plug and pray


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plug and pray

(humour)
The Windows 95 equivalent of the Macintosh's plug and play, referring to difficulties encountered when setting up new hardware under Windows 95.
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plug and pray

What some people called Plug and Play on the PC when it was introduced in the mid-1990s. Plug and Play was a major enhancement and solved the frustration of adding peripherals to a PC. However, there were some growing pains with the first new motherboards and cards; hence, "plug and pray." See Plug and Play.
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