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.

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.