More time wasted with sucky Windows.
I have a client who wants her computer restored back to life. The XP OS has gotten so corrupted the only sensible course of action is to re-install it.
However, as Microsoft have this real stupid OEM system, where only a copy of Windows for a particular brand will work on any machine (even when you’ve got the product key sticker on the system box, you can’t even use a CD from another machine.
Now this machine in question is an HP. I too, have an old HP, but alas, it’s not the same tpye of HP as this one, so the OEM CD I have for it won’t work, and this client’s one doesn’t come with a CD but an even sillier system called a recovery partition.
Now, with that idea, you are supposed to make a set of recovery CDs when you first get the machine, but I guess that a lot of non-computer people don’t realize that anyway, and don’t do it. The recovery partition on this machine doesn’t work, and there’s no recovery CD, so now the only other option is to spend more money to send off for a backup that in my view HP should supply you with in the first place.
No stupid activation nonsense either.
You know, perhaps it’s a pity that Microsoft didn’t buy out Yahoo, and overreach themselves and keel over and die in the process. They deserve too. Another big BOO to Redmond. Ballmer and Gates, your company sucks.
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