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alovebreed

buying a new pc
« on: June 07, 2007 »
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  • Got myself a new pc from gigis ex employers less than a year ago for a lot of money compared to the uk . Then it started playing up because there was a problem with my windows so when i took it back they said we put a windows COPY on your pc which i was never told .They now tell me it will cost another '80150 if iwant a genuine copy so i said no thanks then charged me '8050 for doctoring my copy . Is this legal.

    Falstaff

    Re: buying a new pc
    « Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007 »
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  • If you buy a new PC in the UK from a computer manufacturer, more often than not, you will not get a Windows operating system disc. Computer assemblers can legally ldblquote copydblquote  Windows operating systems onto the hard drives of new computers under licence by paying Microsoft for the privilege.  Its cheaper for the buyer that way but if you change your hard drive or have to reinstall Windows then look out for big trouble. I had similar problem last year when my hard drive packed up and I had to buy a new hard drive and a new Windows disc.

    What you have described sounds perfectly legal and above board.

    tonycrewe

    Re: buying a new pc
    « Reply #2 on: June 09, 2007 »
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  • Thats right. If you get a 'legal' copy of windows everything should work ok but as soon as you get the message 'updates are ready for your computer, click here to download.' You won't be able to.

    sebastian

    Re: buying a new pc
    « Reply #3 on: June 09, 2007 »
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  • INBREDLOVER, Come over to St Maartin and you can buy any type of computar at a  far cheaper than you can buy in your local cornershop. The other thing is its a great place to have a holiday.
    By the way they sell European machines before anyone says about the differing voltages.

    Falstaff

    Re: buying a new pc
    « Reply #4 on: June 09, 2007 »
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  • If you want a new PC Seb, the best and cheapest solution is to build your own. Itquote s no more complicated than assembling flat pack furniture and having assembled it (your computer) you can buy and install cheap software (OEM) which is only legally available to manufactures. You would also have back up discs if you ever needed to reinstall the software.

    If you need any help Seb, just let me know and Iquote ll explain about earth straps and how to work on live mains circuits.