Windows on our laptop (purchased new direct from HP in May 2010) has been reporting for the past couple months that Windows is not Genuine. Now since I bought it from HP and they still seem to be in Microsoft's good graces, I believe I purchased a genuine copy of Windows with the laptop. The laptop now has more spontaneous crashes (BSOD) and reboots, sometimes locks up when it goes to sleep , and of course cannot install Windows Updates.
I think it's quite arrogant and misleading of Microsoft to disable portions of a product that I validly bought from their reseller (HP) when some portion of it has become corrupted due to systemic security and maintenance problems in the software that MS knows will crop up, especially when some of those features are important to restoring the proper functioning of the software. Then the first thing MS tries to do is sell me another copy of the Windows I already own, MS doesn't provide me a direct way to enter my existing license key on the sticker from the laptop, and doesn't even tell me about ways such as this forum to try to solve the problem. Further, MS' sales and distribution model for Windows doesn't provide sufficient protection for the Windows files nor built-in capabilities to correct the problems you know are reasonably likely to occur. At least this forum exists, where I have separately posted by problem's details. But Microsoft has to do better by their real customers, us the public that actually purchases Windows pre-installed on a PC.
In summary, the whole Microsoft approach to this SUCKS for us average customers, and it screws the real customers (us) that Microsoft should care about.
- Changed type Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Monday, February 20, 2012 10:28 PM Comment
- Changed type Eduardo Noriega de ArmasMicrosoft employee, Administrator Friday, October 19, 2012 4:56 PM Moving it back to question to try to fix filtering issue.
- Changed type Eduardo Noriega de ArmasMicrosoft employee, Administrator Friday, October 19, 2012 4:57 PM Moving it back to discussion again. Should not show up on the unanswered list any more.
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Noel, that is correct, and thank you.
My problem here is with Microsoft's approach to handling these problems, as I explained above. From the description of this forum, it seemed to be a place to give feedback to Microsoft. Microsoft, are you (corporately) listening??
I can’t remember the last time an MS Staffer visited this forum – I complained to the hierarchy about the lack of representation a week or so ago.The only regular attendees here that I know of are Carey and myself – and we’re both unpaid volunteers.
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