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Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by Islandboy, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. Islandboy

    Islandboy New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Off the right coast
    So, I haven't been on TFF for awhile, I got a new DELL nightmare laptop.

    I am now on the old laptop, as the new one is DOA.

    It shipped with XP, but came with a vissta upgrade disc, so in the initial naming of the system, I didn't name it the same as the old one.
    Dell support gave me instructions, designed to get me to the point of blowing the whole thing away.......

    In desperation, I load the vista disc, cause the xp restore disc cannot find the key, and gets stuck in the endless leloading cycle....
    By the way, when the Packi was asked if the key would be needed, he says no, it has it on the disc........

    Vista loads alright, in a stripped down, driverless, bogus fonted wirelessless useless state.

    I hate computers.

    I feel like my head has been squished between a rock and a hard place.

  2. cycloneman

    cycloneman Well-Known Member

    Dec 16, 2008
    Cheer up dude. You need to master stuff like this. Know why? Cause this is what its going to be like when you catch a cold and need to see the doc.

  3. Islandboy

    Islandboy New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Off the right coast
    Ha ! shoot me now.
    It really is incredible how, in trying to idiot proof everything, they lock you into states of block wall.
    Talking to some packi at lands end, getting paid $0.5 per call may work for dell, but not for me.
    I'm sure it would be fine, except for human interface!!
  4. Bobitis

    Bobitis Guest

    You said 'packi'! :eek:
    Bad boy.

    I've owned Dells for many years.
    The pc's are ok most of the time. Lap tops are the worst you can find.
    Yes, India is the call center of the world.

    Sucks eh?
    Join the crowd.
    Nothing worse than a warranty problem and being connected to someone that doesn't understand your language.:mad:

    This is the price we pay when we penalize our manufacturers for being Americans.
  5. Bubblehead

    Bubblehead New Member

    Mar 7, 2008
    Pioneer, CA
    Get a Mac. I switched about two years ago and have never regretted it. It took me 10 years to get up the nerve. Wish I had done it sooner.

  6. Terry_P

    Terry_P New Member

    Mar 23, 2008
    My favorite statement to the help people: "I don't understand what you just said".
  7. Lotsdragon

    Lotsdragon New Member

    Apr 5, 2009
    Potosi, Mo
    Yeah I bought a compac laptop, store I bought it at fired it up tool all the useless crap off of it. Got home used it a couple of weeks and the hard drive crapped on it, called the paki and after 3 weeks got a new hard drive but no operating system. After another few weeks finally got the restore disc guess what? It came with all the useless crap the store took off of it..............
  8. Islandboy

    Islandboy New Member

    Feb 21, 2009
    Off the right coast
    Somehow got it back to XP by formatting the HD with the install disc, It came up and am now able to do drivers etc and get online.....
    Time and effort and I think I'll get it
  9. Carne Frio

    Carne Frio Well-Known Member

    Aug 28, 2008
    Near Fairbanks
    Exactly ! Am a happy Mac owner for about
    the same amount of time. As, for a Dell,
    "Send it back, get a Mac" and "Once Mac,
    never back".

  10. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2004
    Got 3 3 Dell's 1 LT and 2 pc's all running XP Serpac 3 no problems
  11. walien

    walien Former Guest

    May 5, 2009
    When the what????

    For home use, I'm with you there.
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