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    What happened to Windows 9.0? Did I miss something here. Windows 7, 8, ?, 10

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  2. #22


    Quote Originally Posted by williamsjesse17 View Post
    I was reading an article, and it said that Windows 10 would be free for 8 users. Do all versions of 8 get it, or just 8?

    I refuse to go to the Windows 10 forum to find out, because they were really ugly about things.
    Most of the members on TenForums (if that's what you are referring to) are coming from this forum and 7forums so you are in the same company here.
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    I probably wasn't thinking when I typed that. But, Microsoft will not help me anymore if I have a problem. I find that pretty rude, since I am one to follow all of their rules. Some people I know don't follow their rules when it comes to updating or keeping their computers secure. They want me to pay for the Assure Premium Support plan. I told them that I would have to, when I get more money. People think your money grows on trees, it doesn't. But, again. I probably didn't think that whole thing through about the Windows 7 getting updates thing.
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  4. #24


    Quote Originally Posted by williamsjesse17 View Post
    I probably wasn't thinking when I typed that. But, Microsoft will not help me anymore if I have a problem. I find that pretty rude, since I am one to follow all of their rules. Some people I know don't follow their rules when it comes to updating or keeping their computers secure. They want me to pay for the Assure Premium Support plan. I told them that I would have to, when I get more money. People think your money grows on trees, it doesn't. But, again. I probably didn't think that whole thing through about the Windows 7 getting updates thing.
    Ah, that's M$ you are talking about, I never even counted on their help anyway. Unofficial forums like this are much better. Most people are enthusiasts and know even better from personal experience, unlike folks at MS that have to stick to company rules.
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    True! Yall have been a big help for me.
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  6. #26


    Joisey
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bradmph View Post
    What happened to Windows 9.0? Did I miss something here. Windows 7, 8, ?, 10

    They skipped 9 because it was too close to 8. :-)
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    Hafnarfjörður IS
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    Hi there

    Unless you are running a BUSINESS (and by Business I mean a largish Enterprise one not a home type business) - it's NO POINT paying for "Service updates / Support" or whatever --there'll always be someone who is a computer guru who'll give you much better value (and probably for FREE) than any of these "pay for support" type of B/S.

    It's the same with these Extended Warranties --people actually pay MORE for the warranty over say 3 years than they actually would pay to BUY A NEW product which in any case has a minimum guarantee of I think 24 month's (in the EU / EEA).

    A large organisation - say Shell or IBM -- yes makes sense but not for what we call SME's.

    The amount of sheer money wasted on unnecessary services just amazes me -- it almost makes the US Federal Govt deficit look like Small Change. !!

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Canada
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    Totally agree
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    India
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    It's the same with these Extended Warranties --people actually pay MORE for the warranty over say 3 years than they actually would pay to BUY A NEW product which in any case has a minimum guarantee of I think 24 month's (in the EU / EEA).
    You mean like this: if I purchase an OEM laptop and some hardware stops working in it, for eg. bluetooth/wireless, graphic etc ,due to it's own fault & if I'm very well in 3 year warranty period, manufacturer would not take the liability to repair it? Or it is not worth the repair?
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  10. #30


    Quote Originally Posted by visruth View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    It's the same with these Extended Warranties --people actually pay MORE for the warranty over say 3 years than they actually would pay to BUY A NEW product which in any case has a minimum guarantee of I think 24 month's (in the EU / EEA).
    You mean like this: if I purchase an OEM laptop and some hardware stops working in it, for eg. bluetooth/wireless, graphic etc ,due to it's own fault & if I'm very well in 3 year warranty period, manufacturer would not take the liability to repair it? Or it is not worth the repair?
    Extended warranty is just that, extra time normal warranty is extended to after normal one expires, Not everybody offers it or is enforceable everywhere. In my country for instance, minimum time for electronics is two years, without regard of manufacturer's warranty period. After that you can pay for extended one but may be more expensive than that computer can be worth in 3 or 4 years.
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