I give up. Vista Home sucks. Is there ANY way to take my new computer, kill
Vista and go to XP pro??
Vista and go to XP pro??
Yes, you would need to obtain a Windows XP Pro license and do a clean
install of XP. Make sure you backup all your settings and data.
Why should changing the OS void your hardware warranty?
hardware from the manufacturer and they should honour their agreement to
maintain and fix that hardware regardless of the OS in my opinion.
MANY people are extremely unhappy with vista, myself included,
Ken Blake said:Moreover, some computer manufacturers will consider that if you change
your operating system, it voids your warranty, so he should check on
that as well.
First, warrantee laws are State by State. Second, Not all States requirePC Medic said:Not legally (not in the US any way).
Now they may tell you that you will need to run the OS recovery CD to
place the system back to a state it was in when purchased before they will
provide any OS support, but they can NOT 'void' your warranty for changing
the OS nor have I ever heard of any vendor doing so.
PC said:Not legally (not in the US any way).
Bruce Chambers said:Please cite the specific portion of U.S. Code or court decision that
establishes this new situation.
Bob said:Not exactly a new situation.
Bruce Chambers said:Yes, it is. "PC Medic" was positing a "new" situation, in which States
and manufacturers no longer have any say in the warranties. It's a matter
of Federal law, now, he claimed. He claimed that manufacturers could no
longer legally void warranties whose terms had been violated by the
consumers. This is news to me, and everyone I know. That's why I asked
for a citation to support this new situation.
Bob F. said:Oh...looks like a combination of both:
First, warrantee laws are State by State. Second, Not all States require
any Warranty at all except "implied warranty", and that is: "the product is
fit for the purpose for which it is sold". Third, a warrantee is a contract
between a seller and buyer and can be written with ANY conditions, no matter
how ridiculous, as long as they are not illegal. So, if the seller says
your warranty is valid as long as you don't split on the street. you
warranty is void if you do so. So it goes...
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