Desktop: Windows 8 x64 | Intel Core i5-2500 | 16 GB DDR3 1333 | ATI 6950 2gb | 64gb Vertex 2/320gb/750gb/1tb hdd
Laptop: System76 Lemur Ultra | Xubuntu 13.04 x64 | 2.5Ghz Intel Core i5-3210m | 8GB DDR31600 | Intel HD4000 | 500GB 7200rpm hybrid hdd
So you now have an illegal install of Windows XP ?
Wait a week
I'm sure you will get the bill from Microsoft for the XP license.
I'm sorry for the lost of your data.
Last edited by doja; November 17th, 2012 at 12:37 AM.
I would contact Microsoft and report the company for installing pirated copies. I would also be contacting any local consumer complaints department.
I don't think you are angry enough about this.
Wow! Very unprofessional. Did you demand an explanation? What was the excuse?
However, it was unprofessional of the repairer to wipe it without warning that they would do so. Check that it's not buried in some fine print somewhere before complaining.
I still think a professional repair, they ought to use their own HDD if they needed winXP, the OP did not complain about a software issue (right?) That doesn't give them right to blank personal data, just because they believe it to be best.
I could see if complaining about the software.
I guess as someone had said- next time, keep your HDD. But it shouldn't come to that! Just like you don't expect them to hack your HDD, for any information, you don't expect them to bog any OS you use with company malware just because they "believe" it is best.