And you just know those guys were laughing their butts off.
Here's how it went:
Dude 1: Dude, check it out. This bonehead uses Linsucks.
Dude 2: He left his hard drive in there?
Dude 1: Yeah. What a bonehead. Check it out.
Dude 2: Oh, Dude, you gotta' mess with him.
Dude 1: Yeah, I mean, after all, I gotta' check the card works, right?
Dude 2: [Calling to Fred at the front desk.] Hey Fred! We got a Linsucks back here!
Fred: Really. Oh man, wait, wait, wait! Do we have Windows 3.1?
Dude 1: No man; but Dude, I gotta' DOS disk.
Dude 2: No, no, no. Windows ME, man.
Dude 2: No, trust me man, there's nothin' these freaks hate more than ME.
Dude 1: No. XP. Dude, this is priceless.
Dude 2: Right, I mean. It says it right here in the fine print. What's he gonna' do?
Fred: I want to do it.
Dude 1: OK, but if I let you do it, you gotta' give me your first born.
Fred: Yeah. Deal.
Dude 2: Hey, you wanna' watch Ubuntu Forums tonight?
Fred: Totally. I'll order the pizza.
Dude 1: I'll bring the Bud.
[XP Install Screen Pops Up.]
Dude 1: Let's all three hit Enter at the same time. Ready? Oh yeah... it's the blue install screen o'Death, man!
Dude 2: Just warms the cockles of my heart.
Fred: I got tears in my eyes.
Linux: You reap what you tweak.
Ha, thanks for all the responses so far. I did make a backup of some files I deemed important some time ago, but it's not like I know precisely when it will break. Also, the machine did originally came with XP, and the sticker that has the product key is still there, so it's not pirated.
It's not that I could do anything about it though. I can't exactly remove the drive myself, and my mother took it to the repair, so I guess she did not read the disclaimer. And all this happened during the midterm exams.
Still, I got a good lesson from all this. A painful one, but it is a lesson.
always backup before sending for repairs. Those guys could be annoying. Imagine mine returning with a 32bit win 7 that expires in 18 days. Was furious
Did I miss the name and place of this professional repair in this discussion?
Just in case I need professional help.
Last edited by doja; November 17th, 2012 at 12:33 PM.
Removing a HDD from a laptop machine requires loosening about 1 little screw. Figuring out how to do that before sending a machine for repair - priceless...
I would not be surprised if the would send it back if it didn't have a hard drive. They're not going to replace parts without verifying they're needed, and they do that with windows based software. They'd probably call you and offer to sell you a hard drive is my thought.
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