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If my wife cannot call the compuer company for support, it is a deal breaker.

Ok I'm going to spell this out for you seeing as all the logic so far just isn't getting through:



the OEM does not care what OS or software you will install, just don't modify your hardware. If you truly believe 2 giant manufacturers would not support win 7 you would be truly misguided.
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I don't know about you guys, but Xyxox is coming across as poorly informed and ignorant...
http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Windows-7-Beta-and-Test-Reply/Will-installing-Windows-7-on-my-computer-void-my-warranty/td-p/112356
A majority of the time if you install a different OS than what came with the machine, then you generally loose software support, but hardware warranty support still applies. And if you haven't noticed, OCN is one of the largest technology sites out there, so if you don't know how to fix a problem, you should probably learn. Software support from Dell, HP, etc is worthless...
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You seriously have no idea what OEMs support...
They do not care if you install a different OS, they just don't have to provide drivers for that OS.
They do not care what you install.
You think it breaks warranty to install a program? Seriously? Move your whole house over to Mac, you don't deserve a PC.

If my wife cannot call the computer company for support, it is a deal breaker. End of story.

She Who Must Be Obeyed Must Be Obeyed. End of story.

All they had to do was allow me to kill Metro as the default. I could do it in the beta and my wife had no problems at all. RTM removed that ability so it is a deal breaker for my wife.

I have no problems. I build my own machines or buy laptops from non-mainstream producers that will sell it with Win7. Not problems.

My wife is not me.

What, exactly, makes you think installing Start8 will make her not able to call support?
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Windows 8 Pro. Install Pokki. Run both desktops and open items from pokki. Almost never have to open metro (hmm... running 8 here boss).
 
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Just looks like more Win8 trolling to me. You may not like metro but that does not mean it sucks. It is actually a slick and fresh looking interface in my opinion. Of course where MS screwed up is in not allowing users to decide for themselves whether to enable metro or not...

Bingo.

I have no problem with it being default. I think it's crap, but it's easy enough for me to circumvent with a single click.

Confuses the **** out of my wife. In the beta when I could circumvent, no problems. If it boots up on any machine my wife looks at, she refuses to use it.

So end of the day, Microsoft forced a Windows user of over 2 decades to move to Apple. What's worse is they have forced me to have to support Apple, which I never wanted to do because I hate OSX. BSD is okay. OSX as an extended BSD sucks big time.
Edited by Xyxox - 11/24/12 at 8:29pm
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What, exactly, makes you think installing Start8 will make her not able to call support?

Ever deal with HP or Dell support?

The moment she describes what happens at boot up, they end the call and tell her to call somebody else.
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What, exactly, makes you think installing Start8 will make her not able to call support?

Ever deal with HP or Dell support?

The moment she describes what happens at boot up, they end the call and tell her to call somebody else.

Yes, I have. They do not care what you install. That is what every single person is telling you.
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Ok I'm going to spell this out for you seeing as all the logic so far just isn't getting through:
the OEM does not care what OS or software you will install, just don't modify your hardware. If you truly believe 2 giant manufacturers would not support win 7 you would be truly misguided.

Let me explain this simply for you.

More than 95% of all calls for support have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH HARDWARE.

I travel for business. I cannot support my wife 100% of the time. If she calls with a software support issue and the OS is not what is listed, SHE GETS ZERO SUPPORT.
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Yes, I have. They do not care what you install. That is what every single person is telling you.

Again, most support calls have exactly nothing to do with hardware. If you are calling with a Windows 7 related issue and you're supposed to have Windows 8 on the machine, you get no support.
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Yes, I have. They do not care what you install. That is what every single person is telling you.

Again, most support calls have exactly nothing to do with hardware. If you are calling with a Windows 7 related issue and you're supposed to have Windows 8 on the machine, you get no support.

What does this have to do with my suggestion to just install Start8 and change file associations away from metro?

Do you have any idea what Stat8 is? Did you even look?

I continue to think you deserve a PC less and less.
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What does this have to do with my suggestion to just install Start8 and change file associations away from metro?
Do you have any idea what Stat8 is?
I continue to think you deserve a PC less and less.

Why does it matter what OS he and his wife decide to use? Are You paying for it? Are You their support?

Seriously...
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