CYA on your COA
Posted 08 December 2010 - 02:38 PM
Here is a picture of a COA on a 6 year old laptop:
Looks brand new still doesn't it?
Here is a picture of a 1 year old laptop with the new style COA
The OS version(red arrow) is completely gone and the key is barely legible.
If you can't read the COA and your hard drive totally dies nobody can legally reinstall windows for you on a new drive. You would have to buy a new windows license.
Do yourself a favor and take a picture or write your COA info down now and store it somewhere safe.
Posted 08 December 2010 - 04:33 PM
Posted 08 December 2010 - 05:10 PM
Posted 08 December 2010 - 08:02 PM
I have to assume its on purpose. Win98 stickers through XP worked fine. Why change it?
Now once a laptop is a few years old its essentially worthelss, because it is not worth purchasing a new OS.
I think they would have been better off just saying they will only support an OS for a set number of years. Of course if vista wasn't such a flop they wouldn't have had the problem to begin with.
Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:16 PM
Do I look like a geek
I figured people would actually look at it that way
If I had said look at your certificate of authenticity nobody would have read it
Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:20 PM
Posted 08 December 2010 - 11:32 PM
But you have to promise to keep the biting to a minimum.
You may have to wrap you ankles in steel!!
I will also expect you to be able to name off at least 1/2 the plants in the garden by then young man
Posted 04 May 2011 - 09:24 AM
The only legal option is to purchase a new operating system license.
Save yourself $100.00 and take a picture right away!