Hey did you know you can get Vista Ultimate 64 bit FULL VERSION for $150 from an outfit called DD something in Vancouver? But if I could come “close” the guy would shop local???
Neither did I, cuz the OEM’s $199 wholesale so I asked the guy to pick me up 80 or 100 copies and I’d pay him later.
Always wondered who in their right fucking mind would shell out for Ultimate.
turns out… poor bugger came in with a new laptop, but his insurance office VPN required Vista Ultimate. He’d bought an Ultimate upgrade disk ($399 Staples) and his techs in Vancouver could not get it to install.
So it came with “Anytime Upgrade”. It took 15 seconds for M$oft to process the $199 fee, and 5 more to crash. Couldn’t read a file on the DVD…
So I just happened to have another Anytime DVD… same thing. So I google it and popular ‘solution’ is to use an external DVD… same result, both copies.
So I BURN a new copy, thinking if anything’s wrong it will show up during the copy process… put the burned copy in the external and PRESTO… away it goes 100% of files copied. 20 minutes later, it’s FAILED… no reason given.
Back to square one five more tries and no DVD or DVD player in the store would do anything different. Five 1/2 hours WASTED.
Guy comes in at 5:30… showed him Ubuntu. Showed him Tiger on the Mac. Showed him 10 feet of deskspace covered in external burners, copies of Ultimate and Anytime upgrade… Here’s your best choice, sir:
Call Visa and cancel the payment to M$oft. Take the laptop back to Staples.
BUY A MAC!
So who do I bill for 5 1/2 hours of wasted time?