General discussion

Locked

Fed Up

By MuddyWaters ·
Tags: Off Topic
blog root

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Dell - Memory Upgrade

by MuddyWaters In reply to Fed Up

<p>I have an Inspiron 700m (purchased January 2005).  My partner has a 9300 (purchased about April 2005).</p>
<p>I want to upgrade my memory from 512 to 1GB.  Dell tells me that I have 2 slots and 2 x 256 memory.<br />To upgraded to 1GB I have to chuck out the 2 x 256 and buy 2 x 512.  I asked Dell if I can trade in my memory. Get a discount.  No!  Okay.  Can it be used in the 9300?  No!</p>
<p>Okay. My fault. I should have researched a little bit more thoroughly the number of memory slots and the cost of upgrading the memory.  I wasn't sure if 512 would be enough.</p>
<p>Okay  No problem.  Maybe I can sell it on ebay. But....it urks me. It really urks me that Dell will not provide a trade-in on this memory.   <br /><br />Who cares.  I'm just a little fish in the Cyber Sea. Never mind that my small company recently purchased 2 Desktops.<br />And I recently bought a new Dell for my Aunt because her HP (only 2 years old blew up...the motherboard).</p>
<p>Bottomline:  later in the year when we add 2 more programmers to our team and I have to buy more Desktops and a bigger server...I'll think twice about buying Dell.</p>

Collapse -

Norton & Sony in one hit!

by MuddyWaters In reply to Fed Up

<p>A friend of mine bought a Sony Notebook in Germany.<br />It came with XP Home but to use it for her work she realised she had to install XP Professional.<br />In our preparation to load XP Pro,  I discovered there was no recovery disk for the Sony supplied and no application disks.   She had to create her own recovery disks for both XP Home and Applications from a partition that was on the harddrive.</p>
<p>Okay....I think this is a cheap trick by Sony.   At least Dell supplies you with everything you need to restore a computer including a Norton's disk and all the drivers.</p>
<p>Short story:  we got XP Pro loaded.  We downloaded all the drivers because you couldn't get to them from the Recovery Disk...it works with XP Home only!  Some of the applications could be recovered but...guess what!  Not Norton.  An OEM version with a 3 month subscription.  Now is this free or did she pay for this 3 month subscription?  Keep reading.</p>
<p>Symantec says on their web page....( Document ID: 2004021712161646 Title: <font color="#000080" size="1">Can I transfer an existing subscription to my new computer or restore my subscription after having a problem?</font><font size="1"> )   </font><font size="2">Basically it gives you the instructions for transferring an existing subscription from the old Account ID to the new Account ID.  Then you call Symantec and tell them the two ID's and they will transfer the subscription.  It does not say however that this doesn't apply to OEM versions that come with your computer.   This is what the gentleman told us when we called the Malaysian Office (<font size="2">1800 880 455).  He said my friend should go back to the vendor and get a Norton Disk.   Just in case anyone from Symantec happens to read this...the case number is <font size="2">C891423.     </font></font></font></p>
<p>Symantec reminds of Australia's Telstra.  When I first moved to Australia it was Telecom and the only telephone service. I swore up and down that as soon as there was a competitor, I would quite Telecom for the newcomer.  Optus came along.</p>
<p>So did she buy the 3 month subscription or was it free?   It seems it was free....even though you get the feeling you are paying for it...most suppliers do not tell hapless inexperienced buyers that its free and its only a 3 month subscription.  They lead you to think you are buying everything you need to be safe from virus attacks.  Okay...so we know this is a fiction.   </p>
<p>Bottomline:  I've tried lots of other virus and internet firewall software but nothing beats Symantec in my book.  Especially for non-technical user types.  Once its setup and running, it just runs.   Still...as soon as someone does it as good (they don't even have to be better) I'll switch on principle.   Symantec is now too big and feels like a big fat robotic company.  There is no human face behind Symantec.   See my soon to-be-posted ...Please! Can I buy some Norton Software for Windows 2003 Server?</p>
<p>And Sony....I have a lot to say about Sony.....that will have to be another day.</p>

Collapse -

Norton & Sony in one hit!

by Muriela In reply to Norton & Sony in one hit!

<p>For excellent AV software including a free edition, go here...</p>
<p><a href="http://www.grisoft.com/">http://www.grisoft.com/</a></p>
<p> </p>

Back to After Hours Forum
3 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums