HP Computer Warning
I just want to prevent more people from making the mistake of buying and HP Computer. The technichal support sucks, you can't understand the person's accent, and they refuse to help you unless you're within warrenty.
Also, they don't give you a CD for Windows XP. You get a program on your computer to burn your own "Recovery Disks". The program didn't work for my friends when it needed to.
If you do get to the point of no return, the "Recovery Partition" that is on your computer can format the HD and put all of the original programs back on (including all of the ads and free trials). The thing is, if a virus were to get in your recovery partition, you're screwed. You either have to pay someone to try to access you're recover partition (it doesn't let you through windows) or you go out and spend $199.99 for a non-OEM version of Windows XP.
Those are the options they give you.
Also, as I mentioned before it comes with "free trials" for expensive software that expire after a while and take up valuable space on your HD. It also comes with what I like to call "Legitimate Adware", although there is nothing legit about it. They put offers on your computer, and make your home page the HP website. Also, they alter the Windows Help screen so that if you click on "Parts and Accessories" it brings you to an HP site to buy their parts.
Speaking of their parts.
They are very cheap, and go bad quickly. I know a guy who operates a local cyber cafe, and also fixes computers. He says he gets more HPs in there than anything else.
Anyway, ending the rant,
DON'T BUY HP! Don't let their offers fool you. You can have a top of the line computer put together with custom parts for just slightly more. Spend the extra hundred, and get a custom computer that lasts you for years to come, and can be upgraded to fit the times.
- - Bridger
"Play me online, well you know that I'll beat you,
if I ever meet you, I'll CTRL+ALT+DEL you."