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#1 Scorbing

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 14:58

I just found this.

Source: http://www.cultofmac...indows-7-image/


#2 billyea

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:01

Computer technician ripping off idiot consumers = Windows 8 hate?

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:13

Computer technician ripping off idiot consumers = Windows 8 hate?


No, People willing to spend that kind of money to downgrade = Windows 8 hate. Personally, whenever I see someone using 8 or considering a new purchase of one, I offer to put 7 on it for free. I'm not a computer tech as a job, but the last thing I want to deal with when it comes to friends and family is the problems 8 creates.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:23

Computer technician ripping off idiot consumers = Windows 8 hate?


An optional service is not ripping people off... Windows licences and time cost money.

#5 Hum

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:27

I can't much blame them.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:27

People are entitled to make a buck sure (ignoring the free downgrade rights you get with Windows 8...), but claiming somebody charging for their time equates to hatred? Puhleez. I've charged money to help with other non Windows operating systems.. by that "logic" people hate them too? Just another flavor of the month article.

#7 JaredFrost

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:30

Computer technician ripping off idiot consumers = Windows 8 hate?


I don't know if it's a ripoff, is this including a Windows 7 license? properly installing Windows/drivers and updates/etc
Does take a fair amount of time, sure a lot of it is hurry up and wait, the price tag is probably in line with them doing an
upgrade from Windows 7 to 8.

So if this includes the license, it's a super deal.

#8 threetonesun

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:32

A fool and his money are soon parted.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:43

An optional service is not ripping people off... Windows licences and time cost money.

Sorry, but the price is totally nuts.

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#10 LUTZIFER

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:44

IMO that'd be "Upgrade" to Windows 7, not downgrade.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:48

A loooong time ago, when I worked at Circuit City, when Vista came out, people paid us to remove Vista and install XP..

#12 Dot Matrix

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:55

How is this any proof people hate Windows 8? There is not one word in there saying anything of the sort.

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 15:57

I hate Windows 8..lol

#14 CJEric

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 16:00

No, People willing to spend that kind of money to downgrade

Who says anyone is willing to? I actually charge $1000 for downgrading people from 8 to 7.

#15 Simon-

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Posted 24 January 2013 - 16:05

It depends on where you live, but in Australia $125 would be quite reasonable. This is approximately the amount that I charge for a complete reinstall (as my time, as a consultant, is valuable) excluding software.

It takes time to backup all the data making sure nothing is missed, reinstalling Windows (with Downgrade rights in this case), installing the required software again (MS Office/Specific 3rd party), installing essential software that most people would need or use (MSE, Malwarebytes, Adobe Reader/Flash, Skype), restoring saved data, changing settings, installing drivers, installing updates, making sure everything is working properly and troubleshooting if necessary.

Not all of it can be done simultaneously, it takes several hours of on/off work on it. I can do other stuff while I'm waiting so I round it down based on approximately "2 hours" of actual work.



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