Do people you give computer support to know they have a windows key on the


The Windows key  

36 members have voted

You do not have permission to vote in this poll, or see the poll results. Please sign in or register to vote in this poll.

Recommended Posts

+warwagon

This is a question for anyone who does support for "The average" user. By support this could also be personal support for friends and family.

and yes i'm talking about the Windows key on the keyboard .. geesh!

Link to post
Share on other sites
Growled

Most people I help with computers have no clue.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Max Norris

Most of the people I deal with are either a small number of clients that I do coding for or random neighbors/friends, but pretty sure they all know where it is. (Same place it's been for what, 18 years or so?) Most of them aren't experts, but they're not the "my computer's cup holder broke" type either. Kind of hard to miss the Windows flag on the keyboard, never mind it's frequently used once you've used Windows for more than a few minutes and pick up on its shortcuts. Think the last time I've heard "random users" not knowing about it when 95 first came around and it was new. Possibly not knowing where it is blindfolded perhaps sure, not everybody can type without looking at the keyboard, but not knowing it's there at all? That person probably wouldn't know about the function keys either then.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Dashel

Don't like the poll wording, as long as 'know' means they know its there and position (yes and yes) vs knowing its there and knowing what it does.

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
srbeen

actually, they know they don't have a key. hahaha!

Link to post
Share on other sites
TheDisneyMagic

I always leave a .txt file in their Documents folder with any serial numbers they have purchased inside it.

I also keep a record in my own little database because I know so many of them loose them.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Geoffrey B.

most of the people I support cannot even tell me which version of Windows they have let alone if it has a key.

I also keep a record in my own little database because I know so many of them loose them.

I do not keep any information such as that in a database, however, i do Keep a PDF file of the invoice for each computer I work on which Includes Computer Serial Numbers and stuff like that.

I do keep an Access Database For myself that contains Product keys for all of my software just in case though.

Link to post
Share on other sites
sagum

most of the people I support cannot even tell me which version of Windows they have let alone if it has a key.

Interesting.

When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought it was on about the windows key on the keyboard. Since I help a few Mac users, I was going to comment that they probably know they don't have a key.. but I guess that's not what's being asked here.

Pretty much all my customers know they have a sticker with a 'key' on it, on their PC case. The others tend to know they don't have a product key for Windows or tell me they've lost it, fell off or changed case..

Link to post
Share on other sites
thomastmc

Wow. I'm flattered to have sparked a poll :)

Link to post
Share on other sites
Nayos

I always leave a .txt file in their Documents folder with any serial numbers they have purchased inside it.

I also keep a record in my own little database because I know so many of them loose them.

187303_windows_button.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
+warwagon

Yes i'm referring to the Windows key on the keyboard.....GEEESHH!!!

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Phouchg

Nope. Some do know, but I've never seen anyone using it - it's always mouse, even fumbling around with touchpad for most.

Link to post
Share on other sites
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.