Man sues Microsoft for $600M after a forced Windows upgrade destroyed his PC

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  1. vbetts

    vbetts Don Vincenzo Staff Member

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    I'm gonna sue Microsoft for updating my xbox while I was pwning noobs and kids in Halo and Call of Duty.

    Joking aside I'm getting rusty in swat...
     
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  2. schmidtbag

    schmidtbag Ancient Guru

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    What an absurd demand. When you consider his self-fulfilling prophecy of a name and the pause in the quote "to the plaintiff of a remedy... of six hundred million dollars" I couldn't help but think of:
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    I get it - that forced Windows update is pretty annoying, but $600 million for a laptop? Even $6 million would be asking for too much.
     
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    nz3777 Ancient Guru

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    I can see why this guy is pissed-off I had windows 10 installed and maybe it worked for a day or 2 before all the problems started,Icons missing, Programs not working,Screen turning on and off, Like more then Half of the freakin apps did not work at all! Yeah I went ahead and put Windows 7 sp1 thank you Microsoft for a Broken os no wonder it was Free.
     
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    Phill-7 Active Member

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    Heh, there are pretty desperate individuals in Albuquerque. Recalling Mr. Walter White.. :D
     

  5. Moonbogg

    Moonbogg Member Guru

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    You know what? I hope that guy wins $600 million and not a penny less. Screw it. I want him to get it.
     
  6. Loophole35

    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    Wow this is funny considering I have two W7 laptops (one from ASUS) that never "force" updated to W10.

    PRO TIP: PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU CLICK "YES" TO!
     
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    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    And we have a winner. lol
     
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    Reddoguk Ancient Guru

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    NO ONE ever reads all the small print. M$ is protected and it's gonna be about as solid as it gets. If they make a counter claim saying his request is ridiculous he may end up paying stupid amounts of legal fees.
     
  9. StewieTech

    StewieTech Chuck Norris

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    Only 600M? Id ask for 1 billion for the lulz. You might as well.
     
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    M$ what a behind story of so often updates of win10? I don't get it. M$ you deserve this. good luck
     

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    Robbo9999 Ancient Guru

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    I've got a Sandy Bridge laptop that runs exclusively off the iGPU - I removed the dGPU because the GPU died - it boots fine on Windows 10, wonder why your system has issues?
     
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    Loophole35 Ancient Guru

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    May be something to do with his motherboard. I have a 2500k in a old Dell mini desktop that has no issue either.
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    same here...I can remove a graphics card and still boot to a screen ...(all OS's)
     
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    Robbo9999 Ancient Guru

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    Yeah, so not a Sandy Bridge iGPU problem exclusively.
     
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    airbud7 Ancient Guru

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    Motherboard BIOS always has a screen of it's own .....processors with a p combined with a motherboard with no graphic output is different (very rare circumstance)
     

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    Mufflore Ancient Guru

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    My take on this is, he knows he isnt going to win jack all money.
    The way he presented his case is for maximum exposure which might shame or perhaps force MS to provide a legit download link for Windows 7 so he has a route to legitimately sort his PC out safely.
    If he was serious about the cash he would be tooled up with lawyers.
    He might get a small amount of cash for the inconvenience caused.

    He has a right to express his disgust with what MS did to his computer and try to get some positive action.
    This is only costing him his time and it might work.
     
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    He's infuriated about the loss of his massive porn collection.
     
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    I hope he wins and others follow suit!
     
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    For what? Sticking a pipe in your wheels and blaming bike manufacturer for your injury?

    We already have enough idiots in our world, do not want to reward them for their stupidity.
     
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    Mr Richard Head!!!
     
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