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|03-03-2013 01:03 PM|
|02-23-2013 03:38 PM|
|triphectah||Went back today to add the $65 2 yr clearance warranty and since they had to do a return and rebuy they allowed me an additional $20 off with the OD coupon from here http://goo.gl/giBFW .... Thank You Slickdeals|
|02-21-2013 11:53 PM|
|02-21-2013 11:35 PM|
|federer007||Someone please tell me how to restore this to factory settings...|
|02-19-2013 10:57 AM|
Same goes with RAM. I used Samsung 30nm based but it is OOS everywhere now. Highly recommend Gskill though (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Pro...CL9D-8GBSQ) but Kingston HyperX, Crucial and Muskin is fine. I'd say keep an eye on memory sale, the 8gb kit should be in 30-40 range, and 16gb kit should be in (70-80 range)
|02-19-2013 10:06 AM|
|02-16-2013 03:01 PM|
|02-16-2013 08:54 AM|
slmgr -ipk xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx-xxxxx (OEM KEY) the system displays the key is accepted. I know for a fact if a wrong key is entered it will not display such message, because I experimented by changing a couple digits and it will not accept.
I even upgraded the BIOS from 6.30 to 6.60. Nothing changed. It shows a Product ID, which matches exactly the key itself, but I still sees the message of "30 days to activate. Activate Windows now".
I installed Windows 7 Ultimate SP1. I tried Professional SP1 as well. Those images were directly downloaded from digital river, and I had success using those ISO for other PC before.
|02-16-2013 06:49 AM|
|brac||I did a clean install on an SSD I had laying around. Had some help from a fellow member with needed BIOS changes and finding drivers. I used Win 7 64bit Ultimate|
|02-15-2013 10:12 PM|
Have any one successfully installed a fresh Windows 7 64 bit, any version?
Since the BIOS already has SLIC 2.1 in it, I used the OEM key to activate. Both the certificate and the OEM key are accepted, but I am still seeing 30 days to activate. Activate Windows now in the Control Panel, System. I tried both Ultimate and Premium to no avail.
I successfully done that many times on various computers, some I even had to inject SLIC 2.1 into the BIOS. If any one has success, please share the experience. Alternatively, you can PM me with the OEM key you used.
|02-15-2013 03:25 PM|
|02-15-2013 02:47 PM|
|HoMeZ||Can we still use the coupon today? I read that Staples coupons usually have a grace period.|
|02-15-2013 01:12 PM|
|02-15-2013 07:29 AM|
I just brought the last laptop from my store. when i got home to unbox it, i noticed there is a distracting noise coming from the laptop. Whenever you single tap or double tap on the touchpad or anywhere near the plastic faceplate, there is a vibration sound, it sounded as if there is a spring under the faceplate or that the cover is loose.
hopefully its just the disc drive because its directly under the area.
would hate to return it for this noise and if im the only one experiencing it.
|02-15-2013 06:14 AM|
I was going to buy two of these last night plus the Lenovo I3 desktop that was on sale and she was well aware that I was going to use the coupons on all three items but I told her she was going to have to ring them all up one at a time so the coupons would work on each and she said no problem as others have done the same. She took both laptops and the desktop up to the counter for me and while ringing up the first laptop she started with her pitch on their extended warranty and since I knew I was going to get the squaretrade warranty I politely declined and she started pushing it even more stating how great it was, I again declined to purchase it but I told her I would think about it and maybe buy it during the return period.
She then lied to me stating that I couldn't do that and it had to be purchased at the point of sale and on the original reciept. I then asked her if she thought this was the first time I had actually purchased something at Staples as I have been buying from them since before she was born. She then stated she was just trying to help me out, I said yeah, I know you're trying to help me spend extra money that I don't need to spend. I then told her that first off their warranty cost too damn much as the plan she was trying to sell me was more than half of the cost of the laptop so it would just make more sense to buy a second laptop instead of the warranty in which I intended to do. Secondly I told her that I was already planning on buying a squaretrade warranty that covered everything theirs did and more for only $65 instead of the $230 she wanted to charge me.
I then asked to speak to the manager that had actually put the laptops on hold for me come to find out she had left just 10 minutes before hand and that she was the assistant manager. I asked if she was kidding because it didn't look like she was even out of high school yet.
After all of this then she states that she cant honor the coupon on the other items because it says only one per customer which it does. I said well you also knew this before you brought all of these items up here and that you already said it was no problem as you have done it for others with the same coupon. She then lied and said she never said that. So now because I wouldn't buy their overpriced warranty she decided she wasn't going to honor the coupon on the other items. I told her I would discuss it with the real manager tomorrow and that she could take the other laptop and her extended warranty and shove them up her ass!
I don't fault her for actually going by what the coupon stated other than the fact she said she had already done it for others and then turned around and lied about it. It also amazes me that they would give a kid a managers position. I can only guess staples is hard up for employees.
On a positive note the laptop works great and no issues with the battery. This may have been a newer batch as the manager told me these were just delivered that day.
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