Planned obsolescence, collusion, where is congress?
If you pay for something and the person you bought it from steals it away from you and destroys it, is that a crime?
Sometimes I feel like Samsung and Microsoft should be held accountable but then I remember I'm living in Corporate America, are there any legitimate businesses left in the world?
Did you perhaps buy it with a credit card that offers additional extended warranty? Then you may have a less expensive way out of this jam. However, I don't believe Samsung purposely flipped a kill switch on your machine. That would be no way to get money from you, as I am sure you will never buy anything from Samsung again because of this.
So I buy this second Ativ PC Pro and the 2nd time I restart the computer, it has automatically downloaded windows updates and begins installing them. Now the computer is stuck in the "failure configuring windows update - reverting changes" loop. This is a brand new computer, and microsoft has broken it, and will profit from the sale of a 3rd machine.
ARE YOU SEEING A PATTERN HERE??
So I basically have not one but two multi billion dollar corporations profiting from releasing software updates that destroy computers.
What exactly makes you think that there is not planned obsolescence at work here? Do you work for microsoft or samsung or something?
Sure enough, a few weeks later, computer is completely bricked a few months out of warranty. So now my options are to buy a new computer, barely a year after buying this one (Ativ PC Pro 700T).
So, I spend all this money, because I'm living in the united states where people just say "This is not planned obsolescence and it's silly to imply that is going on."
Microsoft and Quickbooks are colluding to extract wealth from customers, and that's a fact. Congress does nothing because they're useless people taking bribes to look the other way while corporations rape and pillage with impunity. People like you help M$ when you say stupid stuff like "its silly to imply that is going on"
Did you ever contact Quickbooks or check their site to see if this was a known issue? This is not totally uncommon for Windows updates, I've seen it happen many times.
Sure enough, a few weeks later, computer is completely bricked a few months out of warranty
Again, are you sure it's completely bricked? No video does not mean the item is bricked. It may work with video out and perhaps you need a keyboard to trigger the display toggle.
If there was planned obsolescence you would see reports everywhere about a failed units, including on news outlets. Failed video drivers happen a lot because Microsoft packages their own drivers which can override the correct drivers, in some cases it's the opposite.
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