Quick Play 2.0
I've been readin your comments on QP2. I just got my dv1000t, nicely equipped, but... Here we go again. HP has made the whole thing untouchable for us. First of all, I have decided to get rid of the OS/ trial versions-game and stuff I didn't need, by reformatting and installing XP ProSP2. No way to install QP2 afterwords! Tried so many things - 1gb unpartitioned space; 1GB FAT; FAT32; NTFS... nothing. Called HP tech supp, 2nd level. The guy goes back and forth with somebody else only to conclude QP2 is not possible to install, unless...check this one out, " ... you send us back your laptop and we reinstall everything from scratch..". Yes, but that one I can do myself, right? Aparently I underestimated the "geniouses" @ HP, who would not provide ANY constructive solution, as far as soft support. I tell them I own a legit copy of XP Pro SP2 and therre is no reason for me to buy it from then. They respond that in order for QP2 to work, the system must be installed by them, along with the rest of the trial crapp!!! How about that! Nevertheless, I decided to keep my laptop untill dey come up with solution. Something I really doubt to happen. What I want to say is - forget about QP@, if you're installing anything, but their "original" OEM version, along with the trial(unwanted) crap! They made a shallow prommice to think about this problem and eventualy to come up with solution. It is a shame for such a company to have made those weird-a..s decisions. The novice users would really appreciate the newer implementation of the backup/reinstall method. It is really simple and no-brainer. I would say - genious. But for the advanced guys, this is a nightmare! Really. I wasted so much time and almost gave it up on them. The only reason I didn't go with Dell, was their utterly restrictive "promotion" policy! What can you do?! But wasn't it on the HP's slogan, saying something about the "... TOTAL SATISFACTION..."?!
If they keep up with that level of service, they'll definitely loose grownd to Dell and everybody else. Thanks and regards to all