linux - computer worrenty questions
d.dalton at iinet.net.au
Sun Apr 20 09:35:42 UTC 2008
On Sun, 20 Apr 2008, Tony Baechler wrote:
> Daniel Dalton wrote:
>> So if I install linux to it (dual boot with windows) will this void my
> Yes, probably unless your warranty specifically says otherwise.
OK, I'll contact the shop about it then...
> You could look up the model number on the HP site.
I'll look if the shop won't tell me...
> There is another option. Remove the original drives and replace them. If you
> have some other hardware problem, put the original drives back in before you
> get it repaired. You could also make full image backups of the original hard
> disks and restore them if necessary. Personally, I wouldn't worry too much
Well, wouldn't they be able to tell that I opened up the box?
And that may also void the worrenty?
So if I used different hard disks there would be no way of them telling
what I did?
> about the warranty because new computers are so cheap nowadays, at least in
> the US. If you're really paranoid, I would just buy a new hard drive and put
> I'm not trying to be the list police here but I don't think your HP warranty
> really fits the subject of Linux since that's between you, HP and the shop
> who sold the machine. On the other hand, HP sells Linux servers so you would
Sure, but I thought it was related since I was wondering if installing a
version of "linux" would void most worrenties...
OK, I take your point and I'll ring the shop first and then try HP if I
don't have any luck...
Thanks for your reply,
<d.dalton at iinet.net.au>
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