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    As you may have read from another post of mine. I have been unsuccessful in installing Windows 8 on an HP Envy 15. My last thought was to post the query on the HP help forums. I entered the model as accurately as I could, which still prompted me, with a list, for another detail.
    The automated response was that I had a paper jam!
    I think Ill buy an Acer next time.
     
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    Ah yes, I hate it when paper jams prevent Windows 8 from being installed... :confused:. Crazy!!! :eek:

    I wonder what other gems the HP support site has in the answer bank!
     
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    But, but paper is the original touch interface!!

    I'm sure Windows 8 is compatible with it, just plug & print and 8 should automatically download and refill your e-ink for you. ;)
     
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    I also had many problems with my windows 8 initial installation . formatted the hard drive 3 times and installed it again and again, but in the end i upgraded it on a clean install of Windows 7 and its working perfectly fine.... I am happy my 14.99$ are working fine now.
     
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    You guys need to stop using HP's. Not a good brand. I didn't have any problems installing Windows 7 on my gateway desktop or Sony Laptop.
     
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    i already own a sony vaio S but for fun i purchased another HP DV6 7023tx,
     
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    "You guys need to stop using HP's. Not a good brand. I didn't have any problems installing Windows 7 on my gateway desktop or Sony Laptop. "

    Nor me! lol.
     
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    I swear by Dell, and yes I have an HP laptop right now..........I5 at a good price but the quality is low compared to my wife's dell
     
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    HP's biggest problem is color rendering. Some websites look crazy weird on their monitors.
     
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    HP and Dell are not very good machines hardware wise and their repair records are abysmal.

    Asus, Lenovo and Toshiba are the best notebooks made, Sony is very good too. Desktops are Lenovo, Sony, Acer and of course... the home-built (which in my opinion is by far the best!).
     
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    Acer came out of nowhere and has done quite well for itself.
     
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    I have had 3 Acers all garbage in my experience I will never buy an acer again. One thing about Dell no matter what you think, are they not made in the USA? If you buy an ACER where do you send it to get repaired? I hav had great repair service with Dell
     
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    I have a hp laptop. The build quality is fantastic and the bloatware is nowhere near as bad as other computer brands. Their customer service, however, is abysmal.
     
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    My HP runs well but.........the screen sucks compared to my wife's dell studio, I have an i5 with an LED grainy screen Ugh!
     
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    Regardless of the computer maker (OEM), there will always be issues of some sort or the other.

    When I worked for a major electronics retailer, the two brands that were in the repair department the most were Dell and then HP. Dell is infamous for using substandard hardware, etc. Their track record has gotten better but the motherboard fiasco of the mid-2000s put a ding in their reputation. Especially in Austin TX near where they're headquarters are. Dell has shuttered nearly all of their US assembly plants and get theirs from overseas like everyone else.
     
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    Ok, I see, but ACER's have a lot problems and some models use components I swear you can buy better parts from china on Ebay
     
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    Yes, William. China has suffered from a hangover, for many years, with a reputation of producing cheap and shoddy materials. This tends to make the average westerner look elsewhere for goods. The anomaly is, of course, that a huge percentage of electronic, and particularly, computer goods, which can be purchased in the "Western" stores,, do originate from China or Taiwan.
     
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    I still wake up screaming from that nightmare. :eek:

    Horrible, horrible time that was...
     
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    You can heard some old guy saying decades from now: "You kids should've been around during the Dell motherboard conflict. Hell, we were beating each other with our own severed limbs.":p
     
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