Six months ago I purchased a computer from a friend of a friend. It cost $600 and came installed with Linux, Windows XP Proffesional, Macromedia Flash, Adobe Photoshop CS, and Oblivion. The hardware on it was horrible, but I figured I was saving money on all the software. I eventually refurbished all the hardware except for the hard drive.
A while ago, I realized windows update wasn't working and after a call to the microsoft tech support, learned that the product key code didn't register as valid. So now I can't upgrade my internet explorer, media player won't work, and all the other software that he gave me is now asking for product codes.
So now I've had to order windows media center from microsoft. When I confronted the seller of my computer, he refused to give me the money to purchase the authentice software and only offered me cd's to reinstall the pirated software. His excuse was "buyer beware" and that he had never stated it was legal software to begin with.
Can anyone tell me how I can get this guy for ripping me off and handing out and producing illegal copies of software? I'm an advocate against pirating and downloading, so I really want to stick it to him.