I was doing some minor install work for a woman who had a desktop. While I was there I noticed a laptop box. Trying to drum up a bit more business, I said, “Oh do you need any help with that?”
She basically explained to me her husband bought the laptop in July 2010 and then he died. She said, she never uses the computer much (the desktop I was adding a hard drive to) and with the death she never got around to opening it. He died right after they got it
It’s a Dell Inspiron straight from Dell.
I can see her not wanting to open it, sometimes when people die, they get funny with possessions of the dead people. Anyway she tells me, that her grandson is graduating from high school in June of 2011 and since it’s never been opened she’s gonna give it to him as a graduation present.
OK so well and and good, then she asked me if there’d be any issues with that?
Assuming it works, (I told her that laptops that don’t work most often show signs they won’t work within 30 days so it’s a good idea to try it…But in any case it’s too late now), once the grandson opens it up, he’ll have to download a bunch of updates to the system. It’s a Win7 Home Premium
So I thought I’d ask, just out of curiosity, what other potential issues could there be? I assume laptops sit around computer stores and such for a long time anyway.