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Does Your Computer’s Warranty Cover the Blue Screen of Death?

November 16, 2010

If your computer Blue Screen of Death is caused by a hardware problem, and your computer is still under warranty, the computer should be covered. Furthermore, if your Blue Screen of Death is caused by a problem in your copy of Windows, Microsoft should replace it if it has been less than a year since your purchase. There are some caveats to be aware of, however.

Viruses and Warranties

If your Blue Screen of Death is caused because you have downloaded a virus, both the manufacturer and Microsoft may declined to provide you with a replacement free of charge, although they may offer tech support to help you resolve the problem. This is why it is so important to have a good firewall and good anti virus software, to make sure that this doesn’t happen.

Upgrades and Warranties

In addition, if you upgrade to a newer version of Windows, this may affect the length and scope of your warranty. Before attempting such an upgrade, make sure you read how it affects your warranty both for your current version of Windows and the new version. It may be more cost-effective to wait until you need a new computer to enjoy the newest version of Windows.

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