Having had one scare too many from my trusty Dell I splurged on a new Win8 Asus laptop, and then went completely bananas and ordered a hybrid Seagate drive to replace the rather tedious 5400rpm OE drive.
Sadly, both myself and my friend were caught out by Win8’s increased security and anti-piracy systems which didn’t like the new hard drive and ended up deciding not to boot into windows off either the new, the old or the recovery drive.
Enter stage right Karl who not only is a nice guy but works with Win8 in a professional capacity. He smartly kick the truculent laptop into working order (prob took him an hour to remedy my 10 days of mucking about I reckon) and now it’s as good as new. Nor did he make me feel like a meddling jack-ass, which would have been easy in truth.
The hybrid rocks, the laptop boots in record time, and I’m a happy bunny.
Drop him a PM with any computer issues - thoroughly recommended.