According to a formal complaint filed last week on February 14, Frank K. Dickman Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico, is accusing Microsoft because of a brute forced Windows 10 upgrade.
“I own an ASUS 54L laptop machine which has an OEM license for Windows Version 7,” Dickman’s case reads. “The machine was upgraded to Windows Version 10 and grew non-functional immediately. The upgrade removed the cached, or backup, version of Windows 7.”
Plaintiff wants a fresh copy of Windows 7, or else
Dickman states that the laptop’s genuine OEM vendor is “irresponsible,” hence, he cannot obtain a valid copy of Windows 7 to downgrade his laptop.
Attempts to reach a new Windows 7 account from Microsoft have failed, per the plaintiff’s claim.
“Microsoft Corporation protests to replace their licensed Operating system for this laptop and requires that the machine vendor replace it,” the lawsuit reads.
Dickman wants Microsoft to provide a “the OEM version of its Windows 7 operating system” for download via its standard website so he can download and install it on his bricked laptop.
The angry plaintiff wants the authority to force Microsoft to comply with his request in 30 days or pay up $600 million in damages albeit the judge may evaluate the damages as $6 billion due to a redaction error, as the charge reads “$6,000,000,000.00.”
Dickman’s legal effort may fall flat on its face, but he’s not the only one suing the company. In March 2017, various users filed a lawsuit seeking class-action status against Microsoft, also soliciting monetary damages after admitting botched Windows7-to-Windows10 forced grades that left many unable to use their computers.
Microsoft’s controversial forced Windows 10 upgrade practice has also gotten the company in trouble with German authorities, but the company withdrew any penalties after it reached an agreement to stop forced upgrades.
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