I have spent 5 plus hours today trying to get an upgraded OS for my new XPS 720, to go from Vista ultimate 32 to the 64 bit version.
I have been told by no less that 4 different persons in every department I called that:
1 Its not available.
2 We dont offer that, call Microsoft.
3 Why do you want to do that ? It wont work !
4 You cant do that, and
5 You have to change the motherboard out if I want to run Vista 64 ultimate.
6. Dont believe everything you read !
When I reference the thread in this forum that says I can do it, and give them the Dell document number that the forum moderator Chris references they say, it does not exist.
When I ask them for an Employee number, so that when I write a letter to Dell I can reference my conversation I am hung up on.
When I ask to move this up to a higher lever ie: a manager or above they say "they cant help you "
I have talked to India twice, Canada, possibly Haiti or Africa, and even the USA. All give the same answer.
So, is the information in this forum a lie, or is the rest of the compant asleep ?
Dell is quick to take my money.... but after the sale ?
This is my third Dell computer, and each time I said I would never buy another one, because of various issues. But I come back every 2 years, thinking things are better.
This is my last Dell.
In fact I say issue a pick up RMA and come get it. 1200 bucks is not much to Mr Dell, but its a lot of money to me.
Give Dell a second chance ? No, as today is the end of the 21 day "Dell takes it back " contract.
I will now spend my dollars on a computer from Mr Hewlett and Mr Packerd, God rest their souls.
I cant get much worse service from them I guess.
Please post this, as I think it does not violate your rules. Thank You
The general consensus is, no you cannot get a 64 bit disc from Dell. Yeah, so someone in a post said they were able to get it... doesn't make it true. Several people, including myself have asked Dell about this, and we all tend to get the same answer. "No"
"No" due to the fact that driver compatibility is an issue, and they'd need to open another 50 call centers to support the issues that can arise from it.
Cancel your order, buy an HP if you're than unhappy.
THIS IS THE THREAD, OR GO TO THE XPS DESKTOP SECTION AND SEARCH ON 'DELL XPS 420 VISTA 64BIT "
THIS IS A THREAD THAT A DELL MODERATOR HAS STATED WHAT I CONTEND THAT DELL CAN PROVIDE THE 64 BIT OS
AND SIR, I HAVE ASKED FOR MY CALL TO GO TO HIGHER LEVEL THAN FIRST LINE SUPPORT EACH TIME THEY STUMBLE WITH MY QUESTION.
AT NO TIME DID I REFERENCE "SOME RANDOM POST ON A MESSAGE FORUM" AS YOU CONTEND. THIS IS A DELL FORUM, AND IT REPRESENTS DELL AS A COMPANY. IN ALL CALLS TODAY I GAVE THEM THE FORUM PAGE AND HOW TO GET TO IT. I GAVE THEM THE SEARCH TERM, AND SPELLED IT OUT FOR THOSE THAT HAD A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING AMERICAN ENGLISH. ONE LADY COULD BARELY NAVIGATE THE FORUM PAGE.
YES, I AM FRUSTRATED.......................MAYBE I AM EXPERIENG THE RESULT OF ALL THE LAYOFFS....ITS A DOWNWARD SPIRAL IT THEY CANT GET TRAIN AND RETAIN CUST. SUPPORT PERSONELL. DELL USEDT TO BE THE TOP DOG......NOW THERE NOT. AND IT SHOWS WHY.
WHO DID I CALL ?? ANYONE AT THE PHONE NUMBERS LISTED ON THE SUPPORT.DELL.COM PAGE IN EACH CASE AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM TRIES TO DIRECT YOUR CALL......I AM AT THE MERCY OF THE PHONE SYSTEM. BUT, ALMOST EVERYONE I TALKED TO WAS POLITE, EXCEPT THE LADY IN INDIA---SHE SHOULD LOSE HER JOB FOR TERMINATING THE CALL MID-SENTENCE.
I SAID WHAT I SAID---MAY MR DELL SHOULD GET BACK IN THE TRENCHES AND SEE THE WHOLE PICTURE.
IT WAS HOME USERS THAT PUT DELL IN THE BIG TIME A FEW YEARS AGO. DIRECT SALES, A TECHNICALL SUPERIOR PRODUCT, GOOD TECH SUPPORT. WHAT HAPPENED ?
YOU ASK A LOT OF QUESTIONS...ARE YOU A MID LEVEL MANAGER OR DIRECTOR WITH DELL ? IF SO, MAYBE YOU CAN DISCUSS THIS AT TH NEXT SALES MEETING
BELOW IS A SECTION OF THE POST I PASTED HERE;
IT SUPRISES ME THAT THE RESPONDENTS TO THIS POSTING DEFEND SUCH MEDIOCRE CUSTOMER SERVICE.
AS FOR SHOUTING, IF YOU ARE OFFENDED BY THE USE OF CAPS, I FELL SORRRY FOR YOU.. GO OUTSIDE AND GET SOME SUN ...BUT PLEASE DONT WHINE THAT YOUR EARS HURT FROM USING CAPITAL LETTERS.
YOU SEE YOUNG MAN, I DONT HAVE THE USE OF ALL MY FINGERS SO IT IS HARD TO SHIFT AND UN -SHIFT A KEYBOARD.. FOR THE SAKE OF COMMUNICATION, YOU DO GET THE MESSAGE...ALL CAPS OR NOT
THIS FORUM IS RUN BY DELL, IS PART OF THE DELL WEBSITE, AND THERFORE DOES REPRESENT DELL POLICY, IF SUCH STATEMENTS ARE WRITTEN BY DELL EMPLOYEES, OR OTHERS THAT REPRESENT DELL.
ALL REFERENCES TO DELL DOCUMENTS ON THE AVAILABLILITY OF THE 64 BUT VISTA ULTIMATE OS WERE WRITTEN BY A DELL MODERATOR.
SMILE, BE HAPPY, AND TRY TYPING WITH ONE HAND AND THREEE FINGERS
i can understand your problems, i am also having a few issues with support.
the problems i have is not one of them says the same thing as the next
i have vista 64bit is ONLY for servers.
to dell dont do any 64bit OS whatsoever.
and yes we can swap it for you, but i cant you need to goto customer care, and their tell you no, and your on-site cover is also not covered anymore!!!!!!!
NEXT ON MY LIST TO SHOUT TO
* Michael Dell
Chairman and CEO
* Donald Carty
Vice Chairman and CFO
* Ronald Garriques
President, Global Consumer Group
* Michael Cannon
President, Global Operations
* Mark Jarvis
Senior VP and Chief Marketing Officer
(Dude, You're Getting An Email!)
* Lawrence Tu
Senior VP, General Counsel
* Susan Sheskey
Senior VP, Chief Information Officer
* Andrew Esparza
Senior VP Human Resources
* Paul Bell
Senior VP and President, Americas
* Stephen Felice
Senior VP and President, Asia
* David Marmonti
Senior VP, President, Europe, Middle East and Africa
* Brad Anderson
Senior VP, Business Product Group
* Jeffrey Clarke
Senior VP, Business Product Group
* Martin Garvin
Senior VP, Worldwide Procurement
* Alex Gruzen
Senior VP, Dell Product Group
* Joan Hooper
Vice President, Finance, Chief Accounting Officer
* William Gray
Board of Directors