Man Sues Microsoft for $600M After A Failed Windows Upgrade Bricked His PC

If a Windows update bricks your PC you should sue Microsoft, for a lot! I guess that was the mindset of an Albuquerque man who is suing the company because of a failed forced Windows 10 upgrade. In return the man is seeking 600 million in damages, yes SIX HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS!

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This civil complaint was filed on February 14th by Frank K. Dickman Jr. of Albuquerque, New Mexico. His lawsuit gives Redmond 30 days to give him the software or pay more than a half a billion in damages from a default judgment.

“I own a ASUS 54L laptop computer which has an OEM license for Windows Version 7,” Dickman’s claim reads. “The computer was upgraded to Windows Version 10 and became non-functional immediately. The upgrade deleted the cached, or backup, version of Windows 7.” Dickman says that the laptop’s original OEM vendor is “untrustworthy,” hence, he cannot obtain a legitimate copy of Windows 7 to downgrade his laptop.

“The only sensible remedy is for Microsoft Corporation to supply the OEM version of its operating system by download from its website and confirmed by the key code which came with the computer,” Dickman’s filing read.

“Failure of Microsoft Corporation and its CEO (Satya Nadella) to provide this function within thirty days of the provided summons should yield a payment from the two defendants to the plaintiff of a remedy… of six hundred million dollars.”

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