Dimple Shah sent a message to Meg Whitman President and CEO, Hewlett-Packard Company - email address that said:
I understand your need to promote business relationships with certain hardware vendors and decided to establish a white list protocol that will prevent a laptop from functioning when attempting to be used with an unsupported device ... not because it physically cant be used, but because there is a BUSINESS DECISION to prevent the usage. This isnt a big problem for new laptops, because a WiFi card installed is most likely one of the newer technologies and will be sufficient for the owner.
HOWEVER, in time the technologies change. I humbly request that you either put a built-in time limit on the usage of the white list, or provide a BIOS update approximately 2 years after a laptop model has been released so that the owner can enjoy IMPROVED device technologies in their HP branded laptops.
If HP doesnt feel this is prudent, and believes that limiting device usage might prompt a customer to buy a NEW laptop in order to enjoy the latest technologies, then think again. If I do not see HP making any effort to address this issue, you can bet that my next laptop will be from a vendor that is not called Hewlett-Packard .
Thank you for your time and assistance in this matter Dimple Shah
I have reached out to your Laptop Management team but there seems to be dont care attitude.
Thanks and Regards,