There is this one commercial that really makes me chuckle a bit. It is not about the product or service that they sell. Since I do not generally use Microsoft products, I will not be using their product to judge it. What I do take issue with is that they seem to suggest that if you get viruses and the like, your hardware could become totally useless.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuses-for-legacy-computers/ and http://www.instructables.com/id/Reuses-for-legacy-computers-II/.
Now, to a better prospect. If there is nothing wrong with the equipment, why discard it? You could have your equipment’s software cleaned up and you will be able to reuse your system again. But, then that leads to a bigger question of, why are you using software that get’s you in that predicament in the first place.