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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    I had got a studio xps about a week back, which came with all the cds.... I returned it for a couple of cosmetic issues, and am expecting my replacement tomorrow or the day after. Dell says it will come with all the cds as usual... but then this is India...it might be different in the US... but I sincerely hope Dell is not going the HP way....

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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cin' View Post
    So utterly disappointing that Dell is doing this.
    This was one of the nice things to have provided with your system. That is going to be a PIA to burn DVD Images to do a Clean Install. It was much simpler being able to it with the OS disc provided...

    IdeaStorm sounds good!

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    Yeah, the thing is, even if you burn these disks you won't be able to perform a clean install with them. That's why it's more important than ever for potential Dell buyers to look closely at the online configurator and deselect any software options they don't want, such as AV and Office.

    Quote Originally Posted by leopardhunter7 View Post
    I had got a studio xps about a week back, which came with all the cds.... I returned it for a couple of cosmetic issues, and am expecting my replacement tomorrow or the day after. Dell says it will come with all the cds as usual... but then this is India...it might be different in the US... but I sincerely hope Dell is not going the HP way....
    Please, let us know if your system contains disks will you? It'll be a great help.
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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    So there will be no possibility to request one time a copy of the original OS disk? That really sucks man! I liked it this way to get a fresh neat install of your OS without the bloatware.
    Again Dell gave me a reason to look around elsewhere for my next notebook purchase.
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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by ernstig01 View Post
    So there will be no possibility to request one time a copy of the original OS disk? That really sucks man! I liked it this way to get a fresh neat install of your OS without the bloatware.
    Again Dell gave me a reason to look around elsewhere for my next notebook purchase.
    You can request a copy according to the website, but it will probably be additional cost.
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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    OMG DELL !!!!!!!!!!!
    no more clean installs.... that sux so badly


    Quote Originally Posted by booboo12 View Post
    That's why it's more important than ever for potential Dell buyers to look closely at the online configurator and deselect any software options they don't want, such as AV and Office.
    Thanks for the tip.

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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by booboo12 View Post
    Please, let us know if your system contains disks will you? It'll be a great help.
    sure thing ... will update as soon as my lappie arrives. I am perturbed by this sudden whim on Dell's part too. They were really nice providing separate disks for all the softwares and drivers... why the hell are they turning around now? May be they sold one too many laptops and now want to decrease the number of customers a bit ;P

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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by booboo12 View Post
    We can make our voices heard over at IdeaStorm |. I made a idea earlier myself regarding Dell's recent decision to force consumer system shoppers into choosing a bundle instead of choosing options a' la carte. Change might not happen right away but at least it can be marked as "acknowledged" by Dell, and other IdeaStorm users can vote it up.
    Looked around a bit at IdeaStorm for your post and didn't find it.

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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    I highly doubt dell would charge you for CDs if you requested them once. The reason is Dell cannot assume a person is to make an image of their machine once they receive it. Like if a person does not make an image of the CD and their computer crashes under warranty, does that mean they are going to be charged extra b/c they didn't burn the CD? I don't think so. I think this is just a measure so that Dell can cut costs slightly so that the people who want the CDs must request it from Dell and those who never even open the CDs aren't wasted.

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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by compsavy View Post
    I highly doubt dell would charge you for CDs if you requested them once. The reason is Dell cannot assume a person is to make an image of their machine once they receive it. Like if a person does not make an image of the CD and their computer crashes under warranty, does that mean they are going to be charged extra b/c they didn't burn the CD? I don't think so. I think this is just a measure so that Dell can cut costs slightly so that the people who want the CDs must request it from Dell and those who never even open the CDs aren't wasted.
    HP does, all the time in fact.
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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    Dell told me that I'd get a recovery DVD with my Vostro laptop (which I should get tomorrow, yay) but no true Windows installation disc for a clean install.

    The OEM ISOs of Windows 7 are downloadable though, and presumably legal since you have an OEM licence with the laptop anyway.

 

 
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