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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 SirRogers View Post
    Yup, I looked at all of those places. It was no where to be found. If it is required that they place it somewhere, then I guess the people who assembled it forgot to place it on. It seems like a very slim chance though.
    If there is no CoA, then contact Dell to have it shipped to you within a few days. If this time limit you give them has expired, contact Microsoft's piracy department
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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 michael_recycled View Post
    If there is no CoA, then contact Dell to have it shipped to you within a few days. If this time limit you give them has expired, contact Microsoft's piracy department
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    Thanks Michael

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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
    Have you looked under the battery?
    yeah thanks, mine is under the battery

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

    I made an ISO image and put it on a bootable flash drive. way more convenient and prefarable. Wasn't difficult to do either when following the instructions provided in that link.
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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    Just to let you know, this also affects Business systems as well. just found out today.
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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

    To be clear though, was the disk you received a disk that only contained the OS, or was it just a image?

    Thanks again,
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    yup!! fortunately mine was a OS only disk. I hate getting image disks... everytime you format, everything you removed is right back eating away your precious gigs..


    And sorry for the delay in posting...was away

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

    This really isn't a big deal.

    You can download the Windows 7 ISOs all over the internet and then just use your CD key.
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    Default Re: !!!Dell no longer providing OS disks and Resource CD's for consumer Win 7 systems!!!

    Well I guess I was wrong. While configuring a Latitude system it said computer will not ship with media and that it will cost $3 for the OS media. Although they are charging, at least it isn't too much.

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

    i dont know about the crappy consumer ones but the business units i've been ordering come with em...

    and you can still pay the extra 3$ to have the studios come with them

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

    Disappointed. This is why I liked Dell over the years.

    Oh well. One solution: Make sure you have a DVD burner and blank DVD media disc or two. Burn a legal copy of Win7 (check other forum threads for instructions), obtain your OEM registration key using key-grabbing software, and copy all your drivers onto an external.

    EDIT: Forgot that there's a couple more steps. More instructions here. Pretty sure it works for Win7.

 

 
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