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

Discussion in 'Dell' started by booboo12, May 2, 2010.

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  1. MoInSTL

    MoInSTL Notebook Consultant

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    Uh oh. replacement just arrived & no OS disk. Have a call in. My i3 from the Outlet came with one. NEW i5 does not. :(
     
  2. booboo12

    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    look's like you'll need to burn the disks then. :(
     
  3. Matt is Pro

    Matt is Pro I'm a PC, so?

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    This is very unfortunate. Now I just hope Dell doesn't start adding all kinds of bloatware, like Lenovo or HP.
     
  4. MoInSTL

    MoInSTL Notebook Consultant

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    Used & able to keep OS disk that was included with refurbished laptop. Clean install went great. :)
     
  5. SirRogers

    SirRogers Notebook Consultant

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    I just want to give people a heads up, Dell no longer even provides the Windows 7 license keys on the bottom of the notebook either. It was no where to be found on two of my Studio notebooks. Along with the missing OS cd.

    Completely, utterely, BS if you ask me. Something I paid for but Dell gets to control how I use it.
     
  6. booboo12

    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    Have you looked under the battery? Inside the expansion door on the bottom? This information is required to be somewhere on the notebook IIRC.
     
  7. capeta

    capeta Notebook Enthusiast

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    Yeah me too.
    I received my Dell Studio 15 two days ago.
     
  8. awnewbie

    awnewbie Newbie

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    The only problem with the lack of a win 7 disk is that you cannot delete the partition Dell uses to store the software.

    I usually delete all partitions and do a fresh install with the CD.
     
  9. ernstig01

    ernstig01 Notebook Evangelist

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    I always do the same.
    I buy a laptop from Dell and also a Windows license. So I want to control my laptop and the OS myself without someone tells me how and what to do.:mad:
     
  10. SirRogers

    SirRogers Notebook Consultant

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    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.
     
  11. michael_recycled

    michael_recycled Notebook Deity

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    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:D
    Protect Yourself from Piracy

    Michael
     
  12. SirRogers

    SirRogers Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks Michael
     
  13. capeta

    capeta Notebook Enthusiast

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    yeah thanks, mine is under the battery :)
     
  14. ygohome

    ygohome Notebook Evangelist

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    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.
     
  15. booboo12

    booboo12 Notebook Prophet

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    Just to let you know, this also affects Business systems as well. :( just found out today.
     
  16. leopardhunter7

    leopardhunter7 Notebook Consultant

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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..:mad: :mad:


    And sorry for the delay in posting...was away:eek:
     
  17. FusionZ06

    FusionZ06 Notebook Consultant

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    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.
     
  18. compsavy

    compsavy Notebook Deity

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    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.
     
  19. starshooter10

    starshooter10 Notebook Guru

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    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
     
  20. zeth006

    zeth006 Average Joe

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    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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