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

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  1. 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
     
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    Thanks Michael
     
  3. capeta

    capeta Notebook Enthusiast

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

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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.
     
  5. booboo12

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

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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:
     
  7. FusionZ06

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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.
     
  8. compsavy

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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.
     
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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
     
  10. zeth006

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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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