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I thought dell didnt ship OS cds/dvds anymore?

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by hayden58, Mar 5, 2007.

  1. hayden58

    hayden58 Regular member

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    FIRST OFF HERE IS MY DISCLAIMER, I HAVE XP AND DONT WANT VISTA. SO THIS IS NOT AN ATTEMPT AT PIRACY....

    BUT I WAS LOOKING AT THE NEW COMPUTER MY MOM JUST BOUGHT AND AND SAW THAT IT CAME WITH A " OPERATING SYSTEM REINSTALLATION DVD, WINDOWS VISTA HOME PREMIUM 32BIT" IT SAYS ALL THE NORMAL STUFF LIKE, FOR DISTRIBUTION WITH A NEW DELL PC, ETC ETC. BUT IS THIS A ENTIRE COPY ON DVD OR JUST SOME SORT OF PART FOR FIXING FIXING IF THERE IS A PROBLEM? I WAS JUST UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT DELL DIDNT SEND OPERATING SYSTEM CD'S ANYMORE. AGAIN I DONT WISH TO PIRATE THIS, BECAUSE I HEAR NIGHTMARES ABOUT VISTA ANYWAY, I WAS JUST CURIOUS MORE THAN ANYTHING. and i know that she didnt pay extra to get the OS dvd.



    oh man, really sorry about the caps i didnt realize until i typed the WHOLE paragraph.
     
  2. elokito

    elokito Regular member

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    its a dvd that has the os so u could do a clean install with it
     
  3. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    As long as we're more careful in the future ;)
     
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  4. hayden58

    hayden58 Regular member

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    THANKS NEPHILIM YOUR THE BEST!!!!!!


    i mean thanks nephilim your the best.


    so in theory it could be installed on a different computer? (with the product key) not that i want to be stuck with vista, and my computer doesn't have the requirements.
     
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    elokito Regular member

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    yes u could also leave the key in blank and get a 30 day trial
     
  6. bobino

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    I find that hard to believe that you typed a whole paragraph and didn't realize it was in caps, but you can copy ur paragraph to word, highlight the text, and push shift+f3 a few times and it will make everything lowercased!!
     
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    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    Everything's fine now so let's move on.................
     
  8. hayden58

    hayden58 Regular member

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    1. i look at the keys when i type.. (bad habit)
    2. i didnt realize you can do that with Word
    3. Nephilim is awesome!
     
  9. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    I do too............

    I didn't either - learn something new everyday.

    Shhhhh. Don't tell anyone.
     
  10. donewell

    donewell Regular member

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    Don't understand what all the crap is about !! but i like it in caps, much easier to read! Everyone just jumps on the band wagon, they read what someone says and they think this is the way. Anyway just my opinion!!ROFLMAO
     
  11. Nephilim

    Nephilim Moderator Staff Member

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    That may be so but we have forum rule #9 that goes something like this,

    Back on topic folks, this one has wandered too much already.
     
  12. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    everyone sing along!

    "neph neph neph, he's a sexy beast and a great man indeed, without him playing janitor in the forums we'd certainly be in need!"

    0.o


    i had thought the discs they shipped out were like those of the past, in that they only worked with that specific model of machine (through some evil software sorcery). never thought they would actually ship clean copies of an OS...but then again, with vista, how clean can you be?


    *edit*
    the grammar fairy came to me and smacked me on the nose.
     
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  13. paiger651

    paiger651 Regular member

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    The Dell XP disc were keyed to the Dell Bio's they would install on another Dell computer.Not sure if the Dell Vista disc are like that.
     
  14. hayden58

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    i have a feeling you guys may be right, it will probably only work on other dell machines....hmm...wait i have a dell machine too.....heheheh. again i DONT want Vista, but i learn something new today.
     

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