FYI\n\nJust received a Dell 600m and did not get a Windows XP disk. Sooooooooo\nI called support and was told this is Dells new policy, the operating system\nis\non a hidden partition on the hard drive. Well after a smooth discussion with\nthe rep he agreed to send me one. I explained what happens if my Hard drive\ncrashes\nafter my warranty has expired. He said, I would have to purchase a new hard\ndrive from\nDell and it would come with XP on the hidden partition. Yea I could see me\nmaking that\nargument 3 years down the road, well you rep told me...........sorry sir he\nwas wrong and you must\npurchase not only a new drive but another copy of XP. Well just call me\nparanoid but it all ended well as I will get my disk. It only took 30\nminutes to resolve the issue. BTW it could also\nhave been me saying that it was unacceptable and I will send this machine\nback tomorrow.\nThe moral to this story is, if you don't ask they don't offer.\n\nI hope this may help someone in the future.