Please Help with Dell Precision 730 Need Windows XP Pro 64bit OS Will buy from anyone

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Alex, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Alex

    Alex Guest


    I have dell precision 730 workstation,... and I have major problems
    with it. I bought it for about $1800, and it came without any OS or
    any CDs. I've been trying to get help from Dell Support, but they
    refused. They told me that this system could only run on Win XP 64bit.
    I don't know if you have it, but I really need to get OS. If some one
    do have win xp 64bit, i would gladly buy it from you, if you could
    just burn the cd. I also tryed win 2003 64bit, but the workstation's
    bios needs to be updated. I tryed that, but the dell worker told me
    that it wouldn't help, because this workstation was designed for win
    xp 64bit beta version only.

    Please reply,
    Alex, Jan 16, 2004
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  2. Windows XP for Itanium (64-bit) is available at retail. It isn't exactly
    inexpensive ($400), but it is available.
    It is illegal to copy any version of Windows - and since you'll need to
    activate it, you'll have to purchase it.

    A bigger issue -- what do you plan to run on it? Garden variety software
    won't run well (or at all, in many cases) on Itanium, so you're going to be
    faced with buying Itanium software as well as the operating system - and
    living with a slow execution.

    Unless you have a use for this system, I'd return it - you'll get better
    performance out of a $500 Dimension 4600 with most software than you will
    running it on an Itanium.
    Edward J. Neth, Jan 16, 2004
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  3. Alex

    Gus Guest

    Have you tried Microsoft?
    Gus, Jan 17, 2004
  4. Alex

    Alex Guest

    Can you tell me where can I buy the xp 64bit OS?...

    Alex, Jan 17, 2004
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    WSZsr Guest

    WSZsr, Jan 17, 2004
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    WSZsr Guest

  7. Alex

    Alex Guest

    Ok, but the Microsoft offers this windows with HP workstatino only.
    They also offer this OS to manufacturers.

    Alex, Jan 17, 2004
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    Tom Scales Guest

    I'm still confused. How did you get one without the OS? It's usually
    bundled. Even if it is not, why won't Dell sell it to you?

    Tom Scales, Jan 18, 2004
  9. Alex

    Alex Guest

    I don't know, but they told me that it's not for sale to public yet.
    I have warranty on the system, but they still wont sell it.

    Alex, Jan 20, 2004
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