Reinstalling operating systems and drivers with new Dell PC's

Discussion in 'Dell' started by History Fan, Oct 6, 2007.

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    History Fan Guest

    I was browsing thru the Dell website, looking at their new home PC's. I
    went thru the customize selection, picking and choosing my way thru the
    options. Actually, I have no intension of buying a new computer. I was
    just curious to see what is currently available from Dell and how much they
    cost.

    One thing I didn't see was the option to include an operating system CD
    (or DVD) so that you can format the hard drive. Plus a CD (or DVD) that
    contains all the drivers. Does Dell still make that available when you buy
    a new PC? That is very important to me.

    When I get a new computer, one of the first things I do is format the
    hard drive to remove all the 'crapware.' Doing this really improves the
    performance of your machine. My 15 month old E510 had a ton of junk
    preinstalled that slowed down the computer considerably, as well as
    generating error messages and system crashes.
     
    History Fan, Oct 6, 2007
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    Tom Scales Guest


    They're standard now. Clearly the $10 fee resulted in way too many
    support requested from people that didn't buy them.
     
    Tom Scales, Oct 6, 2007
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    Bob Levine Guest

    Another case of "going broke saving money."

    Bob
     
    Bob Levine, Oct 6, 2007
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    Tony Harding Guest

    And you get a drivers CD as well.
     
    Tony Harding, Oct 7, 2007
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