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Topic # 31807 31-Mar-2009 12:24
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Just purchased a new laptop – first with Vista.  Upon unpacking I noticed that I didn't receive any software CD/DVD's in the box – not even for the 3rd party app's.  I rang the retailer and they inform that's how computers ship now.  Apparently if required you restore from a partition – is this for real??





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  Reply # 204402 31-Mar-2009 12:31
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Yup and has been for quite some time - seems to be the bigger the price you pay, the more chance of getting the recovery discs you have :)

Some either have a recovery partition which you access on bootup to restore the original software etc, or they give you the option of making recovery CDs when you log in for the first time.

Obviously the partition is useless if the whole drive fails......




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  Reply # 204409 31-Mar-2009 12:46
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One reason why I'm still a fan of Dell. One of the few that include disc's.




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Reply # 204411 31-Mar-2009 12:47
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Thanks, the last PC I bought I opted to go with XP even though Vista was on the loose - still came with media... (it was a Dell, this is a Toshiba)




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  Reply # 204566 31-Mar-2009 23:09
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Should be some recovery disk creating software in there somewhere. HP dont with their consumer stuff but do with their business stuff, have been for quite some time.

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  Reply # 204581 31-Mar-2009 23:44
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coffeebaron: One reason why I'm still a fan of Dell. One of the few that include disc's.


And the Dell's look quite snazzy... I've been eyeing up those XPS Studio 16's recently....
I love that they come with a backlit keyboard. So handy.

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