Check to see if this Dell can create the restore DVDs or DON'T BUY!
I read where you want some control over the OS. However you are not buying a full Vista so you can't use the reduced OEM License and the full retail Vista DVD. I've seen people write what you have and they end up bitter and mad.
This sounds very expensive. Are you sure you want to do this?
I'm gonna buy a new dell laptop without reinstallation disc.
I need a way to create a vista installation disc legally so that i don't need to use the one click back up thing. It will destroy my partitions.
And by the way, what is the file system on vista? What file sys should i select on Gparted