Some new machines allow you to make the restore CD when you get it. If you don't want to, then you order the CD.
Your choice. Some are wanting to save every dollar they can and this is the result. If you think this is wrong, then consider we are the culprits.
The 10 buck charge is a bargain. I'd take it.
Hi everyone. Had some questions that I hope can be answered by you computer savvy folks Just recently purchased a Dell XPS M140 laptop for my father. However, is it a relatively new thing for computers to not come with an operating CD anymore? this doesn't make sense to me! Now it's a system restore (by Symantec) option that comes with the laptop..and to be honest i don't get it. it restores everything up to a certain point, right? i primarily wanted the CD in order to get rid of all those third party programs (my dad needs the sheer minimum and everything else will just confuse him). do you guys/gals think the CD is better or the system restore option is better? i even called dell and they said i can't have a cd! (the nerve!)
now i'm looking to buy a dimension E310 (maybe) for myself and they let you have the re-installation CD for $10. what should I do? is the system restore basically the same thing and I shouldn't bother? any help would be great. thanks