The shipped machine will have a restore feature and no clean install option. If you want that, budget for a retail version of Windows for the clean install.
But I wonder why folk do that. It took me about 15 minutes to clean off what I didn't want and save hundreds over a clean install.
If you want a clean install, will you pay for that?
My Wife's laptop just died. She is a Windows user who needs the Win OS for her work (VPN and such). I'm a Mac user, so I don't have problems like these.
The laptop I was thinking of getting her is the Gateway NV7915u.
It looks like a nice machine for the price.
1) Does anyone know if Gateway is going to ship this thing loaded with all sorts of performance-robbing crap on it, or will it only have the OS?
2) If it does ship with all the extra crap, foes it come with an OS disk that will allow me to re-install a clean OS before she starts using it?
3) How is Gateway as a company? I've seen good things said about Dell and Lenovo, but they don;t have a deal like this.
Thank you in advance,