I'm being a little paranoid here, but want Windows 7 without any trace (or vestige) of Vista.
I'm planning on buying a new computer (after Oct 22) and will probably get Dell desktop for 3 reasons: 1. good price; 2. have an 8 yo Dimension 4300 which has had NO hardware problems; and 3. Dell CPU's make it very easy to add hardware/modify (to my current PC I've added an HDD, a 3 1/2 drive, a DVD reader, and USB2 access).
Is there any way for me to know (or insure) that Dell doesn't pre-load my new machine with Vista and then apply the Win 7 upgrade.?