shouldn't we get the winxp cd
Posted 13 November 2005 - 08:22 AM
Posted 13 November 2005 - 08:35 AM
Nope, that is common practise.. The company buys a single cd and a Volume License from Microsoft.. They install the OS using one of the licenses purchased from Microsoft and away they go..
Most will have a hidden partition that the buy can use to make their own Recovery/Restore cd but you will have to check with the retailer for that info..
Posted 13 November 2005 - 08:39 AM
It's not the store keeping the cd, it's the manufacturer not supplying one with the machine. HP lost a class action suit over this very issue...they are now required to supply one to anyone who asks (at a nominal fee, of course. Last I heard they were charging a little over $20).
We see this situation almost daily here at G2G and it is, indeed, a troubleing situation...both for the user and the person helping to fix the problem. This is a very good argument for supporting a local computer shop rather than buying an OEM machine. There are many advantages to having a nonproprietory machine!
Posted 13 November 2005 - 08:44 AM
So what if their HD ~does~ crash and they need to re-install winxp? Or what if they want to upgrade their HD or computer? How do they re-load xp?
Posted 13 November 2005 - 08:48 AM
BTW.. You aren't paying for a cd when you buy these systems, just a legal install of your operating system with a legal license (which you are getting)..
Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:28 PM
Thanks for letting me butt into someone else's topic.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 12:45 PM
When you go to purchase your new computer, check with some of the local computer shops. Ask around a bit about which shop provides good machines with good support. Having a retail version operating system on the machine and the disk that goes with it is a definite advantage should things go awry.
Posted 14 November 2005 - 01:28 PM
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