I just bought a new Compaq SR1720NX - and just like my last one three years ago, Compaq refuses to include the original operating system CD's. They want you to make (or purchase) recovery discs. There was one time with my old pc where I needed to re-install Windows and I didn't have it. Microsoft of course said to ensure I always get the CD's from the PC manufacturer.
My question - Do I really need the originals? Why do I feel cheated without the originals? Dell includes
the original Windows CD's.
Also - if there are any recommendations as to what I can disable in the new PC, please let me know
(example - do I really need the Compaq Connections Agent running?). Everything was pre-loaded.
Thanks in advance!