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Postby Haarewin » Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:40 pm

will it come with a disc for the operating system so i can install additional components, such as the microsoft IME? doh:
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Postby Xest » Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:50 pm

Most laptop manufacturers supplied a modified Windows CD that has the drivers for the laptop built into it. Others just ship a standard Windows CD, some ship a standard one with their logo on the disc and finally, some provide a non-standard proprietary system for restoring your OS.

So the answer is, depends on the manufacturer, and even then it depends on the model, the revision and so forth - companies change their way of doing it all the time.
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Postby Lieva » Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:28 pm

Odd, I was looking at laptops today at pcworld.
They've stopped selling Apple..

Make sure you get the full windows software and not some stupid reformat disk. Those things suck :(
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Postby <ankh> » Sun Apr 15, 2007 9:51 pm

Lieva wrote:Odd, I was looking at laptops today at pcworld.
They've stopped selling Apple..


Perhaps their just trying to make their name fit them better?

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Postby Satyn » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:04 pm

mine came with a windows cd
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Postby Lieva » Sun Apr 15, 2007 10:04 pm

<ankh> wrote:Perhaps their just trying to make their name fit them better?

/Ankh



huh??
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Postby Ovi » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:04 am

Lieva wrote:huh??


He means PCWorld should sell PCs.

Although in my eyes Apple's are PCs, it's just that most people abbreviate "MS Windows PC" to PC.
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Postby Haarewin » Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:39 am

so the answer is 'maybe'.
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Postby Lieva » Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:47 am

Ovi wrote:He means PCWorld should sell PCs.

Although in my eyes Apple's are PCs, it's just that most people abbreviate "MS Windows PC" to PC.


ah
i thought pc ment personal computer not software ^^
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Postby Satyn » Mon Apr 16, 2007 6:12 pm

Lieva wrote:ah
i thought pc ment personal computer not software ^^


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