Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th Jul 2009 12:51 UTC
Microsoft I'm sure most of you are aware of the advertisements going back and forth between Apple and Microsoft. Apple started out with the "I'm a Mac, I'm a PC" campiagn, and Microsoft responded - after a long wait - with the "Laptop Hunters" ads. Recently, Apple made some price cuts, and according to Microsoft, the Cupertino company's lawyers contacted Microsoft, demanding they take down the ads.
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RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai
by TemporalBeing on Fri 17th Jul 2009 20:24 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by kaiwai"
TemporalBeing
Member since:
2007-08-22

"the fact you don't get a proper restoration CD which allows you to pick and choose what to restore
A restore CD is ment to take the computer back to factor settings. most users are too uneducated about computers to pick and choose what they want. Those who do know wipe out the factory install immediately with their own copy of windows anyways. That OEM code works perfectly fine with retail or upgrade disks "

Except a lot of manufacturers are no longer providing a CD or DVD, and instead putting the whole thing on the hard drive. If your hard drive crashes beyond recovery, you're out the whole factory settings.

Of course, Best Buy's GeekSqad and all the other sellers are happy to charge you $20-$50 to burn the CD/DVD for you; or you can order it from Dell/HP/etc for $17 or so when you buy the system directly from them.

Still - it ought to come with the system.

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RE[3]: Comment by kaiwai
by anduril on Fri 17th Jul 2009 22:56 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kaiwai"
anduril Member since:
2005-11-11

And the OEMs that dont provide it make it pretty easy to burn it yourself. Your just out of the cost of 2-4 DVDs. Should it be provided? Yes, but the option is still there and the HD recovery portion is a hell of alot faster if you need it to recovery the OS

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