Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.



Windows 7: Angry

27 Sep 2011   #1

Windows 7 Proffesional 64bit
 
 
Angry

I am so angry at Dell and Windows that it has taken me an hour to stop saying F%$#. I purchased a new Dell XPS 9100 with windows 7 only to find that they don't ship the operating system disks with the computer. I have installed a new SSD drive to use as the boot drive and wanted a clean install of Windows 7 without all of the junk Dell installs. But when I tried to get disks from Dell.....well they don't do that because they are after market. So I call Windows......nope, can't help you! You bought it from Dell and we don't support it. "But wait, I bought it with Windows 7, I own it, can't I just pay and get the disks...like an upgrade...I'll pay" Nope! You will need to buy Windows 7 again. So I've been screwed by both companies. It makes me sick. This is not how you treat customers. I now am pledging to cross over to Apple! When I bought my daughter an Apple computer it came with.....can you believe...the operating system on disks! If I wrong and Windows doesn't F^$&%^ it customers, prove it to me and I will apologize. Until then Windows SUCKS

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 Sep 2011   #2

Windows 7 x64 (SP1)
 
 

Dell screwed you over, not Windows its just an operating system not a company or sentient being. But ranting to us...is pointless.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit 6.1 Build 7601 (SP1)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moleman1 View Post
I am so angry
You need a friend. A friend with a Windows 7 disk. That's all it takes--then you use your license that's on the PC's sticker.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


27 Sep 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to use Dell Recovery Partition,make Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

After you calm down. This is common practice for ALL OEMs. You get cheaper PCs this way - like it or not.

You can use the COA sticker code to legally activate a clean install of Windows 7. But you do need to get hold of general installation disks (32 bit or 64 bit depending on the system you bought).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The problems with OEM systems is not a new one, unfortunately, so much so that there are options to do what you want ....

If you can borrow a disk, from a friend, of the exact version of windows 7 that you have from dell, you can use the licence on the Dell system to activate and authorise a fresh install.

Note   Note
There are downloadable copies of windows 7 on the web that forum policy prevents me from pointing you to, but it is possible to obtain this (without using torrents and other providers of hacked bad copies)


An alternative is to use PC Decrapifier which is a free software to remove all the crap that dell supplied on your system

Download | The PC Decrapifier

Also have a look at EasUs disk copy which will allow you to clone the install onto the SSD, this software is also free for personal use ....

Free Hard Disk Copy/Clone Software for PC & Server Hard Drive. Disk clone, disk backup, disk image and partition copy freeware.

I understand your frustration but hope the above can ease your pain
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by moleman1 View Post
I am so angry at Dell and Windows that it has taken me an hour to stop saying F%$#. I purchased a new Dell XPS 9100 with windows 7 only to find that they don't ship the operating system disks with the computer. I have installed a new SSD drive to use as the boot drive and wanted a clean install of Windows 7 without all of the junk Dell installs. But when I tried to get disks from Dell.....well they don't do that because they are after market. So I call Windows......nope, can't help you! You bought it from Dell and we don't support it. "But wait, I bought it with Windows 7, I own it, can't I just pay and get the disks...like an upgrade...I'll pay" Nope! You will need to buy Windows 7 again. So I've been screwed by both companies. It makes me sick. This is not how you treat customers. I now am pledging to cross over to Apple! When I bought my daughter an Apple computer it came with.....can you believe...the operating system on disks! If I wrong and Windows doesn't F^$&%^ it customers, prove it to me and I will apologize. Until then Windows SUCKS
You obviously didn't check what you were buying. Had you done so, I'm sure Dell would have provided you with a Windows DVD if you'd asked..................and I'll guarantee you wouldn't have been charged over the odds for it.

To lambast Microsoft for something that isn't their fault is just a waste of energy.

Ranting at us is a complete waste of your time - and ours.

Apple may well provide you with an operating system on disc, but have you compared the price of an Apple Mac to a Dell? It makes for a very expensive operating system.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #8

windows 7 64 bit professional SP1
 
 

[QUOTE=Windows SUCKS[/QUOTE]

Most restore partitions allow you to create a set of Restore DVDs. HP does and I would assume Dell does too. You can then use the restore DVDs to install the system and software on another drive. This way, you have all your drivers and software that came with the computer. It does take a long time though to create the disks, usually an hour or two but you can leave the computer between disks and do something else. Once you have them, put them in a safe place and don't let them get scratched.
Hope this helps.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #9

windows 7
 
 

But, it was entertaining.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Sep 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Good Point, seavixen32.

Quote:
You obviously didn't check what you were buying. Had you done so, I'm sure Dell would have provided you with a Windows DVD if you'd asked..................and I'll guarantee you wouldn't have been charged over the odds for it.
Angry-new-dell.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Angry





Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Angry
Thread Forum
Angry Birds Halloween getups Chillout Room
Angry Birds Gaming
Angry Birds Gaming
Angry Birds for PC - surprising lag Gaming
Angry? I'm FURIOUS Gaming
Really getting me angry.. cant boot up. Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:32 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33