Quote: Originally Posted by masticator
The reason they don't provide an installer DVD, is because a lot of software comes together with the laptop, as a means of publicity to you. If you reinstall from a DVD, this software/publicity is lost.
That's not true. A restore disc does just that.....restores your computer to the state it was when it was purchased, crapware included. A computer will either come with these discs or offer a utility to burn your own set, which is always a good idea.
The reason they don't include a plain vanilla Windows disc anymore is because Microsoft charges them more for that ability.