Quote: Originally Posted by Antman
Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1
I like the actual install disc as well. But I guess that since we are only paying around 1/2 the actual price of an OEM license for Windows...the OEM can decide to not provide it to you.
What the OEM is actually doing is trying to lock in a customer to OEM provided maintenance. I loathe the practice.
+1 Antman, it's downright disgusting and should be illegal.
It's hard to believe when you purchase a new computer you are somehow inadertently paying them to install malware on your new Operating system.
I guess those OEM computer hotlines make it all worth while for some people.
Of course the reason they don't provide you with an Op system CD is so you can only reinstall the Op system from the mirror copy on your harddrive which is...once again...full of malware.
These types of things made me decide long ago, to build my own computers and purchase my own malware free operating systems, life is so much easer now.