Thanks for the suggestions. I still have time to mull over each one of them.
Re-install - how do I do it? The lappy will not come with any discs. As suggested by DELL, I shall be creating a System Recovery Media on a 8GB pendrive using Dell DataSafe Local Backup. ( I already bought one at Brand Mart yesterday
. I have no external optical drive or any other supporting peripheral here and to that extent I shall be handicapped.)
Perhaps a reinstall has to wait till I get back to India in July - and by that time I will be able to decide whether a reinstall will make me happy -, though I will still be interested on the how-to. If activation is required how do I do it since this will be an OEM activation.
Hmmmm......... as far as a prebuilt system is concerned I am a noob. So may be I have to be taught like a child.