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Windows 7: Ordered Dell is this OK

1 Week Ago   #11
Warrior

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)bit build 7601
 
 

OK guys I think have been had!
Maybe my fault as I checked the slots for number and kind of BSB's and that there was a DVD - but never noticed that DVD is optional. When I went to E Bay to see if I was completely nuts - and went to History of purchases - it said that the computer details had been updated by the seller after purchase. I wonder if today. Dell is the seller. On the back of the computer it shows the BSB slots and DVD draw as no 5 - what I didn't notice was it saying it was optional. I would have asked how much etc. But it is there now anyway so may have missed it - will they use that to refuse to refund is what I am now wondering.
The man in Malaysia told me that these DVD's haven't been in use for a long time but as I told him -I didn't know as haven't bought a new computer for years. And that I hadn't bought anything like a printer which came with disc etc and hadn't heard of a new way of putting stuff re printers etc on a computer.
Being on age pension I cant afford to lose so much money. Glad I hadn't got too far too in putting stuff on. But still I cant help feeling this is not good.


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1 Week Ago   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Have I got this right:

You thought an internal optical drive would be included but it isn't


If you are ok with the rest of it, why is that a problem - optical drives are very cheap. Not sure if a specific size is required for that machine, however the regular drives that fit a 5.25 in bay are about £12-£15.

ASUS DRW-24D5MT Internal DVD Super Multi DL Black CD+/-RW, DVD+/-RW, DVD DL, 4-24 x, 145 ms DVD: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
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1 Week Ago   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 1909 - 18363.657 XP/Vista/Win7/Win8.1 in VM for testing
 
 

They are becoming less used since the increase in average size of software install packages. My latest case does not even have any externally accessible slots.
My case has a couple of USB sockets at the front and more at the back plus I've fitted a PCI USB Card with 5 sockets

I rarely find that I have a need for DVD or CD access except, for ripping older installers.

and if I do I picked up a dual layer USB3 blue ray writer for around £60 that will cover my needs for clients who still rely on the technology
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1 Week Ago   #14
GoldenDog

Windows 7 Home 32 bit
 
 

If you are using a mouse from the 2000's then it might be time to get a new one! and these days companies stuff gets crappier and crappier as they try to squeeze the most money out of you by making junk so that when that junk expires you buy new junk.
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1 Week Ago   #15
Warrior

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64)bit build 7601
 
 

Yes - but having gone and taken off all info of mine - guess what - the computer came up with it had found Epson Printer!
Now if only the bloke in Malaysia spoke English as a first language this would never have had to occur. Because I told all of them on way and was put through to "engineer" who could solve my problem which was how to open the DVD etc.

Thanks for replies. my mouse is MS 3000 and so is keyboard. Hope that means OK - let me know if not.
And Barman I will buy that gadget so I have more USB's, only got 2 blue ones on front and 4 black ones at back. And I use one for mouse activate and one for ext. HD

And I did think it would have a DVD player in the slot - ha ha shows how old fashioned I am eh!

Now I am once again starting out but have started from Thunderbird this time and then Google as Edge was here and used it - seems OK so will keep it as backup. Google probably spies as much as Edge anyway...……….

BTW breaking news 40 more got the virus on that ship - so guys don't forget to take Vitamin C daily. Better safe than sorry.
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