Re: Vista OEM but no cd
"Emory Tech" <EmoryTech@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote
> So you are saying that it is not a customers right to want a clean install
> without all the OEM bloat? I dont think this is discussed any where in the
> EULA. I dont think that any Oem even lists that as a policy or even in
> print on a contract. I think the whole thing with Oems doing this is
> alot of non-computer savy users dont know they can get the real cds or at
> least a copy of the upon request. If what you are saying is true then why
> it that most OEMs will not sell a machine without an OS on it? I know the
> companies dont do it. It is very rare if you find a small oem that will do
> this as well.
If the vendor doesn't offer what you want then shop elsewhere. The computer
OEM has an obligation to provide some means to restore the system. That can
be one of three ways:
1. Installation CD/DVD
2. Recovery CD/DVD
3. Hidden partition on the hard drive with an image of the system as
received from the factory.
Each vendor decides which choice to offer, and whether to also offer for
sale either at the time of purchase or after, the installation or recovery
media. If they choose not to, then your only option is use a different
vendor. You can demand, but if they fulfilled their obligation with, say #3
above, then they don't have to provide the media.
Your right lies in deciding from whom to buy.
Rock [MVP - User/Shell]