Originally posted here by Aspman
Even that is going a bit far for most people who are buying from Dell.
I suppose you could say rtfm but it's never going to happen is it.

The move away from supplying a restore CD with the full OS on it would put me off buying from Dell and I was thinking about one for a cheap second PC.

The funny thing, this is Dell moving /back/ to not giving out a restore disk. Back in 97/98ish they were using something called zz.bat to pull up a ghost image that was on a hidden partition of the drive. They did not give out restore disks then.

I find it interesting that they are going back to that, I wonder why that move is happening.