My god.... that's sounds quite unlikely... but then again when I was buying the father's last PC from Dell, I made sure to request 'specifically' the restore cd's because I heard hp had been farting around with requiring a request for the restore cd before sending it out.
I would postulate that it is in fact illegal to deny you the right to a restore cd upon request if you 'haven't' already been shipped one. If not lets make a pressure group... In Gateway it was always your tough if you lost the restore cd's that were sent to you, but you always were sent those cd's, yes the entire OEM versions of windowz was obvious M$ paranoia, frankly I'm a little insulted that m$ would think I would waste my time trying to warez their bloatware os, but I suppose it floats their bloat, haw haw.
I can't believe that you have to buy restore cd's these days.... so what happens when a Dell or [other OEM] tech formats your hard disk because you can't get on the internet? €200 worth of XP cd? That can't be legal.
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