From: Gary Pigott (gary at domain garypigott.net)
Date: Tue 19 Jun 2001 - 13:31:01 IST
----- Original Message -----
From: "Brendan Halpin" <brendan.halpin at domain ul.ie>
To: <kenn at domain bluetree.ie>
Cc: <ilug at domain linux.ie>
Sent: Tuesday, June 19, 2001 1:25 PM
Subject: Re: [ILUG] networking a laptop
> Kenn Humborg <kenn at domain bluetree.ie> writes:
> > For the last year or so, OEMs have not been shipping
> > _install_ CDs for Windows. They are shipping _recovery_
> > CDs.
> Yes, that's the case.
Nope...that isn't the case. Microsoft require OEMs to lock the windows setup
program to a vendor ID string in the BIOS.
Most OEMs (including Dell) ship a locked OS install CD and a drivers CD.
You can install just the OS on a partition of your choosing and dual boot,
but you will not be able to install the OS in a vmware virtual PC, becaure
the vmware BIOS doesn't say "Dell".
Gary (OEM version of Windows 2000 and Mandrake 7 on a Dell i3800)
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