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    computer store

    Does anyone know of a computer store (online or actual store) where you can get the discount of not having to pay for Windows? (like the HDD is already formatted?)

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    Re: computer store

    Formatting an HDD is tricky for some people. Without zeroing out a drive a few times, simply formatting it will still have personal data. Because this is well known, most people don't donate used HDDs.
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    Re: computer store

    No. they generally do not exist.
    The above post definitely does not contain any sarcasm at all.

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    Re: computer store

    Is System76 still around? I know their computers featured Ubuntu... although, they still weren't exactly "cheap"...

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    Re: computer store

    From my experience, a computer without Windows on it costs more.

    A long time ago, the O/S was an option on most computers. You could order them with NONE and save money if you were upgrading.
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    Re: computer store

    Quote Originally Posted by McRat View Post
    From my experience, a computer without Windows on it costs more.

    A long time ago, the O/S was an option on most computers. You could order them with NONE and save money if you were upgrading.
    How long ago is that? 10, 20 years?
    The above post definitely does not contain any sarcasm at all.

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    Re: computer store

    Well, I guess I'll just pay the fee. Thanks for the replies!

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    Re: computer store

    I think you're looking for something called bareback computers, they are around. I think tigerdirect.com sells them. They're usually a lot cheaper.

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    Re: computer store

    Quote Originally Posted by Legendary_Bibo View Post
    I think you're looking for something called bareback computers, they are around. I think tigerdirect.com sells them. They're usually a lot cheaper.
    Barebone. Bareback yields no results.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dragos240 View Post
    Barebone.
    Indeed. A barebones system lacks a lot more than the OS, too. It's basically a case, power supply and mobo.

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