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Thread: fun with Vista

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    fun with Vista

    I just purchased a new HP 9000 laptop with vista premium.
    I still have Vista on it for two reasons.... I have to take the laptop back to the store to purchase an extended warranty (Ubuntu will void the inspection) and I'm working on burning the recovery discs in case I ever sell the the laptop.

    So while I'm waiting to dump Vista I ironically noticed that creating the HP recovery images and downloading Ubuntu takes the same time.

    The funny thing is that it will take like 7 times longer to burn the multiple windows CDs and only minutes to burn the one Ubuntu image...
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    Re: fun with Vista

    I feel your pain strongsad
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    Re: fun with Vista



    How many freakin' CD's does Vista take?
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    Re: fun with Vista

    The more you pay, the more you get????

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    Re: fun with Vista

    How many freakin' CD's does Vista take?
    I downloaded a pre-release and it was about 3 gigs.

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    Re: fun with Vista

    Quote Originally Posted by Tundro Walker View Post


    How many freakin' CD's does Vista take?
    One DVD. There are no CD editions as far as I know, which is fair enough.

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    Re: fun with Vista

    the recovery manger gives you an option..

    1 dual layer DVD.
    2 DVDs
    or 10 CDs......

    When I was doing my research for this purchase I looked into this recovery thing and the only thing I read was that it took 10 cds. Since I was given the option it took 2 DVDs (still more than twice as long as Ubuntu.)
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    Re: fun with Vista

    thats HP's recovery images though, not just vista, i think vista itself from MS was 6 cd's. if you bought vista and didn't have a DVD drive, you could give customer central teh part number and then can send out the CD's and just charge you the shipping fee of 10$ or so. i worked for vista support, so u know. i think it was 6 cd's, i could be a little off there

    but how does installing ubuntu void the warranty exactly?


    edit// nvm, you can discard my above post, i forgot i've been searching through old threads for something here when i posted

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