Dell Laptop Without OS

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  1. volvo

    volvo New Member

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    I want to buy a Dell Inspiron laptop with i3 processor 3gb ram...but i dont want the Windows 7 OS....How can i get a dell laptop without the OS and Mcafee....I could not do it online...I belong to bhubaneswar and here there is no Dell Exclusive store either..

    The Resellers are selling Inspiron laptops with DOS and i3 processor with 3gb ram for 37k, which i find kinda costly...Please suggest
     
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    DOS is the bare minimum that you will get on the laptop. After that you can install Ubuntu Linux
     
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    I think what he means is... how can he buy a laptop online (or from DELL directly) and not the reseller without OS (or with dos/linux).
     
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    You'll just have to contact Dell support I think. Give them a call and find out...
     
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    You can get Dell Inspiron 15R Laptop with DOS at around 35K from AnythinginIT.com with the following configuration:
    Processor: i3-350M,
    Display: 15.6" WLED,
    RAM: 3GB,
    HDD: 320GB,
    Optical Drive: DVD RW,
    Graphics Card: Integrated,
    LAN: Yes,
    WiFi: Yes,
    In-built Webcam: Yes,
    Bluetooth: Yes,
    Operating system installed: DOS
     
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    volvo

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    yeah thats waht i want to know...i want to buy from dell's website only but i dont want Win 7 and Antivirus..

    If I get DOS only..Can i install any OS without any issues?
     
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    Yes you can
     
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    desiibond Bond, Desi Bond!

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    See if you can pick Dell Vostro.
     
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    volvo

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    Cant see a customization option without win 7 in dell's website
     
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    Thats why I told you, call up the customer care number of Dell and speak with them directly. I am sure they will help you out.
     
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    ^^ im sure they'll talk to you.. not sure abt helping though !! :D
     
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    customization of OS is not possible at dell's website
    No shipment to Orissa

    I was given a Dealer's number and number to get the laptop...

    New query..please let me know

    Can i install any OS If I Go go for only DOS Installed Dell laptop without any problem?
     
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    yes (i hope u r not going to try installing android or simbian OS on ur laptop !! lol..)

    jokes apart.. dell recommends Windows 7 (just like any other hardware manufacturer) .. and most of the hardware works major linux distros (at times with minor tweaking).

    if u only wish to use indows. u can buy a DOS based dell laptop blindly...
     
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    volvo

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    Yeah..i wanna install just Windows Xp or Win 7..No linux....lol

    Hey amogh.....do u use yahoo messenger?

    I wanna talk to u buddy...buzzing u with there...
     
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    Plz check the attached image.. i feel tht explains it !:wink:
     

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