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Should I pay extra money for HDD partitioning ?

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sam9999

Broken In
I m planning to buy Dell Inspiron 1525:
Vista and 160Gb HDD.
Dell is asking for 516 Rs for partitioning. Should I go for it ???
 

kalpik

In Pursuit of "Happyness"
WHY?! You can partition yourself! Why even pay 10 bucks to someone to do it?
 

gopz

In the zone
If you get it with Vista, you can partition it yourself, in less than a minute. It is daylight robbery to charge Rs.516 just to partition a drive!
 

ray|raven

Think Zen.
Lemme put this as politely as I can,

No one in their right mind would pay for partitioning.

Just get the darn thing shipped and DYI,
Or ask a friend who's more , say , technically inclined to do it , if you cant.
 
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sam9999

Broken In
thanks alot !!! But y the hell Dell people are charging 516 Rs just for partitioning ......TOO BAD !!. BTW I m getting Dell Inspiron 1525 for ::
41000 Rs :)
2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo
3 GB RAM
160 Gb HDD
Dell Wireless Bluetooth Headset
Dell Nylon Backpack
1 yr warranty
15.4” widescreen(1280x800) with truelife
Alpine White....
Is it a good deal ??
 

alsiladka

Noobie Pro
How much is the backpack for? If it is anything more than 1K do not buy the dell one. If you dont mind the brand.. you can get good quality backpacks for about 1K.
 

dOm1naTOr

Wise Old Owl
If we didnt pay extra for partitioning, then how come the lappy come with an OS[that we payed already]?
How will they be able to **** the OS if we didnt choose to partition?


And will we get any backup of OS on disc/installation disc?
How will we be able to reinstall the OS?

ANd can we install XP on a dell XPS which comes with Vista without voiding the warranty?
I was about to get the XPS 1530, but was confused with the above doubts.
 

gopz

In the zone
If we didnt pay extra for partitioning, then how come the lappy come with an OS[that we payed already]?
How will they be able to **** the OS if we didnt choose to partition?


And will we get any backup of OS on disc/installation disc?
How will we be able to reinstall the OS?

ANd can we install XP on a dell XPS which comes with Vista without voiding the warranty?
I was about to get the XPS 1530, but was confused with the above doubts.

It comes with a default partition with 100% of space allocated

Yes, Dell provides the OS disks and the driver disk (for Vista)

You can install Win XP and download all the drivers from the Dell website. It does not void warranty

Suggestion - opt for Vista Business when ordering. You will have the option to downgrade to XP Pro licenced version for free and you can switch back to Vista Business if you want, at any time. It means you have a choice between two OSes but you are paying just for one.
 

dOm1naTOr

Wise Old Owl
So we will have to resize the partition w/o losing the data. I think Partition Magic 8 will do the job. But why cant they just set primary partition at 30~40 GB nd leave remaining unpartitioned. ?
 

narangz

Web developer
^^ Why need partition magic? You can do that without any 3rd party app in vista. refer to my post above for that.
 

hansraj

In the zone
@narangz
when u say "Dell itself charges that for partitioning" i am sure it isnt a rule made by Michael Dell. So its definitely some idiot sitting here in some of the rented office who has told his subordinates to take a beautiful printout of the schemes available and the fancy rates for the so called "partitioning Rs 516.00".
This is totally insane and if ur not a fan of this dell brand i suggest chuck it and speak it on there face that u r going for some other better trustworthy brand.
AAj kal waise bhi 1980 wala jamana nahin hai ki sirf Philips hee achha brand hai.... Uske allawa kya loon.
 

narangz

Web developer
^^Dude checkout Dell's website for paritioning charges.
Do you really think some other brand is better than Dell?
 

iMav

The Devil's Advocate
thanks alot !!! But y the hell Dell people are charging 516 Rs just for partitioning ......TOO BAD !!. BTW I m getting Dell Inspiron 1525 for ::
41000 Rs :)
2.0 Ghz Core 2 Duo
3 GB RAM
160 Gb HDD
Dell Wireless Bluetooth Headset
Dell Nylon Backpack
1 yr warranty
15.4” widescreen(1280x800) with truelife
Alpine White....
Is it a good deal ??

pay it ;) its too much of a hassle to partition an OEM machine ;)
 
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