by dbmalya - 1/25/12 8:03 AM
In Reply to: And about storage space. by Kees_B
Thanks for the help.
Called up HP, the tech support rep told me I'd be charged if i want a DVD, along with the extra shipping. That's about a hundred dollars
Hey, what if I download an iso from the pirate bay and attempt installation using my serial number (instead of using the crack, I don't want to disable windows updates/ run an illegal copy of windows)? Would that be considered as software piracy? And more importantly, since you mentioned my OS to be a HP specific edition, will it work at all??
I have a 5 DVD ghost image which i created right after the purchase, I guess recovering from that would be my only option now. (which would unfortunately re-install all the HP bloat, and kill my linux installation)
And regarding storage space, the internal HDD on this computer is a 7200/320GB toshiba SATA II, wish I could afford a TB and SATA III,
But anyway, I find this concept of 'recovery partition' pretty lame, and I'da probably ended up deleting it even if i had a TB (just a matter of personal taste IMO, I've always assembled my computers myself, installed the OS from the DVD, and downloaded the drivers from the the internet. This is a laptop, and if I could assemble laptops, I'da never purchased a pre-assembled device :p)
The recovery partition was about 20 GB, and I'm running openSUSE from that partition now, this is a better utilization of the storage space IMO
Thanks again, expecting a reply
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