That great news to know
There may have been some changes done at Dell over the last couple of years that I didn't know about because some friends of mine had purchased Dells longer ago than that and ran into the problems I mentioned. I guess if enough customers holler loudly enough and often enough, the big boys actually do listen. Thanks for this update about Dell, and I'll add that information to my warning.
Now....a question....have you made copies of those disks and written down the install keys for anything that needs them? If you have, and you need to do a reinstall of anything, always use the copy you made to save wear and tear on the originals.