[access-uk] Re: windows media centre

Hi,

All Dells have a utility partition on the HDD also, which allows for BIOS 
access and adagnostics etc.  We have literally hundreds of them at work, and 
the partitions take anything from 32mb to over 70 mb!  A bit ott, especially as 
only a few mb is used for the file contents.

Andrew.

-----Original Message-----
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Dj 
Paddy
Sent: 16 April 2006 17:26
To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [access-uk] Re: windows media centre

Not to mention it steals hard drive space!
Dj Paddy
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Andrew Hodgson" <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 4:52 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: windows media centre


> Hi,
>
> Some models do ship with media, but at extra cost, some come with a hidden 
> partition similar to Andy's Packard Bell machine.
>
> I think this hidden partition is coming in from directives from Microsoft 
> to help combat piracy, its just very annoying!
>
> Andrew.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of Ray's Home
> Sent: 16 April 2006 15:16
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: windows media centre
>
> Not to add much to what's been said on Dell computers here, but they do 
> seem
> remarkably cheap, the laptops as well.  A friend ordered two of these plus 
> a
> desktop for his new union branch office and I was amazed that he paid 
> little
> more than £400 for the desktop with 17 inch monitor.  He did it by phone, 
> and
> that's an 0870 number which gets you through to India where Dell's call 
> centre
> is.  Obviously you'll save yourself a bit by doing the deal on the net.
>
> Only question I have, and I might go and take a look, but are these 
> machines
> supplied with a copy of XP on a CD?  An important consideration in view of
> discussions here recently.
> Ray
>
> Personal emails:  Email me at
> mailto:ray-48@xxxxxxxx
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "brian hartgen" <brian@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>
>
> : Hi
> :
> : Yes, it could have been cheaper, but I wanted the larger monitor.
> : Alternatively, it could have been more expensive if you want to get 
> further
> : accessories or software.  Basically, you can go onto the Dell web site,
> : select one of their PC's, then customise it.
> :
> : Brian Hartgen
> :
> :
> : > Hi Brian
> : >
> : > That certainly sounds a good deal.
> : >
> : > Is it open to anyone
> : >
> : > Graham
> : >
> : >
> : > -----Original Message-----
> : > From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
> Behalf
> : > Of
> : > brian hartgen
>
> : > Hi
> : >
> : > There are two items on Blind Cool Tech relating to Windows Media 
> Centre:
> : > http://www.blindcooltech.com/
> : >
> : > Having just purchased a Dell computer for my wife with Windows Media
> : > Centre
> : > edition on it, I am quite keen to get this going and will do so!  It's 
> by
> : > no
> : > means an urgent requirement, but it would be nice to do.
> : >
> : > By the way, Windows Media Centre-based PC's are not expensive. I don't
> : > mind
> : > saying that I purchased this Dell computer containing a 3 GHZ PENTIUM
> : > processor, 1 GB of ram, keyboard, mouse, speakers, windows media 
> centre
> : > edition, 19 inch TFT monitor for £400.  Dell delivered it when they 
> said
> : > they were going to, and you hardly know the computer is on the fan is 
> so
> : > quiet. Isn't it great that computers are a little more affordable for
> : > people?
> : >
> : > Yes there was lots of rubbish pre-installed which I took off right 
> away,
> : > and
> : > as I say the next step is to get Windows Media centre running when I 
> get
> : > some time to do so.  So I would be prepared to keep anyone posted of
> : > events.
> : >
> : > Brian Hartgen
> :
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