Dell computer problem

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by gerry gardiner, Aug 30, 2005.

  1. I recently bought a Dell desktop computer at an electronics fair in PA. The
    model is an Optiplex SX 260. All I knew about it was it was supposed to work
    and the price was right. Replacing my HP tower with the new one, I first
    find that the seller had not formatted it, it needed a password and
    apparently this computer didn't come with a recovery disc like my HP did.
    Working with Dell support, (and he spoke english!) I found that they didn't
    have a windows set for 2000 or XP for this. I looked on E-bay and the
    sellers for Dell recovery sets say I need a COA code. Now I find that isn't
    on this damn thing either!!!. Am I up the creek or not?
    Any help is appreciated,
    Gerry
     
    gerry gardiner, Aug 30, 2005
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  2. gerry gardiner

    Plato Guest

    gerry gardiner wrote:
    >


    Purchase the OS you want to install on the pc and proceed. XP can be
    bought in most office supply/tech stores and/or win98 can be bought on
    the internet.

    > I recently bought a Dell desktop computer at an electronics fair in PA. The
    > model is an Optiplex SX 260. All I knew about it was it was supposed to work
    > and the price was right. Replacing my HP tower with the new one, I first
    > find that the seller had not formatted it, it needed a password and
    > apparently this computer didn't come with a recovery disc like my HP did.
    > Working with Dell support, (and he spoke english!) I found that they didn't
    > have a windows set for 2000 or XP for this. I looked on E-bay and the
    > sellers for Dell recovery sets say I need a COA code. Now I find that isn't
    > on this damn thing either!!!. Am I up the creek or not?
    > Any help is appreciated,
    > Gerry


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    Plato, Aug 30, 2005
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  3. "Plato" <|@|.|> wrote in message >
    > Purchase the OS you want to install on the pc and proceed. XP can be
    > bought in most office supply/tech stores and/or win98 can be bought on
    > the internet.


    Thanks,
    I thought it would ask for the COA code, a code I didn't get with my
    "bargain".
    Sincerely,
    Gerry
    >
    > > I recently bought a Dell desktop computer at an electronics fair in PA.

    The
    > > model is an Optiplex SX 260. All I knew about it was it was supposed to

    work
    > > and the price was right. Replacing my HP tower with the new one, I first
    > > find that the seller had not formatted it, it needed a password and
    > > apparently this computer didn't come with a recovery disc like my HP

    did.
    > > Working with Dell support, (and he spoke english!) I found that they

    didn't
    > > have a windows set for 2000 or XP for this. I looked on E-bay and the
    > > sellers for Dell recovery sets say I need a COA code. Now I find that

    isn't
    > > on this damn thing either!!!. Am I up the creek or not?
    > > Any help is appreciated,
    > > Gerry

    >
    > --
    > http://www.bootdisk.com/
    >
     
    gerry gardiner, Aug 30, 2005
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