hvstacey
2 Iron

Want to buy a Windows 2000 Professional Reinstallation CD for an Inspiron 8200

I purchased my I8200 with Windows XP last fall thinking I would never need Win2K.  I now have a software development contract that requires Windows 2000 (Windows XP is not allowed on the network).

I've called Dell Customer Support and was told they are no longer available.  I'm aware that I can use a retail version then down load drivers but I would really like the original Dell CD.  Does anyone kinow where I can find one?

 

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Hydralisk00222
5 Tungsten

Re: Want to buy a Windows 2000 Professional Reinstallation CD for an Inspiron 8200

It's the same thing as a regular OEM disk. Don't worry B)

I can give you the EXACT differences from a regular disk to a dell disk Smiley Tongue

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hvstacey
2 Iron

Re: Want to buy a Windows 2000 Professional Reinstallation CD for an Inspiron 8200

I realize the Operating system is the same;  I want Dell's personalization.  Is there a source for that?
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Hydralisk00222
5 Tungsten

Re: Want to buy a Windows 2000 Professional Reinstallation CD for an Inspiron 8200

The only Dell customizations are:

1) Removed BOOTDISK folder

2) Dell BIOS checker added

That's all.

SOURCE: Errr check ebay. There are a lot more dell cd's or so I heard

Message Edited by Hydralisk00222 on 06-29-2003 02:00 PM

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CALLMENUJAK
2 Iron

Re: Want to buy a Windows 2000 Professional Reinstallation CD for an Inspiron 8200

I have just seen your posting.  Did you manage to get hold of DELL Windows 2000 Pro?  You can get one on Amazon.com or email stanley.greenaway@virgin.net Do both, I'll be happy to help.  Plenty available bundled with hardware, drivers and utilities CD.

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hvstacey
2 Iron

Re: Want to buy a Windows 2000 Professional Reinstallation CD for an Inspiron 8200

Thanks for the reply;  I acquired a copy shortly after the last post.  I found it on eBay.  As it turns out, there were plenty available, but very few with the COA.  Fortunately, I was able to acquire what I needed.

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CALLMENUJAK
2 Iron

Re: Want to buy a Windows 2000 Professional Reinstallation CD for an Inspiron 8200

No problem, happy you got sorted. I've got plenty of these and Product Keys so If you know any DELL users who are in need of one you can put them on to me.  Thanks.
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