Is there a decent free alterntive to Norton Ghost? I'm a little hesitant to install Norton products on my new system. They worked great for me...until you try to uninstall them. I want to keep my new baby as clean as possible.
Call when there's another 35%-40% coupon. I doubt they'll give you the full difference but being dell if you bug em enough I'm sure they'll knock $100-200 off or give you some little toy. Check my sig, I got a system that would've been about equal price as yours but managed to squeeze out under $2200 (college students have to make every penny count!)
What are the biggest coupons that tend to be released for Dell's LCD TVs? My friend got a sweet 27" Viewsonic LCD TV for $500 by catching a CompuUSA sale at the last minute and I'm looking to do something similar and split the cost with my roommate next year...
Question with regards to your guide on creating a bootable restore disk somms. When you're creating the disk to capture "1st boot" status it says use a different computer. All I have readily available are two other dell desktops and I'm guessing you would need another similar dell laptop? I'm thinking I'll just capture the boot state after I reformat to get rid of all the Dell bloatware, that way I can make the boot disc on my xps2, is my thinking correct?
I was wondering what the best cost-free solution is to make a full restore point for your computer. As soon as I get it I would like to do this, that way if anything starts screwing up after I play around with it I can restore it to a like-new state. I haven't really used window's built in restore feature, is that all that great? I imagine there must be some better HD imaging software out there.