Originally Posted by YGOHOME
Dells instructions in the PDF are bogus.
I disagree! Just last night I completed a total wipe-out of my hard drive and a new installation of WindowsXP and Suse Linux 10.0 (dual boot) on my Insprion 630m. I wanted to preserve the MediaDirect feature. I followed Dell instructions and can report that everything works!
For more info, see my write-up on the mentioned Dell forum. I do not understand why people seem to have so many problems with this. Was my experience just a fluke?
Kudos to Dell for extremely fast shipment of the missing CDs (including MediaDirect Reinstallation CD). I spent maybe 15 minutes on Dell Chat (this includes wait time); gave them the part number for MediaDirect CD, the rep confirmed the order and asked about any other ones I would need. I asked about CyberLink DVD and Sonic; both were added to the order without any questions. I requested the items about 10:00 am on Wednesday; they were in my house around 1:00 pm the following day. Quite amazing!