I'm trying to figure out what I should do when my XPS 17 arrives today. I've looked at various places online and there seems to be a split in whether it's best (or necessary) to reformat the HD and reinstall Windows 7. My system isn't coming with a Windows 7 recovery disk (it would have somehow delayed the shipment 6 weeks!), so I'm not sure what my options are there. I'm going from older XP computers to Windows 7 (which I'm unfamiliar with), so I'm not sure whether it has a feature where you can create a recovery disk within the program itself.
Otherwise, I'd like some advice on a checklist of what I need to do right out of the box - do I get updated drivers from manufacturers' websites or from Dell, etc. I'd appreciate any thoughts on the best way to make the most of my new time-waster...
Edited by zilla - 7/20/11 at 8:07am