mysterious pile of Vista to push aside for Fedora, installation
David G. Miller
dave at davenjudy.org
Mon Jun 11 18:23:37 UTC 2007
"D. Hugh Redelmeier" <hugh at mimosa.com> wrote:
> I just bought an inexpensive desktop computer: Acer Aspire E380.
> - MS Vista Home Premium
> - Athlon 64 x2 4200+
> - 3G DDR2 (so it has AMD-V (virtualization hardware))
> - 250G SATA drive...
Chances are you have Vista recovery images and a bunch of crapware. My
suggestion is to book into Vista and let it install/initialize itself.
Once you have a stable system, there should be a means of creating
recovery DVD images. Create those and then do whatever you like. If
you think you want any of the pre-installed stuff, make sure you either
have an installation CD or it's part of the recovery image.
Chances are you will at least need Vista if there is anything like a
BIOS update. Also, it's the only way support will talk to you if you
have a hardware problem (boot to Vista, re-create the problem, call
support, "When I do blah my system doesn't. Yes, I'm running Vista.").
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