Posted 28 February 2006 - 03:13 AM
Simple question, I think..... New Inspiron 6000 arrived 3 weeks ago directly from Dell, no OS CD was included, it is XP MCE, by the way. Is this how they do things now or should I get on the phone and try to convince the Dell meisters that they forgot the bleeping CD when they packed the box?
Assuming this wasn't an oversight, i.e., that Dell doesn't give OS CDs out to just ANYBODY any more, I'd like to make one, or burn one, is that the term? (Really haven't learned computer terms very well, sad I know) How do I do that? I think I could do it, but how about a little direction. If there's a tutorial available? That would work.
I have two concerns. 1. There are 15+ gigs of stuff on the hard disk, as I type. I've never copied anything that big. Zip it? If it won't go on one disk, how do I control what and how much is copied to each disk and how do I start/stop/start/stop from disk to disk? Don't I have to leave some percent of the disk capacity unused? How do I know when the disk is "full"? 2. How do I install the back up disk(s), if/when that becomes necessary? I assume I'll have a blank hard drive at that point. Again, instructions I could read/follow to perform these steps would be helpful.
I guess in the end I question whether copying everything, EVERYTHING, from a disk would really work, does it? I'm looking for reassurance here.
Let me know, thanks.