(sorry, sacrilige alert) How to buy a Windows PC

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by JoeSixPack, Sep 8, 2012.

  1. JoeSixPack macrumors member

    JoeSixPack

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    I'm sorry to have to post this question, but MR is the home of the smartest people I know :)

    I have to replace my wife's Dell Windows PC because it is approaching 10 years old with another Windows PC so she can work from home. (She hates computers and buying a Mac that ran Windows as a partition would be too complicated).

    Hoping that you will accept my apology I have two questions:

    1) Is there a Windows PC manufacturer that comes out of the box with software to transfer your files from the old computer? (Like a Mac does)

    2) Is there a Windows PC manufacturer that will sell you a machine without all those demos and other useless craplets? (will pay extra for this)

    Thanks all!
     
  2. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    Get a Dell Vostro machine. They're cheap, but well made. They're crapware free, with the exception of some Dell backup software, and they look nice in a machined sense of the matter.

    I'm sure there's some software to transfer stuff over, but I think Windows 7 has a file and settings transfer wizard built in, although I've never used it.
     
  3. JoeSixPack thread starter macrumors member

    JoeSixPack

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    Thanks!

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  4. theheyes macrumors regular

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    Microsoft sell signature PCs without the crud installed if you're in the US.
     
  5. JoeSixPack thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, a couple more bucks than Best Buy but worth it for the simplicity!
     
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  7. G51989 macrumors 68030

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    why? she clearly isnt interestef in a mac. so why spend more on a mba when she can get a much more powerful machine from dell for the same price or less?

    agree with the other posters. dell vostro or a microsoft signature pc.

    even pcs with crap arent to bad. just uninstall it
     

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