Posted by: Anonymous Coward
on January 26, 2007 01:24 AM
The vendor should have tweaked one install on one laptop. Then, you just copy that image on to all laptops of the same model. Tweak once, install many over and over again. That's how a Windows image is installed at the factory anyway.
Aside: I bought a brand new laptop here in the US from a major store and major manufacturer. Factory sealed in the box. It produced keyboard driver errors constantly, brand new, out of the box, in Windows XP. The solution? Wipe the drive and re-install from the provided image DVD. That solved the problem.
Why was there a problem in the first place? The Windows XP was installed at the factory and should have "just worked," right? My point is that even Windows out of the box does not work sometimes and requires tweaking. Ignorance or problems from a small vendor about Linux installation may be more common but ignorance or problems from a large vendor about Windows installation is not uncommon.
BTW, I only boot the Windows on my laptop when I have to, which is about 2 times in the past 4 months. Linux runs great on it and did not have a keyboard problem even when Windows did!