We recently purchased a Toshiba laptop. We reformatted our hard drive before installing Linux. We still wanted Windows XP and called Toshiba asking for a reinstallation disk. They said it would cost us $44.00. I believe this is ridculous and should be free of charge. The man that answered the phone and told me this was also very rude.
We had a Dell laptop before the Toshiba and they did not charge us for a Windows XP reinstallation disk.
A member of my family was going to purchase a Toshiba, but after this, they have decided not to purchase it.
Monetary Loss: $1.