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16-10-2008, 05:23 PM
Gentlemen let us consider that taking the machine back to factory condition via a recovery/restore partition on the hard drive is not an improbability yes?

I myself have done this very thing.

Holy smokes Wolfey:)

double negatives (http://leo.stcloudstate.edu/grammar/doubneg.html)

You even threw in a positive at the end. lol

16-10-2008, 06:00 PM
What, explain yourself Sir!

16-10-2008, 06:23 PM
Ok, as long as you explain why you asked the question (seriously:)).

Anyway this:

is not an improbability yes?

Is complex with a double negative (not & im), then further confused by a final positive (yes?).

All of that could have just been: "is a probability".

It's a little grammatical nuance of yours that i've noticed. Kind of like my overuse of commas instead of starting new sentences:D

16-10-2008, 06:31 PM
What you miss Seth is that the context of the sentence was verging on the rhetorical.
I might have said; "Is it not feasible?"

16-10-2008, 06:39 PM
Perhaps. I miss a lot of things:D

Although I still don't understand why you asked the question in the context of the original thread.

16-10-2008, 06:45 PM
The reason is very simple as the solution offered did not take in to account the now common practice of supplying a restore/recovery partition on the drive.

The days of supplying an OS disk with the box are gone Seth as you know.