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User Info: BeerOnTap

BeerOnTap
2 years ago#1
So it's running Vista, and Windows is hosed. It needs wiped. He has no recovery disks and it does not have a recovery partition.
It has the windows product key right on the case. How do I use my computer to create a recovery DVD?

User Info: Th1rte3n

Th1rte3n
2 years ago#2
Download windows vista from the official microsoft website and burn it to a DVD, boot it up and use the recovery option.

Make sure you download the correct version of windows.
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BeerOnTap
2 years ago#3
Clouddx posted...
Download windows vista from the official microsoft website and burn it to a DVD, boot it up and use the recovery option.

Make sure you download the correct version of windows.


And it'll ask me for the key?

User Info: LordSeifer

LordSeifer
2 years ago#4
when you install it not when you download it
^ this

User Info: Lonestar2000

Lonestar2000
2 years ago#5
https://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-burn-downloaded-windows-vista-to-dvd/

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User Info: mstetler1

mstetler1
2 years ago#6
I recently tried to install vista 64 but only had a 32 bit DVD. The only place I could find a ISO of vista, 32 or 64, was on a file sharing site. Microsoft and digital river links were broken. As long as you have a valid key, any ISO should do.

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mstetler1
2 years ago#7
Those are what I tried first and got file not found for each one.

User Info: mjc0961

mjc0961
2 years ago#8
BeerOnTap posted...
So it's running Vista


There's your problem. Install 7 or 8 and it'll be fine.
sirtonne posted...
This topic is so stupid I had to slap my wife.

User Info: BeerOnTap

BeerOnTap
2 years ago#9
shoot how do i tell if he has a 64bit or 32bit?

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BeerOnTap
2 years ago#10
mjc0961 posted...
BeerOnTap posted...
So it's running Vista


There's your problem. Install 7 or 8 and it'll be fine.


then i would have to pay for an upgrade... and I'm not gonna do that
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