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Gideon9595
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Reinstalling all of Windows Vista with no CD disc?

Hi All...

 

I have a Windows Vista 32bit M8075a

The Desktop has gotten to the point where I simply want to reinstall Vista and start from scratch.

When I purchased the PC it didn't come with a CD like my old PCs did.

I have presumed that my Recovery D: partition has the software on there to wipe and reinstall the PC.

I have looked thru help and Control Panel as well as this website and can't find a tutorial on how to do this?!

 

I am not a very technical person all though I used to be.

 

Can some please explain to me how to format and make my PC like it was when I first purchased it.

I have backed up everything onto an external harddrive and ready to go. 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

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TheOldMan
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Re: Reinstalling all of Windows Vista with no CD disc?

Here is page that will guide the Recovery process:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00814731&tmp_task=solveCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc...

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CherylG
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Re: Reinstalling all of Windows Vista with no CD disc?

You can also burn a Recovery DVD set to boot from and format /reinstall. I highly recommend that you burn a set ,in a case of hdd failure you will lose the files in recovery partition too.

 

Creating Recovery Disc Set in Vista:


http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&rule=69&product=3696841&docna...

 


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