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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎03-28-2010
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need rescue disk for vista home edition

I bought an HP Pavillion with Vista Home Edition in 12/08.  I did not receive a single disk with my computer. I called HP and they said they dont send disk anymore.  What I want is a rescue disk for my computer in the event that I should need one. Can someone lead me to way I can get or download one.  I tried one site using a torrent file and it says my isp wont run with it.  Im lost and not real sharp with this stuff.

Thank you

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Provost
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Member Since: ‎07-17-2009
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Re: need rescue disk for vista home edition

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What model PC are you using?  You should be able to burn a set of recovery disks using the HP Recovery Disk Creation.

 

Start Button -> Programs -> Recvoery Manager -> Recovery Disk Creation.  You may need up tp 10 CDs or (3 DVD+R disks if your PC and the version of recovery manager will burn to DVDs).  Use a quality media like Verbatim. Don't buy the cheap stuff. 

 

The other thing that you might be able to do is to Go to PC Help and Tools -> Hardware Diagnostic Tools and burn a bootable diagnostic disk.  This is not a repair disk.

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Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
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Honor Student
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Member Since: ‎03-28-2010
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Re: need rescue disk for vista home edition

My computer is a HP Pavillion a65541.  I can make a recovery disk but I was wanting what I think they call a rescue disk or start up disk that has diagnostic tools on it in case of a virus or it crashes??

Provost
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Re: need rescue disk for vista home edition

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The HP recovery disk will restore your system back to a factory fresh state.  If you can't download the VISTA bit torrent then try a friend's PC.  You can always buy a VISTA or Windows 7 license worse case.

HP laptop 17t u100,
HP Photosmart 6520 and HP Deskjet 1112
Custom 1151 socket Z270 Intel i7-7700k @4,600 Mhz, 16GB Corsair 3000 Mhz dimms
Corsair H75 water cooler, Corsair CS 650M power supply
RAID 0 (dual Samsung 960 EVO m.2 240GB) boot system
Dual Samsung 840 EVO SSDs 500GB data storage, Intel 750 PCIe SSD 400GB
MSI NVIDIA GTX 980TI 6GB
ASUS ROG PG279q @144 MHz
Windows 10 and Windows 8.1 Pro x64 in UEFI mode
Dean
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Member Since: ‎12-31-2008
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Re: need rescue disk for vista home edition

You can make the "rescue disk" while in Vista if that is desired or it can be found on the internet, your choice.  If you wish to make it from Vista, see here: http://thinkabdul.com/2007/09/30/howto-create-portable-windows-vista-system-recovery-rescue-disk-wit...

You will see this statement about half way down in the article.

Starting from Windows Vista SP1, you can go to Start—>All Programs—>Maintenance and click on “Create a Recovery Disc”. Alternatively, you can launch the program from “%systemroot%\system32\recdisc.exe” and follow the wizard. The process takes about 5 to 10 minutes and requires the original Windows installation media and a blank CD/DVD.

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