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About reinstallation

by ultimatebuster / August 30, 2008 8:34 AM PDT

I'm gonna buy a new dell laptop without reinstallation disc.

I need a way to create a vista installation disc legally so that i don't need to use the one click back up thing. It will destroy my partitions.

And by the way, what is the file system on vista? What file sys should i select on Gparted

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Bad idea.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 30, 2008 8:40 AM PDT
In reply to: About reinstallation

Check to see if this Dell can create the restore DVDs or DON'T BUY!

I read where you want some control over the OS. However you are not buying a full Vista so you can't use the reduced OEM License and the full retail Vista DVD. I've seen people write what you have and they end up bitter and mad.

This sounds very expensive. Are you sure you want to do this?

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I don't think I quite understand
by ultimatebuster / August 31, 2008 12:35 AM PDT
In reply to: Bad idea.

The retailer can create this disk. But I need to pay extra 99 dollars for it.
I'm ok @ doing these stuff so I just don't want to spend 99 dollars if I can do it myself

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The do it yourself restore media
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2008 1:29 AM PDT

Is usually a clone of the drive after you get it all set up.

The restore media is made via some menu that varies with make and model. Or in rare cases you have to ask for it.

Tip: I have yet to pay for restore media. I use simple sentences such as I tried your DVD RESTORE CREATION and the DVD doesn't boot. It doesn't let me make these again. How do I fix this?

HP time and time again has given me the restore DVDs for free.

Back to you. Maybe you wanted the retail Vista or XP CD/DVD and all the features and license there is there. However you have no rights to such and they throw stumbling blocks every step of the way if you tried to make such or borrow such. Feel free to swim upstream in the rapids but I can share that after a few outings it will sink in how things work.

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Disk restore for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 31, 2008 1:30 AM PDT
In reply to: About reinstallation

After reading your last reply what I think you want is ACRONIS. You can then create restore DVDs that will put your machine back exactly as it is.

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