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vista installation disk

by ste15mpc / August 18, 2008 11:56 PM PDT

I am currently running Vista Home Premium, the computer is running well but could someone tell me if I can make a copy of the Vista installation disk incase of any probs in the future. I bought the PC with pre-installed software but was not given any disks with it

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Can I ask?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 19, 2008 12:28 AM PDT

What the make and model is?

Most give you a way to create the restore DVDs. But there is no make and model so all I can do is ask for more and tell you to make the restore DVD.

-> And NO, making a copy of the Vista installation disk is not a good idea since it might not be for your machine.

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make and model
by ste15mpc / August 19, 2008 6:23 AM PDT
In reply to: Can I ask?

My computer is a Packard Bell iStart C2389

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Trying PB's site.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 19, 2008 6:31 AM PDT
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