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How do i get a vista recovery disc?

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  1. El_Mayo

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    I'm planning on switching to windows 7 on my laptop, but i need a recovery disc for vista incase all doesn't go well
    where can i download one?
     
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    good luck trying to do that, your best to just get a Win 7 OEM disk, back up all your stuff to an external HD, get the Drivers needed for the laptop from the Chip makers, and then fresh Install Windows 7, then patch and then tweak.
     
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    Call the laptop's manufacturer.
     
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    I'll call HP and they'll give me a vista recovery disc? niceee
     
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    Not without being charged for it, (Most OEMs are like that nowadays)
     
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    Bastards.
    i think there's a recovery image saved onto my laptop
    maybe i could burn that to disc?
     
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    You may have to ask HP Forums how to do that or refer to the manual, that could be just a recovery partition used for Reinstalls as of the OS. Check with HP forums for that.
     
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    dammit you're probably right D:
     
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    what i meant to say is Parallel OS install, but Check with HP Support and even their Forums for Assistance. Goodluck with what your trying to do.
     

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