Posted 22 April 2009 - 10:57 AM
I want to do a virgin reinstall on my Toshiba laptop. I did this once before using the provided recovery disks (there are two, both labeled Recovery and Applications/Drivers). This time, however, I would like to use a replacement Vista disk (OEM) that I got from Microsoft. I want a clean application without the trash software.
My questions are: Am I going to run into problems using this other disk? It and the recovery disks are both Vista Home Premium 32-bit. I am mainly concerned about drivers, since there is not a separate disk labeled just drivers. Also, should I reformat the hard drive before reinstalling, or let the new disk do it?