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#1 Moby Purple

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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?

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 01:39 PM

As long as you have the drivers disk, you should have no problems
Let Vista reformat

Edited by garmanma, 22 April 2009 - 07:27 PM.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 02:00 PM

I don't have a stand alone drivers disk, as I said, two recovery disks with the drivers, OS, software, and everything else.

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Posted 22 April 2009 - 07:30 PM

Not sure with Toshiba, but one disk should be the OS and the other, the drivers and what not
You can also download the drivers from their support site
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