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#1 bhardini

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:07 PM

i bought this computer from someone i do not know. it is running vista ultimate. i deleted the previous owner's profile(i'm dumb!) and i cannot open the profile i created or retrieve any documents i create and a host of other issues. i obviously did not do this correctly.
-i do not have a OS disk and there are no restore points. do i need to go buy another OS copy?

i have also thought about getting Linux. i want to have windows on here too. as i understand it, in order to be able to have both OS run on the machine; i must have installed windows first which leads me to my second question
-is this true and if i need to buy another copy of windows; should i just wait for windows 7 to be released before doing any of this

thirdly and lastly, if i going to do this i am going to need to partition my hard drive. i had found an ongoing post on utilities that i have since been unable to find again
-might someone let me know where this post is of it still exists?!

thank you for your help, and thank you for the site!!!!

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:59 PM

I'll let members and staff far more expert than I to advise you on the OS matters. Is this the "ongoing post on utilities that i have since been unable to find again"? Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps.

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#3 bhardini

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 10:00 PM

yes thanks Animal!

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 11:58 AM

do i need to go buy another OS copy?


What is the make and model of the computer?
You might have a recovery partition
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 11:28 PM

it is custom built

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 07:05 PM

Then you need to purchase one
It would be your decision on whether or not to wait for 7
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