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#1 wavemaker

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 01:18 AM

Gooday all.My daughter was given a laptop for christmas a couple of years ago, it had Vista OS. After a bit of stuffing her around she asked me what could I do to help her. I installed pclinuxos over the top of vista installed open office and some other programmes. Her vista product code is still on the lappy case and I also wrote it down to be sure to be sure. Now she has asked me, 18 months later if I can restore vista. As I said I have the key but the lappy did not come with a disc. Is there a way to restore this for her. I wouldn't want it but she does. I read somewhere that win7 was really vista re jigged with all the curves and wobbles fixed. I have a legit win 7 disc, is that any use to me? Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 10:07 AM

System manufacturer and model?

Have you contacted the system manufacturer...and requested recovery/restore disks?

As for your question re Win 7...if you have a valid license (that is not used) and disk, yes, you can probably clean install it.

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Posted 21 November 2011 - 06:40 PM

Gooday hamluis. Thanks for the reply. Yeah the kid just dropped it in my lap and said I want etc.
It is a Toshiba Satellite Pro. L300 System Unit. Model PSLB9A- 013001. I have not contacted Toshiba in Brisbane yet as I was hoping to get hold of a disc and just use it and her valid key to replace the Linux distro on it. My question about the Win 7 CD is that if I put my disc into her lappy and then used her License key, would that work? The girls are going to Finland in a couple of weeks and want to take it with them. I just went to Canada and picked up a new Sony Vaio for a good price in Thunder bay. I will recommend them do that if she cant get something sorted soon enough.
Thanks again.James.
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Posted 21 November 2011 - 07:23 PM

You cannot use the Sony Win 7 install...on a different system.

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