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How to copy Vista OS


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#1 ReneeIII

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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:55 AM

I want to restart present os to factory settings. Incase I have a problem I want to have vista os save on a CD. Is this possible?



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Posted 25 October 2015 - 02:07 AM

You can not copy an installed operating system for a re-install. You will require either a vista install disc for your system or the manufacturer's recovery discs for your specific computer. You might be able to create a set of factory recovery discs from your computer if the factory setup install provides a means to do so & a recovery partition still exists. Without knowing the specifics of your computer....make & model...I am not able to say if that is a certain possibility.

 

Software such as Macrium Reflect can create an image or clone of your present setup, but ideally you would do that after a fresh install. If you are having issues, a clone or image of your hard drive would not be recommended.

 

Post back with your computer info. You'll get more info.


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Posted 25 October 2015 - 12:04 PM

Laptop is a Toshiba Satillite. I was having problems with it opening usb and browser so  I took the battery out. After I put it back in I get blue and blank screen after the welcome screen. If my son-in-law, whom writes software can not fix it thinking of restoring it to factory settings. That may cause problems getting the updates. I think this possible for I had some problems with updates of windows with another laptop.


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