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Burn A Vista Disk?


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#1 kris612

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 09:26 AM

Hi everyone,
I just bought a brand ndew computer that hs Vista pre-installed. When I asked if there was a Vista disk in the box, the salesman told me that I'd have to burn one upon setting up my new computer.
Well, I did the setup, but throughout, there was no prompting to burn a disk at all.
How would I do this? My main concern is that down the road, I may have to format or something, or if the system crashes, how would I restore Vista without an actual disk to do so?
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Posted 04 February 2007 - 11:41 AM

Who did you buy the computer from? Is it a major brand or a local builder? If its a local builder demand the media as they were supposed to give it to you. If it was a major manufacturer there should be a system restore cd.

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Posted 04 February 2007 - 12:41 PM

Not all manufacturers offer a media disc or recovery information.
Sony for instance, store all the information on a hidden partition of the hard disk.
You are then prompted to create a recovery suite using two blank DVD's.
This should be prompted once you boot up and log in for the first time.
If this is not prompted, you can navigate to the recovery creation wizard in the programs list.

Perhaps its not a Sony you've bought, but hope this helps,
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 07:15 AM

HP, Compaq, ACER, Gateway, and eMachines all suggest making recovery CD/DVD's. If you're not prompted to do this, go into the All Programs menu and look for the option there. Alternatively, type "recovery" or "restore" in the Easy Search window.
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Posted 05 February 2007 - 11:59 AM

The computer brand is Hewlett-Packard. I purchased it from CompUSA.

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Posted 05 February 2007 - 12:35 PM

It'll be located in the Start menu under something like HP Tools. Did one on an HP yesterday for a customer - took 1 dual layer DVD to burn it.
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Posted 06 February 2007 - 11:11 AM

Make sure you hang on to the recovery discs I used 2 standard single layer dvds. I bought an HP laptop last week. After I burned the restore discs it gave me a message saying that that was the only copy I could burn (each laptop is only authorized to make one restore cd). So I guess I'd better not lose it.

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Posted 07 February 2007 - 08:08 AM

Generally, if you lose this link or don't make the disks - it's about $20 and 4 or 5 days to get a new one from HP.
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