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Old 09-27-2007, 06:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello there, i didnt get a win vista home cd when i got my computer. But i have the the coa sticker and all. Is there a way i can get a cd by contacting Microsoft?

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Old 09-27-2007, 07:08 AM   #2 (permalink)
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First of all what kind of pc did yuo buy. Now a days rather than giving you disks there is a recovery partition already on your hard drive. There should be aprogram or instructions in your manual on how to burn recovery disks from this partition.

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Old 09-27-2007, 01:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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If you bought a prebuilt computer from one of the big manufacturers here is a general rule of thumb for several of them:

Acer: Make it yourself
Dell: Sometimes
Gateway: Includes Restore disc
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Could someone forward me to a guide on making an install CD yourself?

I have since lost mine...

Also, if anyone knows a way to find out what CD key I used in my current installation, that would be awesome.

I was thinking about reformatting... but couldn't find my Windows CD! *cries*
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:14 AM   #5 (permalink)
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It is easy look for make recovery media or Create your recovery disk's now option.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Start > Programs > (Look for manufacturer Logo)

and there you'll find information all about making a restore CD. easy steps to follow.

btw, keep 6 X CD's or 2 X DVD's (Blanks) before starting the process
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Old 09-28-2007, 02:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Or you can download the exact same version of windows as you have now off of bittorrent. You use the cd key that's printed on that sticker. Then if you need to reformat, you have a clean version of windows, without all the junk they included with your computer.

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Old 09-28-2007, 03:25 PM   #8 (permalink)
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look for the I386 folder on the c drive and get a bartpe or erd commander cd

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