Originally Posted by MonkeyBusiness
Is this suppose to mean that the windows vista dvd oem OS disk is way flexible and better than the CDs provided by prebuilt?
But I noticed one advantage of a manufacturer's recovery disk: The option to do away with activation upon recovery.
Does a OEM vista CD recovery disk needs activation?
Yes hte Vista OEM Disk is more versitile than a Dell or HP Disk.
No it doesnt get around activation. If you reinstall with a Vista Dell Disc you will have ot re-activate. It is only when you recieve the system the first time you dont have to activate.
Yes a Vista Recovery CD will need activation.
Here let me clear this up for you. The Vista recovery CD is only to recover your BOOT files. It will not repair nor re-isntall your OS. Vista comes on a DVD there is no way a CD can do what you think it can. It is just to recover the boot files if they are lost. That is it. The Vista DVD is what you use to repair or re-isntall with. That is what you want. Plus the Vista DVD can recover the Boot files as well.
So what you are looking for doesnt exist. You have everything you need.