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converting recovery disc

By sraghu1329 ·
Am having HP Pavellion desktop with windows vista home basic installed. Now I want to create a full valuable disk out of my recovery disk. How could I do it? Can I format and
repartion my hard disk and install windows xp?

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Sorry but I don't understand what it is you want here

by OH Smeg In reply to converting recovery disc

Could you please explain?

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converting recovery disk to full valuable disk need help

by sraghu1329 In reply to Sorry but I don't underst ...

My desktop is pre-installed with windows vista basic. and having two recovery disks supplied with the pc. Now I want to create a regular disk out of the recovery disks. Is it possible? I saw a software to convert xp recovery disk to regular disk. simply academic interest though everything is normal in my case. one more thing. Can I format hard drive and install my xp pro scraping vista?

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You don't have 2 Recovery Disc's

by OH Smeg In reply to converting recovery disk ...

If you look at them one is a DVD of Vista and it is a Full Version and the other is the Driver Disc that contains drivers for that Range of Products.

You can however use vLite to Slipstream the required Drivers to a Vista DVD Install Disc

http://www.vlite.net/download.html

With Vista all the versions in that Range either 32 or 64 Bit are on the 1 DVD so Depending on the Product Key entered you can install any version of whatever was installed on your System so that will either be a 32 Bit or a 64 Bit version of Vista.

There are only 2 Install Disc's made by M$ for Vista One is a 32 Bit Version and the other is a 64 Bit Version. :)

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Make sure to read the Help Files for vLite here

by OH Smeg In reply to converting recovery disk ...
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I doubt very much

by Jacky Howe In reply to converting recovery disc

that it will work as the Recovery DVD is a highly customized version of Vista. To manipulate ut you would need to use the Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK)
and then there is no guarantee that it would work. If you had the right version you could have used Windows Complete PC Backup and Restore but it is only included with Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Enterprise, and Windows Vista Ultimate.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=C7D4BC6D-15F3-4284-9123-679830D629F2&displaylang=en

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