How do I restore Windows Vista Home Premium Recovery DVD counter

By srishti25 ·
I had a problem with my new system. I was instructed by DELL engineer to use the Windows Vista Home Premium DVD to revert back to factory settings default. As instructed, I inserted the DVD and got the prompt "Do you want to revert back to factory settings (y/n)??? to which I pressed y. My system reverted back to factory settings. But, after that, when I try to use the DVD again for restoring back to factory settings, i do not get the prompt. Where in the registry the use counter has been set. The DVD is read only media, therefore, no changes can be made to the media. Some change has been done in the registry - some counter has been updated from 1 to 0. Please help me to regain the lost counter so that I am able to revert the system back to factory settings using DVD.

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Restore DVD.

by exxpl0it In reply to How do I restore Windows ...

If this is a Dell Restore CD for your computer, it will not have an option like this. When you boot the computer with the DVD in the drive, hit F12, or whatever your boot option is when booting and choose the DVD drive and follow the instructions for restoring the computer. The computer might also have a recovery partition, but it doesn't sound like it if he walked you through using the restore DVD.

*Keep in mind that doing a system restore is going to wipe your computer*

However, if you are trying to use this on another computer, it is not going to work as the DVD is a Dell OEM disc and will only work with your model computer.

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