Solved: Copy D drive to DVD

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Kolias

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Like many brand new Laptops nowday, they don’t come with a Vista Home DVD but rather they include the Vista Home system files along with the factory settings on the D:\ drive.

After about 6 years on my HP Laptop I would like to reformat the HD and do a clean install but before I wonder if I could copy the D:\ drive to a DVD and use this DVD for my new install.

Would I be able to re install Vista Home as stated above?
 

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Just copying the drive will not give what you need.
check the onboard help on making the system disk and follow the instructions there.
 

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That is what I thought but was not sure
I will make a system disk plus I will backup my private files and the D:\
I think the D:\ will have all the required drivers
 

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The system disk should also contain the drivers, but no harm in making a backup copy of the drive.
 
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