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Solved: Copy D drive to DVD

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Kolias, Dec 22, 2012.

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  1. Kolias

    Kolias Thread Starter

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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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    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

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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.
     
  3. Kolias

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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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