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reinstalling vista

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so is there a way to restore vista to its original state? m sick of fixing stuff! lol

the thing is its oem and i dont have a vista disk, it just sorta came installed on my computer! lol

thanks
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post #2 of 5
Hellow again

Start Menu > All Programs > Accesories > System Tools > System Restore

This is the closest you will get to "stock" settings with the OEM version
    
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post #3 of 5
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wow that is bulls**t if this system restore is anything like xp's system restore than all its gonna do is f**k it up even more lol

sorry about the language but i am very very pissed off at this computer and i would like to smash it into tiny bits no larger than crumbs

i want it to restore as in erase everything and start over

anyway... thanks for the reply
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well if you format and start over try using acronis true image home. it will make an image of your HD. just install vista, drivers, applicaitons; make image. and if you ever get to the point where you want to throw it out the window and land on the landlord and doule your rent, just insert the acrnois boot cd and it will ask for the location of your image you made and in "5" minutes you will have a brand new clean install just as if you had formatted and reinstalled all your drivers and apps, except a whole lot quicker!
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post #5 of 5
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that is a great idea, problem is i was too dumb to think of it before everything got messed up lol :/

i need to find me a vista disk somewhere lol, can i use the same key as long as it remains married to this laptop?

thanks!
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160 gb 5400 rpm dvd rw etc etc etc vista buisness 13.3" glossy kind 
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160 gb 5400 rpm dvd rw etc etc etc vista buisness 13.3" glossy kind 
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