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Hey everyone,

My cousin recently picked up a laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. He formatted the drive and installed a boot legged version of XP Pro. Problem is now nothing works. He doesn't have a drivers CD and can not connect to the internet (wireless or hardwire). The system has a HP_Recovery partition and I gather this will restore his laptops original settings. My question is, if I reinstall Vista will I be able to run that restore? Is there another way to do it without installing Vista again. I just want the computer back to its original state. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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post #2 of 21
install from the recovery partition and it will be like the day you bought it.
    
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How?
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post #4 of 21
Try to do a Vista repair with the Vista CD. It will let you keep your files if that is what you're wanting to do.
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will any vista CD work? I only have a copy of the ultimate
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post #6 of 21
I don't think so, but try it anyways.
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post #7 of 21
No you have to boot up from the recovery partition Hp's dont come with discs cuz you have to use the partition I think you hit F8 to get to the boot menu try that
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post #8 of 21
read the instruction manual on a dell you have to hit like f11 or something to start the recovery software. if you have a recovery partition then that should be an original factory image of your drive
    
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post #9 of 21
sorry for double post just adding onto previous. dont use the vista disc that wont recover it to factory you need to boot from partition
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post #10 of 21
Manufacturers website not have any xp drivers? Or you could try running cpuz and finding out what mobo etc is in it then google about for some drivers
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