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Can I Make Vista DVD fro preinstalled Vista Laptop


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Hi.. Hope someone can help.
I have a HP dv9700 LapTop and I want to burn the Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 from my laptop to a Bootable DVD and be able to put Vista back on my laptop without all the other crap that it shipped with. F11 does a complete restore and the 1 set of recovery disks (which I've already made) I assume do the same as F11 just from 3 DVD's. But that's not what I want.

I'm wanting just a plain Vista Home Premium SP1 DVD.

Please, if you are going to talk about images and stuff, could you be as gentle as possible with the technical stuff. I'm not a computer wiz like most of you but if you spell it out clearly enough, I am pretty sure I'll catch on.

Appreciate anything anyone can tell me.

Thanks in advance.

Dave
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Welcome to Geeks2Go!
As you seem to have gathered already, the best approach is to create a bootable "disk image" (also referred to as a "clone") on a DVD, having first uninstalled all the stuff you don't want from your laptop. I bought myself a copy of "Norton Ghost" for this purpose.
http://www.symantec....mp;pvid=ghost14

The user manual (in PDF format) is here: http://www.symantec....14/manuals.html

Edited by pip22, 15 April 2008 - 12:10 PM.

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Thanks for the info. I looked at the pdf and tried to find "bootable disk image" and "clone" in the index and table of contents but couldn't. Is it possible that you might guide me or tell me the page number? I'd like to use Ghost but need to read about what I am going to do.
Really appreciate it.
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The difinitive guide to GHOST.

http://ghost.radified.com/

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