I need a clean copy of Vista Home Premium
Posted 24 May 2010 - 04:55 PM
Posted 24 May 2010 - 04:58 PM
Most recent laptops have a hidden recovery partition that allows the user to format and reinstall everything like it was when it first came from the manufacturer.
Depending on the make and model will depend on what key combination is needed to gain access to that partition.
Posted 24 May 2010 - 05:07 PM
Posted 24 May 2010 - 05:21 PM
As per the Toshiba website:
All Toshiba laptops ship with the ability to run the system recovery process from a hard disk partition, and software for creating recovery media is also bundled. Toshiba recommends creating recovery media to ensure the ability to run a system recovery even if the hard disk recovery partition is damaged or deleted, or if the hard disk breaks.
If you have lost the cd, you can get it from Toshiba for free.. there is just a small shipping and handling charge.
Posted 24 May 2010 - 05:48 PM
Posted 24 May 2010 - 06:43 PM
To access the recovery partition do the following...
Power off the laptop.
Hold down the 0 (zero) key and turn the laptop on. Keep holding down the zero key until the TOSHIBA logo appears.
Start tapping the zero key repeatedly at this point.
Stop if the unit beeps or when the TOSHIBA logo disappears.
The screen should flash HDD RECOVERY MODE for a second and then it will load the Toshiba recovery program right from the hard drive.
Note that this erases all data, and reloads all factory default software.
Posted 24 May 2010 - 07:44 PM
Thanks again for the help.
Edited by bake, 25 May 2010 - 05:58 AM.
Posted 24 May 2010 - 08:15 PM
As Murray S says contact Toshiba with the model number and they should be able to sell you the original recovery disk with OS and drivers for a minimal amount of cost.
You can start HERE in getting the correct recovery disks for your system.
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