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Recovery Disk should be latest available?


manrow

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I created a recovery disk when I bought my laptop new 18 months ago. Do I need to create a new one before attempting to reinstall Windows Vista,or would the 'old' one suffice?

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northumbria61

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The recovery disk that you created when you purchased your laptop will have all you require on it so no need to create a new one.

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lotvic

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Depends on the make and model of your laptop, and the program used to make recovery disk.

Some only give you one chance to make full system recovery disks - usually you need more than 1 dvd.

Are you sure you have got a full system recovery disk? some are just a boot disk to enable pc to boot into the factory hidden restore partition on hard drive.

Why do you need to reinstall Vista?

Please give us more details.

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manrow

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I understood that periodic reinstall of Windows was beneficial from time to time, especially when the laptop has now become very sluggish in operation. I had intended to save all my essential files to an external hard disc, and then reinstall Vista.

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onthelimit1

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'I understood that periodic reinstall of Windows was beneficial from time to time'

It can be, but usually a clear-up with Ccleaner, a run with Malwarebytes and a defrag will make a big difference.

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lotvic

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I agree with onthelimit1, do a clean up first and see if that improves performance.

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woodchip

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I think you have only one chance at creating a Rescue Disc, that is when You first start PC and set it up

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woodchip

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After saving your Personal Files, Just start Laptop with Recovery VD in the Drive, this will over-right the Partition with the Recovery Image that you Created when you got it

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