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Old 11-21-2010, 04:51 AM   #16
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EDDY: that is ONLY the SP 1 upgrades NOT the vista installation disc this person is in need of but nice try

http://www.vistax64.com/vista-instal...-iso-file.html
 
Old 11-21-2010, 07:25 AM   #17
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hi

As you are very new to linux pls don't install it...yet.

Instead try out a few live cds or dvds so you can get a feel for their package managers=how they do system updates, install/remove software

At the risk of being flamed I suggest try www.distrowatch.com and look at linuxmint as your first live product as it has good codec support and a Vista style menu.

2) install windows and then download virtualbox for windows and try out distros from within windows if you have sufficient ram.

good luck
 
Old 11-21-2010, 11:20 AM   #18
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So, in the case that I get a recovery disc from Sony; all I have to do is to put it in the drive. Or will the grub still be a problem for me?
What I want is to boot directly into Vista. Would a recovery via a recovery disc erase everything? I mean every partition on my disc including the recovery partition. I think that is as clean sweep called; na ja I am not sure about that. But you understood what I want.
 
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When you boot to your Recovery partition for vista, what options do you have? You should have an option to Repair Computer and when selecting that get 5 options which include Startup Repair which is what you would use to repair the bootloader for vista. Take a look at this link:

http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/EBC...r+from+the+DVD
 
Old 11-21-2010, 03:35 PM   #20
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So, in the case that I get a recovery disc from Sony; all I have to do is to put it in the drive. Or will the grub still be a problem for me?
What I want is to boot directly into Vista. Would a recovery via a recovery disc erase everything? I mean every partition on my disc including the recovery partition. I think that is as clean sweep called; na ja I am not sure about that. But you understood what I want.
Factory restore disks are intended to make the computer act as it did when it was shipped from the factory. They remove everything that is on the disk. Then they reinstall the original operating system and trial software. Your disk will end up with one partition that takes up all of the space on the disk, the MBR will have the Microsoft Vista boot loader, and the only software will be Vista and trial software.

Also they DO NOT recreate a recovery partition. That is the only difference between the computer when it left the factory and the computer after restoring from a factory restore disk. You will have one partition and that partition will contain Vista. The MBR will be rewritten to boot Vista directly.

I've done this many times for my clients when their disk drive fails and they don't already have factory restore disks that came with the computer or were supposed to be created by the owner when the computer was first taken out of the box.

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Old 11-21-2010, 07:04 PM   #21
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Thank you for all the suggestions; I am getting a recovery disc from Sony. Hopefully, that will solve my problem.
Anyway, is there a way to create the recovery partition again after using recovery discs?
 
Old 11-22-2010, 12:55 AM   #22
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This is not the same link you replied with !!!
 
Old 11-22-2010, 01:26 AM   #23
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It's part of the other link
 
Old 11-22-2010, 04:16 AM   #24
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Here is another link also:
https://om.one.microsoft.com/opa/Val...vaScriptOn=yes
 
Old 11-23-2010, 02:02 AM   #25
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Apparently Linux doesn't trust this website and if it doesn't I won't either!!
 
Old 11-23-2010, 04:56 AM   #26
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That 1 is microsoft it's to replace software
 
Old 11-23-2010, 10:58 PM   #27
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Like tiredofbilkyyaforallican said the information that I gave on

is not a valid solution, though the last 1 is a link that ifyou are able to boot your system ms will scan os for validation, after doing so you can purchase another installation disk. I BELEIVE that they will still have vista disk.

After giving wrong possible solution it let's me know to always have documentation on hand supporting facts, before posting replies.
 
  


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