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Nightmare Laptop

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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
Someones given me a laptop to format and reinstall, which usually isnt a problem except this person is a friends mother who is a bit picky and not so very well tech savvy sooooo ...

Its an E-System 4115C.
The only disk they got was a single MS Works 9, thats not actually even installed.
Its running Vista Home Premium.
It has an original valid COA with the product key underneath.

I dont have a backup disk, they werent supplied with one, which one do I need to get? Some have multiple version on it ... dont they? I dunno, I havent been anywhere near Vista. DOS to Win XP x64 to Ubuntu yea, Vista ... no.

Any help appreciated.

Edit deal? I posted in MISC! MISC ! MISC!
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
To re-install you just need a vista prem disk, some of the e-systems have a hdd based recovery though
#2
I believe the vista disks are supposed to have all versions on them and which is installed is determined by the CD key you put in.
#3
hdd recovery usually initiated by pressing a function key on boot. most makes its either f10 or f12
#4
Thanks for the replies, I'll see if there is a recovery function on it and see if I can get my friends Ultimate Disk over.
#5
Just press f8 on boot and the recovery option is there that takes you onto Tech Guys recovery app.

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