Re: Reinstall

The key will be tied to the recovery disk
Why not get the system how you would like it, then Image it? - Acronis True

"Zach J." <Zach J.@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message

I have a similar question, if this topic is still alive.
I have just purchased a new laptop with Vista Home Premium installed. Of
course, no system disk, only recovery. But! I'd like to reinstall Vista
without some of its components ("nlite" it) to gain more performance.
As i have a legal product key, can i e.g. barrow a Vista disk from someone
else, nlite it, and install with my own product key?
If not, is there any other way to do this kind of reinstall without paying
for another Vista (which of course i'd like to skip...)?


"John Barnett MVP" wrote:

When you purchased the PC you should have had either a recovery DVD or
should be a recovery partition on the hard drive which will allow you to
re-install Vista. If there is no recovery partition on the hard drive
your PC manual for help on how to re-install the operating system from a
recovery partition) and you have not received any recovery DVD then
the PC manufacturer to see if they can provide you with a recovery DVD.

John Barnett MVP
Associate Expert
Windows - Shell/User


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"Ellen" <Ellen@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
i own a PC where Windows Vista was originally installed on it, but the
was installed over it. I want to reinstall Vista.
The issue is that when i purchased the machine in never received a
disk so all i have is the product key sticker that's located underneath
PC it's self.

How can i go about reinstalling the Vista OS without purchasing a whole


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