[HELP] where is my vista boot disk?

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  1. Tman47

    Tman47 Active Member

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    i few months ago i bought a dell inspiron 1720.

    i kept everything together in the box, i want to format my laptop now and boot it back to vista. but in the box the only disks i have is office '07 and this thing called "reinstalling dell media direct"

    does that disk contain my OS? or what does/should
  2. hooger

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    Usually on first boot or sometime after the computer asks you to make a recovery disk, or they at least put a recovery partition on your hard drive.

    Most new computers don't come with the recovery disks anymore, just the data on the computer.
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    well i just opened the media direct disk and it says this is used to restore windows OS so i think this is it
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    Well then there you go

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    Tman47 Active Member

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    haha well actually im gonna try to put vista on my 5100 as well, hopefully itll work

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    also one more question, if i wanted to downgrade my 1720 could i just pop in my old XP boot disk and restore after i boot to DVD?
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    you will need to format first, but it should work.

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