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nofam
13-05-2008, 01:39 PM
I've got a customer who's Vista PC has died (well, not died, but they're set on doing a rebuild rather than a recovery). It has a Vista Business COA, but no recovery partition, and they have no installation media.

I have Vista Business recovery media for an HP lappy, and was wondering if it's possible to use this to rebuild a non-HP machine. I seem to recall last time I tried this with XP it sensed that the machine wasn't HP and quit the install.

First and foremost, I need to know if this is legal of course!! :D

What's the go?

pctek
13-05-2008, 02:04 PM
I have Vista Business recovery media for an HP lappy, and was wondering if it's possible to use this to rebuild a non-HP machine.

probably not because its not likely to be a Vista only disk, but one withe drivers etc built in. So it won't like it.

And the COA is often built in to those laptop recovery disks.

Just borrow a Vista disk from someone.

nofam
13-05-2008, 02:20 PM
probably not because its not likely to be a Vista only disk, but one withe drivers etc built in. So it won't like it.

And the COA is often built in to those laptop recovery disks.

Just borrow a Vista disk from someone.

Yeah this one is actually Vista-only - the lappy also came with an XP Pro SP2 CD.

drcspy
14-05-2008, 04:35 AM
have Vista Business recovery media for an HP lappy, and was wondering if it's possible to use this to rebuild a non-HP machine

most likely it's locked to the hp bios........and


probably not because its not likely to be a Vista only disk, but one withe drivers etc built in. So it won't like it.

And the COA is often built in to those laptop recovery disks.

that too.......

and......


ust borrow a Vista disk from someone.

yeh but make sure you got the drivers first.......