Dell :: Buy And Use Old XP Discs To Downgrade

Oct 5, 2008

I'm looking at buying a Dell. I already have an old Dell machine.

If I buy the Dell it will come with Vista Home Basic. Can I use my old Dell recovery discs to downgrade the laptop to XP Home?

Will there be any issues with drivers, etc?

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Sony :: SR290 Downgrade Discs Available

Jan 31, 2009

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Jan 28, 2013

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Apr 21, 2013

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Jan 19, 2010

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That system needs to be rescued from the gates of hell anyway, so rather than reinstall Windows XP, I figured it'd be worth seeing how well 7 will run ...

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Jun 27, 2009

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The DVD RW Drive in my XPS will not accept blank CD-R discs...I have not tried other formats eg. DVD-R.  I ran the Dell self-inspection test.  All passed except those for this drive.  The message reported was 'unsupported'.  I reran the same test and obtained the same result.

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Jan 16, 2009

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Jan 3, 2015

I've got two mid-2011 Inspiron 15R-N5110. One has an Intel i3 and integrated graphics while the other has an Intel i7 with discrete graphics. I had the i7 first and got it without a hard drive. I installed Windows 7 from a Digital River ISO and all is well. I then purchased the one with the i3. It had its original hard drive and I made recovery media using the DataSafe Local Backup utility. Since both laptops are very closely related, is it possible to use the recovery media created from the i3's hard drive to restore the one with the i7? If successful, will this recreate a recovery partition on the target hard drive.

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Feb 28, 2009

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Aug 3, 2009

I wanted to know which part gets backed up the discs.

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And now I wanted to know whether should I make 2nd copy backup discs.

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Acer :: Recovery Discs- Cant Run Program Or Anything

Dec 16, 2008

when i put my recovery discs in, i cant sem how to use them.

i cant run program or anything, i cant seem how to use them.

for some reason i can only get bluray discs to run on the acer arcade thing and windows media centre(which just turns acer arcade and plays it through that)

iv tried vlc player and windows media player 1 and neither work

also my partitions are 140gb each.

im guessing the other is for storeing stuff and backups.

but how can i make it so i have like 250gb for the first partition and only 30-40gb for the second one?

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I have had this laptop for 2 years now. Unfortunately I have misplaced the recovery discs - need as I need to reinstall Vista from scratch. Where / how can I get replacements or download?

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Sep 10, 2009

I have SR490PBB bought from CDW last week and its recovery partition that contain Window XP has been deleted. Of course, I didn't create my discs as I was stupid. I tried to get support from Sony and it is not covered under warranty and they have hard time getting Recovery Discs as they said it new model.

If any of you have VGN-SR490PBB, help me get recovery discs. I think it will work for me too. I really need and want Window XP.

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Feb 24, 2009

What is the difference between the recovery DVDs packaged with my new HP laptop and the recovery discs that they recommend making once with the Vista Recovery manager?

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Jan 15, 2009

I read the clean install without activation, but must have missed something along the way. Is there a different type of upgrade disc for XP to Vista than upgrading from Vista to different versions of Vista? I want to make sure I am looking at the proper disc before purchasing. There are several on eBay, all look to be the same type of disc. My goal is to do the clean install, and if possible go from 32 to 64 bit now that I have 4 GB of ram and a t9300 to install.

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Jan 6, 2009

I bought the above laptop over a year ago with Vista Home Premium installed, with the usual partition including the recovery software. Did I make my recovery discs? No, I did not and subsequently had a hard drive failure that resulted in the partition being lost too. I managed to put an old copy of XP on which has been fine upto now. I just bought an xbox and want to put vista on my computer so I can use the Windows media centre.
Is there any other way I can get the recovery software without using Acer directly?

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Sony :: Portable1 Vaio Recovery Discs

Jun 26, 2009

I've come across these recovery discs that portable1 is selling for the vaio z series:


i have recently unable to restore my vaio to factory state from both the dvds i created nor from the partition. is it possible for me to use one of these?

do the windows come preactivated? what prevents me from buying the vista ultimate recovery set then? i have vista business.

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Nov 9, 2014

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Feb 18, 2009

One of my users has a Vaio SR and is trying to create recovery discs (DVDs) using Sony's tool. Sony's application fails at 24% every time with the following error:

"The disc could not be created.: Missing source folder or files."

It's running Vista and is pretty new, although they repartitioned the drive recently have installed a lot of additional software and may have uninstalled some Sony software. I'm thinking these could be the cause.

If not, any recommendations for third party software that provide similar functionality (full system backup images to disc)?

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Apr 14, 2009

I have a sony laptop - VGN-660N - every time I boot from the recovery DVD I get the following error:

"Cannot use this recovery disc for this computer. Confirm the model type"

I have the right discs per the label on the discs (discs are labeled for VGN-600 Series), which I purchased directly from Sony. I contacted Sony, who was worthless on the matter.

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I am ready to create my recovery dvds but the recovery center seems not to be working properly. When I go to the section "create recovery discs" there is no button there allowing me to start the process. What shall I do?

for clarity I also added a screenshot

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Apr 9, 2009

any HPDV range of laptop that are installed with 64bit Vista on the AMD version ?

Secondly does anyone know the cost of a Vista 64bit recovery disc for the AMD processor TL-58 1.9Ghz laptop and if so where to buy it from as I know one exists for the Intel version ?

Ive tried HP website & they weren't very helpful.

Ive also tried a retail version of Vista 64 + 32 bit,but some of the drivers are missing & cant be found,resulting in a half usable laptop.

There has to be an HPDV laptop model that comes with this software pre-installed.

Otherwise HP have seen to it that Im stuck with out being able to upgrade.

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I have owned my HP ENVY TouchSmart 15-j105sa Notebook PC, Part No. F5D08EA for a few months now and would like to upgrade the HDD to a Samsung Evo 840 (500GB) SSD.Could I use the recovery discs i created when I had laptop to install the OS on the new SSD? I know I could do this with previous versions of Windows but with secureboot etc i'm not sure if that can be done with Windows 8 I know it can be disable in BIOS however, I have the latest bios update for my laptop as i check regulary.

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