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Windows 7: restoring dell pc windows vista?

28 Apr 2014   #1
MrsRice2014

Pennsylvania
 
 
restoring dell pc windows vista?

i always used the control shift f11 key combos and it would always work. but now they are saying to do the f8 when the dell logo comes up and then another screen pops up where i am supposed to choose repair computer or something like that but the option to go to that screen doesnt come up on my computer. what am i doing wrong!

and i dont need the discs and what not to restore anything, i just use the computer as my gaming sims computer and i have all the pics and stuff i need already saved onto my mac.


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28 Apr 2014   #2
whs
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28 Apr 2014   #3
MrsRice2014

Pennsylvania
 
 

i went to the link that you provided (thank you) and it says about clicking on repair your computer which should be above safe mode. when that screen comes up for me i do not have the option to click on that.
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28 Apr 2014   #4
whs
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Looks like your recovery partition is corrupted or no more available.
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28 Apr 2014   #5
MrsRice2014

Pennsylvania
 
 

yikes. how exactly do i fix that? or is there even a way to do it.
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28 Apr 2014   #6
whs
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

If you can get a hold of an installation disc - any disc of the same edition (e.g. Home Premium), then you can install and activate it with the product key that is on the bottom of your laptop (assuming that this is a Vista key).

Else you may be able to get an installation disc from Dell. But they charge for that - at least S&H.

Here is a site from where you can download the Vista .iso (supposedly). You can try that too.

Windows Vista Direct Download Links

And here is some more:

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/30...n-dvd-usb.html
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