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Windows 7: How to replace Vista recovery partition

09 Apr 2011   #21
hollyoaks777

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I know mate but what i was wondering is that if someone bought me a DVD in spain wouldn't work would it?


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09 Apr 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

As the screenshot shows, once you've reset your region 5 times you cannot change it again even if you Restore, reinstall or move the drive to another computer. So there's no point in trying unless you can find a workaround for your model.

I would post your exact DVD drive model with the problem stated concisely in the title in our Hardware forum to see if anyone there knows of a workaround, as it falls outside the purview of Installation since reinstalling cannot help you.

Are there any further issues with your reinstall?
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09 Apr 2011   #23
hollyoaks777

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No mate and I thank you's all for your time and effort much appreciated. Oh well if we didn't make mistakes we wouldn't learn from them. Thanks again
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10 Apr 2011   #24
theog

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
I know mate but what i was wondering is that if someone bought me a DVD in spain wouldn't work would it?
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10 Apr 2011   #25
hollyoaks777

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hollyoaks777 View Post
I know mate but what i was wondering is that if someone bought me a DVD in spain wouldn't work would it?
DVD Regions
DVD region code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thanks theog that was very helpfull not bothered at all now. But if a windows disc came from America would I have to change region or does it not matter with windows operating systems, office etc.
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