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    Download Windows Vista 32-Bit (x86) Recovery Disc









    These days people who get Windows Vista with a new computer or laptop from the major manufacturers like Dell, Acer, Toshiba HP and others will find they don’t get a Windows Vista DVD with their new computers. It doesn’t matter that you spent hundreds on your new computer with a valid Windows Vista you still are not entitled to the DVD.

    The problem with that is simple, when you have problems with your Windows installation and it’s not booting you need to use that disc to recover from the problem. For some people they have downloaded or borrowed Windows Vista discs from PC who purchased a full copy of Vista in a shop. Windows Vista has gone a step further having a simple recovery center with automated tools which will fix your install (unlike the XP days where you had to use Recovery Console and command lines to fix it) yet despite this without a disc customers can’t get to use this feature!





    Luckily Microsoft has listened to peoples complaints and have kindly made a recovery disc. It contains the contents of the Windows Vista DVD’s “Recovery Center”. It cannot be used to install or reinstall Windows Vista but does provide you with all the Recovery tools which should hopefully get you back on track.


    Download:

    Download Windows Vista 34-bit (x86) Recovery Disc
    Edit: Sadly we received a DMCA Takedown request for this and can no longer provide download mirrors. Sorry about that.

    Alternatively:

    Are you using the 64-bit version of Windows Vista? (If you are unsure, you are most likely using 32-bit). If so:
    Download Windows Vista 64-bit (x64) Recovery Disc

    Its important to ensure you use the right version (32/64 bit) for the Windows Vista you have otherwise it can cause problems!

    How to use:

    Unzip the recovery disc you downloaded, then burn the CD Image (ISO file) to a disc, if you are unsure how to do this why not have a look at Digiex's How to burn BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI images to disc guide.

    If your bios is set to boot from CD / DVD you can now put the burned disc in your computer and boot the recovery disc. If not you will have to set your computer to boot from DVD before the hard disk. You have to do this in the computers bios which is usually accessed by pressing F2 or Delete when you power the computer on.

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    I installed linux and it conveniently broke my boot loader so I used this recovery disc and now it all works perfectly. Thanks.


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    I couldn't even get through the system restore because it tells me i haven't created any checkpoints and i always did one every 2 weeks, then it said i could restore the computer back to factory settings,, then that gives me an error message saying it couldn't i would need a cd or backup and i saved the recovery cd both on a disk and on a portable drive and it said it couldn't find it. as for downloading a recovery cd on here thats what i want to do but don't wanna download the wrong one. like i don't know what is 32 or 64 and i don't where to look being i can't get past the blue screen.


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    Unhappy it didnt work

    it didnt let me download it so I can burn it to a disk so i can put it in my laptop i have a hp compaq windows vista home preimume

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tammy Lee Buck View Post
    it didnt let me download it so I can burn it to a disk so i can put it in my laptop i have a hp compaq windows vista home preimume
    try the download again,it worked for me then extract it
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    do u know the product key? please i'm stuck and don't know the product key


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    Quote Originally Posted by joecross View Post
    do u know the product key? please i'm stuck and don't know the product key
    this is a repair disc it doesn't contain windows vista,for the product key you would have to look on the computer itself for this or you could buy one

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    or if its branded look around the web for the correct oem key

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    If you have a laptop from Acer for example you can follow this guide here: http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/gui...overy-dvd.html you can google for the Acer OEM key, it will work using that tutorial aslong as you did really have an Acer laptop for example.
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    Thanks for your providing this reboot disk. I was about to spend some money getting my VISTA, which I HATE, to reboot. Now I do not have to. Thanks again, you really made my day.

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    i can't download the 32-bit , i can only get up to 38\5 before it says it broken

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    hi! i downloaded the iso and burn the iso on my cd-rom using IMGburn and when i use it on my friends laptop ... nothing happen ... how do u make it bootable because my friends laptop shows only a black screen when he turns the laptop on and no cursor

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    Hello everyone.First of all,thanks for building this website and forum for those in need of PC help!I'm a newbie, so bear with me ?)Which folder or files should I convert to an ISO to create the recovery disk?

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    extract the zip,there should be a iso file.burn it with Free ISO Burner and make sure to finalize disc
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    Thanks for the quick reply!I guess I got you at the right timeExtracting now, I'll keep you posted!

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    I've just extracted it, but all I get is a folder containing the original unzipped file!?

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    Creating an ISO file for CD burning.?
    I'm wanting to create a "vista recovery disc"(VRD) and have downloaded the necessary files.

    My question is what data should I be using to create the aforementioned recovery disk?

    Should it be the actual folder created after the extraction, or the individual folders contained within the 'VRD' folder created.

    Contained within the 'VRD' folder is as follows:

    BOOT FOLDER - Containing a:-

    BCD FILE
    BOOT.SDI
    BOOTFIX VLC MEDIA FILE

    SOURCES FOLDER- Containing:-

    The original compressed 'VRD' data

    and finally a BOOTMGR file.

    Any answers would be hugely appreciated.

    The reason for my need of an answer to this question and ultimately the ''vRD' is that my computer (when initially started up) takes me to a login screen with "other user" as the administrator which I'm unable to enter a correct username or password for.

    From research, I'm aware that this is some type of malware/virus corrupting my computer system that has disabled my use of 'safe mode' and booting from the CD-ROM.

    However, someone with the exact same problem was able to bypass these issues and log into their user account and complete a system clean through the use of a 'VRD' so hope is still alive.

    Here is the link

    Microsoft Answers

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    like it says above
    Unzip the recovery disc you downloaded, then burn the CD Image (ISO file) to a disc, if you are unsure how to do this why not have a look at Digiex's How to burn BIN, CUE, DI, DVD, GI, IMG, ISO, MDS, NRG and PDI images to disc guide.
    you should have a iso file
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    I'm still yet to find a definitive answer as to which file i should be using to create the "ISO" file i need to create a recovery disk to solve the corrupt system issues I currently have with my my computer system.

    There must be some GENIUS out there,that has the answer that I will be very appreciative of!

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    which one did you download? i get a iso
    http://digiex.net/attachments/downlo...overy_disc.zip
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    Thanks to Nimrod and rick550 for all the help. Sadly, my laptop's still not functional.

    I've got Vista Basic Home Edition on a Gateway model MT6821. It started crashing in early August, 2011, so I did a full factory restore from the recovery partition using the Repair Tools. After the restore I downloaded and installed all of the available Windows Updates and service packs, so it was current up to the beginning of September, 2011. It worked well after that for a few weeks, then it crashed. There was no new software or hardware added prior to the crash.

    It displays the same problem everyone seems to have: if I try to boot normally, the rectangular green loading bar comes up and stays on for hours, sometimes ending with a Session3_Initialization_Failed error. If I try to boot in Safe Mode, it gets stuck on crcdisk.sys.

    I've downloaded the zip file attached above, extracted it and burned the Vista_Recovery_Disc.iso file to CD twice, once with ImgBurn and once with Free ISO Burner (making sure to check the box to finalize the disc). When I boot from CD, there is a "Windows is loading files" message accompanied by a white, low-resolution loading bar. This loading bar completes and the rectangular green loading bar comes up, remains on for a while, then disappears. Then there is a blank screen. If I let the computer remain on for several hours, eventually an arrow-cursor comes up that I can control with the touchpad, but the screen is otherwise completely blank.

    Any ideas?

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    Verification of contents of Vista Recovery Disc .iso file

    When I unzip the attached Vista_Recovery_Disc.zip and burn the .iso file to a CD, this is what is on the CD:
    bootmgr (unknown file extension) 325 KB
    boot (folder)
    sources (folder)

    In the "boot" folder is:
    bcd (unknown file extension) 256 KB
    boot.sdi 3,096 KB
    bootfix.bin 1KB

    In the "sources" folder is:
    boot.wim 119,106 KB

    Can someone verify that these are the correct files? If anyone can explain what they are supposed to do, that might be helpful. This "recovery disc" has not yet produced advantageous results for my laptop.

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    stupid question time,, can i burn a vista dvd on a mac?
    sorry if it really is a stupid question.
    great site..very helpful

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    im not sure about mac software but there should be a free iso burner available for mac

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    new to the board,got a question my uncle has an hp #a6683w the hard drive went out and i put a new one in and he doesn't have the start up disc or a recovery disc.So i download vista recovery from here and it still wont load what can we do?

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    download a .iso of windows vista home basic 32-bit (you can find these on torrent sites)
    then burn that to a disk using a iso burner
    copy down the oem key from the sticker on the pc(it should look like this http://tips4pc.com/wp-content/upload...coasticker.jpg) and use that to activate it
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    Be sure to download a clean un cracked ISO, and you can use the key from the sticker on the PC with the appropriate licence file as explained in the tutorial here: http://digiex.net/guides-reviews/gui...overy-dvd.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick550 View Post
    download a .iso of windows vista home basic 32-bit (you can find these on torrent sites)
    then burn that to a disk using a iso burner
    copy down the oem key from the sticker on the pc(it should look like this http://tips4pc.com/wp-content/upload...coasticker.jpg) and use that to activate it
    thanks just found one from torrent

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kethersdad View Post
    Thanks to Nimrod and rick550 for all the help. Sadly, my laptop's still not functional. I've got Vista Basic Home Edition on a Gateway model MT6821. It started crashing in early August, 2011, so I did a full factory restore from the recovery partition using the Repair Tools. After the restore I downloaded and installed all of the available Windows Updates and service packs, so it was current up to the beginning of September, 2011. It worked well after that for a few weeks, then it crashed. There was no new software or hardware added prior to the crash. It displays the same problem everyone seems to have: if I try to boot normally, the rectangular green loading bar comes up and stays on for hours, sometimes ending with a Session3_Initialization_Failed error. If I try to boot in Safe Mode, it gets stuck on crcdisk.sys. I've downloaded the zip file attached above, extracted it and burned the Vista_Recovery_Disc.iso file to CD twice, once with ImgBurn and once with Free ISO Burner (making sure to check the box to finalize the disc). When I boot from CD, there is a "Windows is loading files" message accompanied by a white, low-resolution loading bar. This loading bar completes and the rectangular green loading bar comes up, remains on for a while, then disappears. Then there is a blank screen. If I let the computer remain on for several hours, eventually an arrow-cursor comes up that I can control with the touchpad, but the screen is otherwise completely blank. Any ideas?
    I am having the same issue with the blank black screen after the windows loading bar.. anyone found a way around this?

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    Get a windows 7 disc and install that instead, Should work fine, Might be something damaged in the recoverys that is stopping it rebooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Antony.R View Post
    Get a windows 7 disc and install that instead, Should work fine, Might be something damaged in the recoverys that is stopping it rebooting.
    Will i lose anything doing that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evoo View Post
    Will i lose anything doing that?
    Reinstalling will wipe your data
    You can do one of these
    Hook up your hard drive to another computer to copy data
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    Use a linux live cd or usb and copy your data to discs or other types of storage
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    i guess i will try that if all else fails, thanks

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