Windows Vista 32-Bit (x86) Recovery Disc

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  1. Nimrod

    Nimrod Exotic Vendor

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    Download Windows Vista 32-Bit (x86) Recovery Disc




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    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!

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    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.
     
  3. she11

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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.
     
  4. Tammy Lee Buck

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    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
     
  5. Rick

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    try the download again,it worked for me then extract it
     
  6. joecross

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    do u know the product key? please i'm stuck and don't know the product key
     
  7. Rick

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    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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    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.
     
  11. Apples

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    i can't download the 32-bit , i can only get up to 38\5 before it says it broken
     
  12. bing55me

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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
     
  13. Fruitloops

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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?
     
  14. Rick

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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 time:)Extracting now, I'll keep you posted!
     
  16. Fruitloops

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

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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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    Vista Recovery Disk Help

    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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