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How do i re install vista on my laptop after I restored factory settings?

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    How do i re install vista on my laptop after I restored factory settings?

    I recently carried out a factory restore on my Compaq Presario C700 (C773EA) and now it will not boot up saying "windows could not complete the installation. To install windows on this computer, restart the installation."

    I can't find any of the software disks that came with the laptop so am not sure what to do now.

    Can anyone advise?


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    Re: How do i re install vista on my laptop after I restored factory settings?

    Welcome
    Can you do the restore again?

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    Re: How do i re install vista on my laptop after I restored factory settings?

    I guess so, I just pressed F11 repeatedly in boot up which took me to the menu. Im at work at the moment so can't check.

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    Re: How do i re install vista on my laptop after I restored factory settings?

    That is the way it is done, why not try again? The first time it installed with corruption.

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    Re: How do i re install vista on my laptop after I restored factory settings?

    I will give that a go when I get home. So you are saying that I need to press F11 in boot up and restore factory settings again?

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    Re: How do i re install vista on my laptop after I restored factory settings?

    If it were my computer that is what I would do. If you still have problems after that we will look for other alternatives. If it works the way it should the restore should be just like you took your computer home on the first day. Keep up posted and good luck.

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    Re: How do i re install vista on my laptop after I restored factory settings?

    Ok thanks will do!

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