> Thank you all for the help. I will look into some 3rd party backup
> programs. Jimmy Brush mentioned using Windows Complete PC Backup, but
> I read that it was only available on "Professional" versions of Vista,
> and not the "Home editions". I looked for it, but could only find
> options to use a basic backup of documents, and not the operating
> system and software. The HP computer that I bought came with 0 disks,
> and Best Buy told me that their "Geek Squad" creates backup disks for
> Vista... for a fee. Amazing that they couldn't make my life easier,
> and just throw in the disks, for a computer that cost me over $1,000.
> On Jul 9, 10:40 pm, Jimmy Brush <j...@mvps.org> wrote:
>> You can use Windows Complete PC Backup.
>> - Click start
>> - Type: backup
>> - click backup and restore center when it appears
>> - click "back up computer"
>> - follow the instructions
>> Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Windows Vista Support FAQ -http://www.jimmah.com/vista/
Sorry, I didn't realize that it wasn't included in the home editions.
Are you sure there is not a repair partition on your computer? Some
computers allow you to press a certain key sequence while they start
that will allow you to "reset" your computer to the way it was when you
first got it. If so, then you would just need to backup your documents
I would be really be shocked if a new computer purchase didn't come with
a restore disk or anything.
Microsoft MVP - Windows Shell/User
Windows Vista Support FAQ - http://www.jimmah.com/vista/