Solved Recovery Disk reinstall

Sound_Asleep

New Member
Hello :)
well last week my mate had locked herself out of her laptop
I had to create a windows recovery disk
I used it to system restore her system to a date before she had set her password
and on the menu it said install vista
and on my old laptop that my dad has it's a 2gb compaq presario
they're not made anymore
it has low memory it's very slow and really
hardly useable without getting very stressed
so if I used the recovery disk I created
and click install vista
will it be like a new laptop?
there's nothing needed on the laptop
so nothing is being lost by resetting the laptop
it's got vista home premium x86
thankyou in advance :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 7730
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, 2
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    UMA
    Sound Card
    Dolby(R) Surround Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD Flat.
    Screen Resolution
    Resolution 1440 x 900 x 59 hertz
    Hard Drives
    160 GB
    Split in two, Data drive, Personal Drive, 69.5 GB each.
    PSU
    Lithium Ion 6 cell Battery life 2.5 hours
    Case
    Gloss black, Plastic.
    Cooling
    Fan on the back and underneath.
    Mouse
    Touch Pad
    Keyboard
    Built In

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Hello Sound_Asleep,

You could use METHOD THREE in the tutorial below to reset the password instead without losing anything if still need be.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/102005-reset-user-account-password.html


If you used the OEM recovery disc that was created from your mates computer, then yes it will restore the laptop back to factory default like the day she first turned it on. You will not be able to use your dad's OEM recovery disc on your mates computer though.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Sound_Asleep

New Member
well the recovery disk was made using my laptop
I downloaded the files for the disk
and burnt them using an ISO burner :D
so I should be able to restore it to how it used to be
just by using install vista on the recovery disk I created?
ofcourse I shall keep note of the vista product key before I do it though :)
 
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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 7730
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, 2
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    UMA
    Sound Card
    Dolby(R) Surround Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD Flat.
    Screen Resolution
    Resolution 1440 x 900 x 59 hertz
    Hard Drives
    160 GB
    Split in two, Data drive, Personal Drive, 69.5 GB each.
    PSU
    Lithium Ion 6 cell Battery life 2.5 hours
    Case
    Gloss black, Plastic.
    Cooling
    Fan on the back and underneath.
    Mouse
    Touch Pad
    Keyboard
    Built In

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Unless you laptop is the same OEM brand, model number, and Vista version installed, you will need to use a OEM Vista recovery disc created on your mates laptop instead.

What brand is her laptop? I'll see if I may be able to find detailed instructions on how to boot into the recovery environment on her laptop to do a factory restore.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD

Sound_Asleep

New Member
the laptop i'm resetting is my dads laptop
it used to be mine but my dad bought me a new one
so he had my old one
but it's basically unusable
my dads laptop that needs restoring is a compaq presario c200 home vista basic
they're discontinued now :(
they apparently had alot of problems
with the screen which mine has
though the keyboard is ok
it's very very slow and it's only 2 years old
has 2gb of ram
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 7730
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, 2
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    UMA
    Sound Card
    Dolby(R) Surround Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD Flat.
    Screen Resolution
    Resolution 1440 x 900 x 59 hertz
    Hard Drives
    160 GB
    Split in two, Data drive, Personal Drive, 69.5 GB each.
    PSU
    Lithium Ion 6 cell Battery life 2.5 hours
    Case
    Gloss black, Plastic.
    Cooling
    Fan on the back and underneath.
    Mouse
    Touch Pad
    Keyboard
    Built In

Sound_Asleep

New Member
it's ok i've just completely factory reset through recovery manager :)
thanks for helping brink :D
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 7730
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, 2
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    UMA
    Sound Card
    Dolby(R) Surround Sound
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HD Flat.
    Screen Resolution
    Resolution 1440 x 900 x 59 hertz
    Hard Drives
    160 GB
    Split in two, Data drive, Personal Drive, 69.5 GB each.
    PSU
    Lithium Ion 6 cell Battery life 2.5 hours
    Case
    Gloss black, Plastic.
    Cooling
    Fan on the back and underneath.
    Mouse
    Touch Pad
    Keyboard
    Built In

Brink

Staff member
mvp
I'm happy to hear that you got it reset. :)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Envy Y0F94AV
    CPU
    i7-7500U @ 2.70 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB DDR4-2133
    Graphics card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 940MX
    Sound Card
    Conexant ISST Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17.3" UHD IPS touch
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    512 GB M.2 SSD
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