1. Post #1
    B3vvo^'s Avatar
    August 2009
    216 Posts
    Hey guys, I need to fully reset/ restore my pc to factory settings so it isn't clogged up with all these loose files and games i have everywhere.

    Now, my question is - If i do reset it, do I need my installation disks to have Vista on? my dad sad something like that but he's a total derpfish.
    'Cause I don't have my install disks for vista I lost them like a year ago. :(



    WTB Win7... :(

  2. Post #2
    Paid for a title.
    Maurice's Avatar
    June 2005
    6,175 Posts
    You need to format your harddrive if you wanna start completely fresh and yes, you need a Windows Disc to reinstall Windows after that.
    Or the image of one if you wanna start from USB or something.

  3. Post #3
    B3vvo^'s Avatar
    August 2009
    216 Posts
    and would say...
    my dad having a laptop with win7
    would those installation discs work on my pc?

  4. Post #4
    Paid for a title.
    Maurice's Avatar
    June 2005
    6,175 Posts
    I guess.
    You won't be able to register Windows then, though.

  5. Post #5
    TheTiger's Avatar
    November 2006
    491 Posts
    You can download Windows Vista and burn it to DVD and use your serial to activate it, it's not illegal as far as i know unless you use pirated serial key/ other illegal activation mechanic.
    But if you want Windows 7 you need to buy it to have your own serial key.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Finland Show Events Disagree Disagree x 1 (list)

  6. Post #6
    B3vvo^'s Avatar
    August 2009
    216 Posts
    where can i download it from buddy? :)
    i think i might wreck my pc somehow...

    pc world are too kind and i like to take advantage.

    I had a 4 year old laptop that i spilt milk on it by accident so the keyboard wazzed out... i pulled the back off and spilt milk on the inside too so they could only replace it... i know it's bad but...
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Dumb Dumb x 3 (list)

  7. Post #7
    TheTiger's Avatar
    November 2006
    491 Posts
    Just search for original image of Windows Vista "the version you own" installation disc from some torrent tracker and download it and burn to a DVD.
    Then Boot from the DVD and format your HDD with the installation disc and after that just install it.

  8. Post #8
    B3vvo^'s Avatar
    August 2009
    216 Posts
    i'm probs gonna get banend for warez but

    my mate said i could torrent win 7 with some kind of loader?

    IM NOT GOING TO DO THIS
    I DONT LIKE TORRENTING
    I LIKE TO SUPPORT MONEYSOFT urr... i mean microsoft.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Dumb Dumb x 6 (list)

  9. Post #9
    TheTiger's Avatar
    November 2006
    491 Posts
    i'm probs gonna get banend for warez but

    my mate said i could torrent win 7 with some kind of loader?

    IM NOT GOING TO DO THIS
    I DONT LIKE TORRENTING
    I LIKE TO SUPPORT MONEYSOFT urr... i mean microsoft.
    Using a bootloader makes it "warez", but just downloading the disc image and buying serial key is legal.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply Finland Show Events Agree Agree x 2 (list)

  10. Post #10
    Gold Member
    PvtCupcakes's Avatar
    May 2008
    10,900 Posts
    You can download Windows Vista and burn it to DVD and use your serial to activate it, it's not illegal as far as i know unless you use pirated serial key/ other illegal activation mechanic.
    But if you want Windows 7 you need to buy it to have your own serial key.
    I did this for Windows 7. The download from MSDN crashed at like 90% so I torrented an ISO then compared the SHA1 hash to the hash on Microsoft's site to verify it was the same thing I would have gotten anyway. I just typed in the key from MSDN and it was all good.
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United States Show Events Agree Agree x 1 (list)

  11. Post #11
    I wasted a dollar on a stupid title.
    nikomo's Avatar
    September 2007
    16,627 Posts
    I did this for Windows 7. The download from MSDN crashed at like 90% so I torrented an ISO then compared the SHA1 hash to the hash on Microsoft's site to verify it was the same thing I would have gotten anyway. I just typed in the key from MSDN and it was all good.
    Same thing for me, except replace MSDN with ACM's MSDNAA, Windows 7 with Windows Server 2003 and SHA1 with MD5.

    Worked fine.

  12. Post #12
    Gold Member
    GoDong-DK's Avatar
    November 2009
    14,354 Posts
    This link should really be in the sticky: http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/1...-home-premium/

  13. Post #13
    Gold Member
    Darkimmortal's Avatar
    April 2009
    2,728 Posts
    The download from MSDN crashed at like 90%
    Get a download manager (IDM is good)
    Reply With Quote Edit / Delete Reply United Kingdom Show Events Dumb Dumb x 1 (list)

  14. Post #14
    bake someone a cake with laxatives and viagra and then they will have poopboners
    n0cturni's Avatar
    August 2007
    4,176 Posts
    Make sure you don't have any recovery partitions before using the dvd method.