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Hello experts, someone formatted my PC and installed xp proffesional. I was using Vista Business. But the recovery and backup is on my H: drive, but i can't seem to run it. My system came with a pre installed Vista Business but i have a product key. Please help me restore windows vista business

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  • langalibalel Oct 14, 2008

    Hello experts, someone formatted my PC and installed xp proffesional. I was using Vista Business. But the recovery and backup is on my H: drive, but i can't seem to run it. My system came with a pre installed Vista Business but i have a product key. Please help me restore windows vista business

  • tonyweb Oct 23, 2008

    I have the same problem, it started with this issue here and when the advice here didn't get me to a workable solution, I decided to backup the computer and begin a clean install of Vista Ultimate.

    I did that and then restarted with the repair mode and it said "Sorry wrong version" same CD, same license, I kept both up to date and yet it's saying different version?

    I'm downloading the restore CD as per this thread, if that doesn't work I'm not sure what to do


  • tonyweb Oct 24, 2008

    I have a similar problem that langalibalel had.

    My problem started with this issue here.
    When the advice here didn't get me to a workable solution, I
    decided to backup the computer using Windows Backup and begin a clean install of Vista
    Ultimate.

    I did that and then restarted with the repair mode and
    it said "Sorry wrong version" same CD, same license, I kept both up to
    date and yet it's saying different version?

    I downloaded the restore CD as per this thread, but it said wrong version, so I tried the 64 version. That one worked, but said my backup was the wrong version

    So what I think has happened is that somehow I am running the x64 version of Vista, yet I used the same installation OEM CD - not sure where to go from here.

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Try to look for a message when your computer first starts booting to "Press Fn for Setup or Fn for Recovery". Hit the recovery one. It may be any F key. It should take you to the Recovery program where you can wipe out the XP op system and reinstall Vista. Do a FULL recovery.

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You can go to this site and create a Vista recovery cd. The instructions are on this page,then you will be able to recovery your Vista OS.:
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

You may have to copy and paste the link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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