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How can I safely remove windows vista I mistakenly thought I had to install because the disk came with.
t takes forever to start up -having to select the correct system first -not to mention all of the space it takes up.
Do I need a recovery disk?

maureen r Ihave toshiba laptop stellite with windows vista
but windows vista in my laptop very slow
what ican do ?

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Hi mureen ok boot into windows you want, then when it's all loaded right click on the start button choose explore, then go down the list till you see the windows forlder one will say windows000 something like that, click on that one choose delete, then when it's deleted, close the box by clicking the red x at the top corner.
now once this is done we need to remove it from boot, press start then go to run...it may be under accessories ......type in msconfig then choose the BOOT.INI on the tabs.....then click on check all boot paths it should find that there is one copy of windows now and ask you if you want to remove the other one.
then click ok on the box and let it close.
now reboot your computer and see it asks you what version you want to run........

hope this helps.

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Need to reset my Windows Vista password on an old laptop. I forgot it.


Which operating system ????....

If you forget your Windows Vista password, you can reset it quickly and safely using a password reset disk or an administrator account.
Windows Vista allows you to create several accounts for different users; however, the administrator account controls system settings and manages the entire computer.
If you forget your password, resetting it allows you to create a new one to access system files. The reset procedure involves using simple password reset wizards.

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Click "Next" on the password reset wizard and select the password reset disk from the list of options. Type a new password and a hint for the password.
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Using an Administrator Account

Log in to your administrator account if you are the computer's administrator.

Click the "Start" button, type "lusrmgr.msc" (without quotes) in the search field and press "Enter." If prompted, enter your administrator password.

Double-click "Local Users and Groups" and then click "Users."
Right-click the account belonging to the user who forgot his password and click "Set Password."
Enter a new password yourself or have the account owner enter a new password he wants to use.
Re-enter the password for confirmation.


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/What-to-do-if-you-forget-your-Windows-password

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Create-a-password-reset-disk


or
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Windows Advanced Options Menu
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Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
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Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
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select safe mode with command prompt
Click start run type cmd press Enter
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this will vary depending on your operating system
type in net user username
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http://wiki.ljackson.us/Control_Userpasswords2
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Windows Password Recovery Basic
http://majorgeeks.com/CmosPwd_d239.html
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Which operating system ?

there are some you can download


If you computer crashes and your hard drive fails, you can lose a lot of data and spend a great deal of time trying to find all your discs and re installing all of your information.


It can be very difficult to find and re-install your operating system if you do not have the original CDs that came with your computer.


But if you create a recovery CD for your computer, the restore process can be much faster and quite easy.


Put the blank CD in your CD writer.


Click on the Windows Start button.


Click on the Control Panel option.


Click on Backup Your Computer from under the System Maintenance section option.


Click on the Backup Your Computer button on the Backup and Restore menu.


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http://neosmart.net/blog/2009/windows-7-system-repair-discs/


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