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Windows vista does anyone know how to do a complete system restore with vista home basic? i did it before but i cant remember how i did it i know it asked me for a blank disc then it put somethin on it and when i ran the disc it started the computer as if it was new out of the box. Its buggin me how i done it any ideas?

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  • martin77 Apr 01, 2008

    i cant find the disk, but i also cant find how to make another? any ideas?

  • martin77 Apr 01, 2008

    i cant find the disk, but i also cant find how to make another? any ideas?

  • chris simard
    chris simard May 11, 2010

    you mean wipe your computer


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It's you restore disk by the sound of it.
You can usually just put the disk that you made in to the drive and restart the computer.
If you can't do it that way then there may be a program on the computer that runs and reads the disk you made to restore everything from within Windows.

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HiAre there any changes made? Intsallation of software, hardware or download.Well the best thing to do is to follow this.
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Difficulty: EasyTime Required: Using System Restore to reverse system changes in Windows Vista usually takes several minutesHere's How:
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