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Restoring WIndow Vista

Hey everyone, i was wondering if i backup my computer using the backup wizards on window vista and then use dban, which is a tools use to delete any partition on your computer, and still use the back up dvd to restore my computer without needing the vista cd?

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No, windows backup will only restore your data, for example My documents, Desktop, User settings, and Outlook data.
To restore the system you will need a windows install disk, or if your computer has a restore partition(like many dell, packard bell etc.), you can use the restore windows utility from partition.

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