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Wanting to make a bootable vista install disk from a vista computer

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July 17, 2008 11:02:13 PM

Hi, just wondering if it is possible to make a bootable vista home premium disk from a computer with a genuine Vista license. As you know companies such as Gateway Dell etc don't provide the pure install software just stupid recovery disks. If this is not possible is there a cheap alternative to acquiring just a data DVD of Vista without the license? I find it frustrating these companies provide you a license but not the genuine software. Thanks. Not looking to do anything illegal unless im forced to by these companies.

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July 18, 2008 10:20:16 AM

How to create a complete backup and restore image:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/99709-backup-complete...

How to create a recovery disc:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recover...

How to create a slipstreamed (SP1) installation disc:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/151606-vista-sp1-slip...
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July 18, 2008 11:16:04 PM

Some of those options require the original Vista DvD which is the problem, can you use a restore image on computers other than the original?
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