Can you use a windows vista recovery disc on a windows xp laptop? Tags: Laptops Data Recovery Windows Vista Windows XP Last response: July 24, 2012 12:38 AM in Laptops & Notebooks Share impossiblegirl82 July 24, 2012 12:20:29 AM can you use a windows vista recovery disc on a windows xp? i've tried everything on my mom's xp laptop to no avial. both laptops are gateway. help!!!! More about : windows vista recovery disc windows laptop Maxx_Power a b D Laptop July 24, 2012 12:38:01 AM The vista vs. xp is not a big deal. BUT, each recovery disc is usually made for only ONE specific model of laptop/computer. If you try it, you'll find out whether it works or not. Best to get a copy of the recovery disc specific for that laptop model, or just a reinstall from a windows disc. Rockdpm a b D Laptop July 24, 2012 12:38:06 AM No i don't think you can, But you can do a install with a windows vista OS on a laptop with xp... Sorry kiddo. Maybe someone else can help Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWindows XP won't install from a disc ForumIs the Dell Windows Xp Reinstallation disc also for recovery ? ForumHp pavilion vista recovery options no boot up disc which option?? ForumI bought acer recovery discs for my new hard drive but its not working! ForumFinding a recovery disc for my acer aspire 5520. ForumToshiba xp home edition recovery disc gives a wrong Machine message and wont re- ForumRecovery disc use ForumUpgrade vista to windows 7 ~ stuck at acer e- recovery management ForumFree Download recovery disc for toshiba laptop windows 7 home premium OA 64 bit ForumFormated my disc and re-installed windows . Any help on recovery ??? ForumWindows Vista on Notebooks: Why and What Hardware? ForumUpgrading to Windows Vista 64-Bit from 32-Bit on new SSD ForumHP Laptop Cannot Read Win XP Disc ForumWrong hard disc space after formatting vista xp ForumUsing Dorri drive enclosure to attempt data recovery , but windows doesn't recogn ForumI need help! ForumHow do i find out my IP Address is on a laptop that was stolen? Forum[Solved] Looking for $400-600 Laptop ForumWhat should I check for on my used laptop? ForumToshiba laptop with random restarts More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !