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. m 0 l 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 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources my laptop has the blue screen unmountable boot volume error and it doesn't have a disc drive, how can I use windows recovery? Forum SolvedCould I Use Any Lenovo Windows 8 Recovery Disc on My IdeaCentre K410? Forum SolvedAm I able to use my Laptop's Window's 7 Recovery Discs for my Desktop? Forum Solvedwindows 8 "clean" install on a new SSD, using windows 7 from recovery disc Forum SolvedRecovery disk for my Acer Laptop with Windows Vista Forum Booting a windows XP recovery disc from a flash drive or external hard drive Forum Free Download recovery disc for toshiba laptop windows 7 home premium OA 64 bit Forum Install windows xp recovery disc from flash drive Forum Booting a windows XP recovery disc from a flash drive or external hard drive Forum SolvedNeed to restore Windows 7 Factory Image on Dell using Vista Recovery DVD Forum Download recovery disc for toshiba laptop windows 7 home premium 64 bit Forum I have run disc clean up and defraged my windows vista laptop and deleted lots of files and pictures but I still have hardly a Forum Is the Dell Windows Xp Reinstallation disc also for recovery? Forum Download recovery disc for toshiba laptop windows 7 Forum I want to use my Windows 7 Ultimate disc to upgrade my laptop which has Windows 7 Home loaded. Forum upgrade vista pro to windows 7 using oem disc Forum SolvedDo I need vista/xp to use windows 7? Forum how can i fix system configuration error after recovery? I don't have original discs. HP media center 1250m uk with windows xp Forum SolvedNeed Help Making Recovery Disc For Windows 8.1 Forum Can I use a refurb Windows 7 disc on laptop not refurbished? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Laptops & Notebooks categories Battery Acer Asus Dell Hewlett Packard iPad Toshiba Vaio !