Solved Re:Windows Vista Uninstall problems

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April 2, 2019 at 03:32:51
Specs: windows 10, intel i5
Hello all, i want to be able to wipe clean the hard drive of a windows vista laptop whats the best way to go about this.

I have not used this Laptop in 5 years still working well.

I cannot download because I cannot load webpages for some reason.

Diagnose connection problems comes up, when I click on it it says, internet explorer cannot display webpage. Also it says windows did not any problems with this computers network.

Any ideas welcome, thanks, Gep


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April 4, 2019 at 03:31:55
Recovering from the dedicated recovery partition (select models only)
✎ If your computer includes a solid-state drive (SSD), you may not have a recovery partition. You will not be able to recover using this procedure. Recovery discs have been included for computers that do not have a partition.
Use these discs to recover your operating system and software.
On some models, you can perform a recovery from the partition on the hard drive from either the Start
button or f11.
To restore the system from the partition, follow these steps:
1. Access Recovery Manager in either of the following ways:
❏ Select Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager.
–or–
❏ Restart the computer and press f11 while the “Press <F11> for recovery” message is displayed on the
screen. Then select Recovery Manager.
Recovery Manager opens.
2. Click Advanced Options.
3. Click System recovery, and then click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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#1
April 2, 2019 at 05:28:51
Hi again gep.

Best to delete all the partitions.
Do you have an XP or Vista or other install disk?


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#2
April 2, 2019 at 05:32:11
"I cannot download because I cannot load webpages for some reason"
Could be lots of reasons, if we delete all the partitions, you won't have that problem.

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April 2, 2019 at 06:26:23
What OS are you considering to use in place of Vista?

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#4
April 2, 2019 at 12:15:19
"internet explorer cannot display webpage"

One of the problems may be Vista itself. It's no longer supported & neither is the version of Internet Explorer (IE9) that comes with it.

Why do you want to wipe the HDD? Do you want to replace Vista, reinstall it, or just dispose of the laptop? As stated above, you can boot off any modern Windows disc (XP or later) & then delete all partitioning. Or you can use any 3rd party software that's designed to wipe a HDD such as DBAN (Darik's Boot & Nuke) contained on the UBCD (Ultimate Boot CD):
https://www.ultimatebootcd.com/dban...


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April 3, 2019 at 01:42:30
Hello all, I am giving my computer to someone who needs a computer.

I have not got a Windows disc.

Cannot download DBan or anything else.

Is there anything I can do, short of giving it over to a computer repair man we know.

Thanks for your help, Gep


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April 3, 2019 at 01:48:12
Take the drive out & connect it to a good computer as a slave ( a second hard drive )
Then format it.

That then means the new owner, has to install an operating system.


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April 3, 2019 at 01:56:29
Hello Johnw, thanks for your help, Gep

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April 3, 2019 at 05:00:12
You'll need a usb adapter to connect the drive (presumably a SATA drive) to the working computer.

They are very inexpensive and (as usual..) found on amazon and likely Egg Head too.

I've used (have both UGREEN and StarTech adapters. UGREEN include an external power adapter (should there be need for it); and StarTech are simply usb powered.

Both work perfectly.


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April 3, 2019 at 08:34:51
A laptop should have a restore/recovery partition. Rather than going thru the hassle of taking out the HDD & formatting it, just trigger the OS recovery. That will wipe the HDD & install a "fresh" copy of Vista. If you'll post the make/model of your laptop, one of us should be able to post the instructions.

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April 3, 2019 at 11:10:36
Even better idea fro riider - presuming that partition is still there...

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April 4, 2019 at 03:14:44
Hello all, Its a HP G60-G60 - 214EM its a few years old.

Thanks for all your replies, Gep


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April 4, 2019 at 03:31:55
✔ Best Answer
Recovering from the dedicated recovery partition (select models only)
✎ If your computer includes a solid-state drive (SSD), you may not have a recovery partition. You will not be able to recover using this procedure. Recovery discs have been included for computers that do not have a partition.
Use these discs to recover your operating system and software.
On some models, you can perform a recovery from the partition on the hard drive from either the Start
button or f11.
To restore the system from the partition, follow these steps:
1. Access Recovery Manager in either of the following ways:
❏ Select Start > All Programs > Recovery Manager > Recovery Manager.
–or–
❏ Restart the computer and press f11 while the “Press <F11> for recovery” message is displayed on the
screen. Then select Recovery Manager.
Recovery Manager opens.
2. Click Advanced Options.
3. Click System recovery, and then click Next.
4. Follow the on-screen instructions.

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#13
April 4, 2019 at 05:09:33
Hello all, it says I need discs, I have got rid of them a few awhile ago. Having it wiped clean and a new O.S on it, thanks again for your replies, Gep

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April 4, 2019 at 05:18:36
Give the credit to riider, please Gep.

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April 4, 2019 at 09:22:10
"Give the credit to riider, please Gep"

Thanks Johnw, but you posted the detailed instructions so I'm good with it. :-)


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April 4, 2019 at 10:43:03
Hello All, sorry, was not sure who to give credit to, thanks Riider and all, gep

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