crashed vista on hp can i replace with xp recovery disc

December 28, 2011 at 16:11:06
Specs: Windows 7
my friend's laptop was originally an hp w/an xp operating system. he changed over to a compaq vista operating system on the hp/xp. now the machine has crashed --- blue screen flashes with error messages -- . Can my friend fix the problem w/ hp windows 7 recovery disc?

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December 28, 2011 at 17:07:47
No, you need an Vista recovery disk to fix a Vista problem. If you attempt to use the Windows 7 disk it will probably just erase Vista and try and install Windows 7.

You would be better reverting to Windows XP. Using an OEM recovery disk on another manufactures computer is fraught with problems. I'm surprised you even got it to run in the first place.

Stuart


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