Re: Vista disc from MS
Yes- and ?
<email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Aren't the HP Recovery Disks considered Shadow Copies of the OEM and
>> reliable? I made my own recovery disks as well and I backup my system on
>> external HD (Western Digital book) each week. HP doesn't include MS disks
>> with the computers anymore.
> Problem with many mfr. discs is that they only relate to a specific
> configuration, so many of the drivers that you would find on the MS retail
> and OEM discs are missing.
> In theory the retail and OEM authentic MS discs install the same OS,
> the difference being in the licensing. When an OEM installation
> goes pear shaped, or deactivates, you are
> told to contact the (OEM) vendor to resolve the problem.
> The OEM vendor should have provided a recovery route, either
> media, or on the HD. So when the HD fails, you can't
> recover as the recovery partition has gone with it.
> Recovery optical media may of course wipe all your data, thus
> reverting you to as received from the vendor state.