1 Copper

PC restore with dell win7 upgrade?

I want to perform a PC restore on my inspiron. The original PC came with vista but then I got the dell win7 upgrade. Is it possible to still use the PC restore partition to restore it to the original settings with vista, then upgrade again with the dell win7 disc?

I read elsewhere on this forum that the win7 upgrade makes the PC restore partition corrupt and useless, is this true?

Will the win7 upgrade work a second time or is the licence (? or whatever it is?) only good for one use?



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7- Thorium

Re: PC restore with dell win7 upgrade?

In most cases (all that I've seen posted here) installing a different OS than what was delivered with the PC does make the PC Restore unuseable.  

You should be able to reinstlal with just the Win 7 disc.

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3 Argentium

Re: PC restore with dell win7 upgrade?

I think you can't use PC Restore while you upgraded your default OS to another one.  It only works for the default OS as i know.

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