What Are The Options?

Discussion in 'Installation & Compatibility' started by leafhound, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. leafhound


    Jan 26, 2008
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    I have a Fujitsu Siemens laptop purchased new with

    Vista Home Basic ID 89572-OEM-7332166-00019

    When the laptop first booted into the desktop it kept prompting

    to create 3 DVD's, after a few days i made DVD were created

    and the promp vanished.

    I ask you what are these 3 DVD's for?

    On a second note if i made a clean (not duel) install over Vista

    with Ubuntu could vista be recovered (clean install) with the DVD's :)
    leafhound, Jan 18, 2009
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  2. leafhound


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    My guess, not having access to the DVDs, is that they are "recovery" media -- to be used to restore your machine to its original condition. Are you sure they're DVDs not CDs?

    If you replace your OS with Ubuntu, then yes, if these are recovery media, they can be use to completely restore your machine.

    Would suggest you check with the machine vendor, to be sure.

    Also, Ubuntu now offers the ability to install inside Vista, in the form of a virtual OS, using a tool known as Wubi. If you're interested in trying ubuntu, that would be the best bet. Later, you can either uninstall Ubuntu, or you can back it off and convert your entire machine to running it.
    WAW8, Jan 19, 2009
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