How to Make a Vista Install Boot Disk

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How to Make a Vista Install Boot Disk
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Creating a boot disk from which to install Microsoft's Windows Vista operating system will let you reinstall the OS, which can be useful if your computer manufacturer failed to include a disk with your purchase. You can make a Vista install boot disk by downloading a disk image (or ISO) of the Windows Vista Recovery Disc and burning it to CD.

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Things you need

  • Torrent program
  • Blank CD
  • CD-burning program

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  1. 1

    Go to the Vista Recovery Disc Download page on The NeoSmart Files website (see Resources).

  2. 2

    Select the link for your type of Vista installation (32- or 64-bit).

  3. 3

    Click "Run" and choose the option to open the link with a torrenting program such as BitTorrent. Doing this will download a Vista ISO file to your hard drive.

  4. 4

    Insert a blank CD into your computer and open your CD-burning program.

  5. 5

    Click on the option to create a "Boot" or "Image" CD.

  6. 6

    Drag and drop the downloaded Vista ISO file to the "Boot" or "Image" queue and press the "Burn" button.

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