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.

  • 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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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