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Old 08-04-2011
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Default New installation of Vista from Recovery drive


I have a HP Pavilion-DV5 laptop that came with windows vista..... It has 2 drives C and D. Drive C has windows and all the other stuff and D is a recovery drive with almost 8 GB of data in it. I am new to recovery and stuff and I know its possible to reinstall the windows but I want something else.......

I want to install windows 7 in my C drive after FORMATTING drive C (not drive D of course....) and I want to keep the vista recovery option as that is afterall ORIGINAL windows..... Is there any way to do that? I mean what if I install windows 7 and when I want my windows vista back, is there any way to install it from recovery drive??


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