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Sorry, I meant no disrespect. - my frustration must be showing through! I am a day trader & use 2 laptops for charting and trading apps. Computer problems mean I can't make money because I'm trying to fix computers instead. Thanks much for the links - I'll digest thoroughly & give it a go. Thanks & regards. BTW, the PC in question is a Presario C500 with Celeron M440 & 945 Express chipset.
Once and for all, can someone tell me if it is possible to create an installation disk from a recovery partition. I have a Compaq laptop with Vista Home Basic, ca 2006 vintage, recovery partition only - no install CD. I would like to make an install disk in order to slipstream SP1 & SP2 & slim down using VLite. If this is indeed possible, please advise step-by-step procedure for doing so. Thx.