Windows Vista/Restoring Vista OS
I have a Dell Vostro 410 core 2 duo Quad PC about 4 years old ? It had Vista Business from new. My mom used it for about the past 2 years and had difficulty navigating Windows so my nephew installed Ubantu on it. I now have the PC back and am going to try to sell it. I don't care for the OS that is on it and want to replace it with what it had. I have no idea where the restore discs are ( if they even came with it).
Short of buying a new OS ( which would defeat the whole idea of selling it) , is there a way to reinstall Vista from Microsoft since it did come with it from new that is low cost or free ? I think it will be easier to resell with Windows instead of Linux.
The factory sticker says
Windows Vista Business OEMAct
Product Key YWTFV - 4RY68
Lastly , I have a Dell Inspiron AMD Dual core I think it is a 2.8 ? Not sure. It is about 5 years old and came with Vista Basic. I bumped up the ram to 3 gig. Of the Dell Vistro vs this PC , which is better overall.
Thanks , Andy
no you need to find the recovery dvd , or try to find it online download it from unsafe places , ask friends etc.. simply any dell Windows Vista DVD recovery should work , otherwise you have buy it form dell " if they still sell it" or somewhere else.
dell vostro seems to be more powerful and newer.
have a nice day.