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i accidentally deleted the recovery folder on the recovery partition (win vista home) i think it was some sort of scheduled maintenance of some program that i did not configure properly? oops... lol i called toshiba and they said i needed to buy a recovery program, which i didnt bother doing. I bought a legal copy of vista and would like to install the correct files and in a way that when my computer starts looking for files it will eventually find them or i can point to the partition. i'm pretty sure it's not a matter of copy and paste (is it?)

thanks

Paul

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Why on earth didn't you just buy Toshiba's recovery media, which is surely cheaper than a new full OS? The recovery utilities are generally customized by the OEM - while the base WinRE implementation is universal, this isn't something that's the same between every image everywhere. –  Shinrai Apr 11 '12 at 16:58
    
just reading more threads which prompted more questions to add. I still have the original install (lucky me) but no recover disks. as i was reading further someone wrote that they had retail but it didn't work with OEM.. so does this mean that one day i may need to reinstall from scratch and my retail disk wont work... –  paul Apr 11 '12 at 17:17
    
hey Shinrai, thanks for the quick reply.... toshiba wanted 230 bucks and this kind repair shop sold me a legal, case, shiny dvd and serial all for 60 smackeroos and upgrade from home to business. thot it was a deal! –  paul Apr 11 '12 at 17:22
    
so i thought that i could explore the oem and extract the cab files and copy them to the partition folder. I dont know as much as you guys but i know that if my system ever crashes i know that i will probably have to do a complete new install which sucks but at least i backed up my files.... this time haha –  paul Apr 11 '12 at 17:24
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No way to recreate the factory recovery partition without using the Toshiba recovery discs. –  Moab Apr 11 '12 at 17:26

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