Satellite Pro A300 - how to access the installation of Vista hidden partition?


I have a Satellite Pro A300 PSAGDA 2000R

It had Windows Vista installed when I got it, but after a while, had to reformat, so I did, (I want to reformat my computer every 6-12 months on average), it came only with XP disks even if he got a serial number for Vista on the underside of the laptop so I installed XP. That was about 2-3 reformats there now.

However, so that finding drivers I've seen mention of a hidden partition to reinstall Vista (which I hope it is 64-bit) and tried to do this several times but unfortunately it does not work, I guess that maybe what XP installation I can accidentally deleted or something? (Thought they had in fact on some solid state memory which could not be written more or something.)

* Is there a way I can access it, take another that won't cost a ridiculous amount (for example download) or a nice person enough to create an image to download on a site or something that I can download file sharing? *

I have also a spare copy of Vista (and a bit of XP) on the drive, none of them will work?

+ Another thing which I am interested in is can I get any of the preview of Windows 8 OS that will run on this laptop? Apparently it improved performance on Vista and W7 would be convenient for running on a laptop, and I have also heard say it is possible to upgrade to the full version of the preview or W7 for a minimal cost and would probably be much cheaper than other methods if possible. +

And I'm actually quite handy with computers, so don't be afraid to throw big words at me,

(Tried the methods found on the manual on page 3-8 ([link:]).)

I have European A300 and I believe that the principle on the rest of the same models.
A300 was offered with Vista preinstalled but without recovery disc Vista. Image that contains the operating system, drivers, tools and utilities for recovery has been saved on the HARD drive and with book factory owner was able to begin the installation of HARD drive recovery. It works with the factory only settings.

With preinstalled Toshiba laptop recovery disk creator owners have been able to create the recovery disk that can be used if the disk HARD recovery doesn't work anymore.
If you don t have access to this image saved on HARD drive recovery, you must use the recovery disc. If you don t have the disc that you have a problem. Recovery image can not be downloaded. All you can download are the unique rivers, tools and utilities that you can use if you install a clean version of the OS (operating system).
On the European models, recovery image was recorded on the second partition of HARD drive in the folder called HDDrecovery.

Anyway, A300 works with Win7 32 bit. I installed it on my machine and I m very happy with it.
> Another thing which I am interested in is can I get any of the preview of Windows 8 OS that will run on this laptop?
I put t know who should give you this overview, but the fact is that you get it from Toshiba. You should check if you can get it in another way.

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