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Question about using Vista Repair Disk


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#1 EducatedGuess

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 05:36 PM

Hi. I've been trying to find a specific answer to this question online to no avail.

I have created a Windows Vista Repair CD. I have some minor things going on with the computer, corrupted drivers, etc.

Question: When I run this in startup mode, it will NOT remove my files, correct? I am just going for the repair option, not a complete reinstall. In other words, I can use this to repair the OS and keep my files on the HD, right?

I just wanted to make sure. I haven't done this procedure in a while. It seems in XP I could repair the OS and keep all my files.

My important data is backed up, but still I don't want to lose anything.

Thank You, Educated Guess.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:15 PM

What exactly do you call Windows Vista Repair CD?
How was it created?

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:35 PM

A lot of vista computer did not come with disks. You create this from downloads which are available all over the Web.

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Posted 30 June 2011 - 11:38 PM

Are you talking about these options?

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 09:27 AM

Sorta. Years ago, before Vista hit the market, when it was in Beta, Microsoft had built in an option to create a "Repair Disk". This would allow you to repair the OS w/o losing files. For some reason, they cut it out on the final release product, but it's all over the internet.

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 08:06 PM

You still can create that disk, by performing a little trick. See here: http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/141820-create-recovery-disc.html

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Posted 01 July 2011 - 10:10 PM

Thank you for sending that to me. I will need a day or two to get to this, but I will let you know.

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