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Reinstalling Vista Business

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#1 Scottintexas


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 09:11 AM

I am having too many problems to list. I have tried to restore to a previous check point, but every one of the checkpoints results in an error and is aborted. When I was trying to update windows one of the updates wouldn't work and I was told that I may need to reinstall Vista. So if I am going to reinstall, I want to know if it will wipe my hard drive. It takes about three days to completely restore my files, and that doesn't include the software that I have to reinstall after that. I would like to just do the install we used to have where the program would ask if you just wanted to repair damaged or missing files. But I don't want to click next until I know what will happen.

Still searching for the "Read My Mind and Do It" button.

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#2 Allan


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Posted 14 September 2011 - 01:39 PM

I am having too many problems to list.

Unless you do, we can't offer much help.

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Posted 15 September 2011 - 07:57 AM

The mechanics of reinstalling any operating system depend on several things:

a. System manufacturer and model

b. The means you intend to use for such installation.

c. A valid license for Windows use on that system.

If the system is built/sold by an OEM (HP, Lenovo, etc.), they determine just how the reinstallation works on the systems they support.


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