Re: Re-install Vista?
Ok, that's what I thought.
As for backing up and restoring the Outlook mail folders and IE cookies,
newsgroups, identities, etc. is there a list of what to do and how to do it?
I know I need to back up my mail stores.
I remember from Win XP days that there was a way to backup/export cookies
and favorites. Does this still exist for Vista?
"John Barnes" <JBarnes@email.com> wrote in message
> Even if you could install Vista over itself, what would you expect to
> gain? At best it would repair any defective files and you would need the
> same level DVD as the system installed. You could run system file checker
> to see if you do have defective system files. Best bet would be to
> reinstall and only reinstall those progams etc that you are currently
> "Walter Cohen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> I'm running Vista Home Pro w/SP1 on my desktop and I get random freezes
>> with IE as well as other issues I've had with Windows Defender and just a
>> general more sluggish system than over a year ago when I loaded it new.
>> I'm wondering if there's a way to reinstall Vista over itself or would I
>> have to start over from a clean HD and reinstall?
>> I'm not looking for a repair, I don't think. I have no problem with
>> starting over from scratch and reinstalling all my applications but if I
>> don't need to....
>> Any way, if I do want/need to start over what (and how) do I need to
>> backup in order to restore later such as mail folders, IE settings, etc?