Re: Re-Install vista
Thanks Ronnie, I guess I'll try that
"Ronnie Vernon MVP" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> Vista does not have the "repair install" option that you saw in XP. With
> Vista, you can perform an in place "Upgrade" installation instead. This
> should not effect any installed programs or personal files.
> Ronnie Vernon
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows Shell/User
> "Merle" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>I have tried to repair my installation. I have lost the ability to create
>>a restore point and I cannot make a back up. I have tried every solution
>>offered to me on the NG but nothing works. A re-install seems to be the
>>only way to me. I'm no expert on this subject but I thought it might be
>>worth a try.
>> "Lord Takyon" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>>> "Merle" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>>>> Hi all: I was wondering could I re-installed Vista Premium over the
>>>> first install and would it correct any file corruption that may have
>>>> occurred in the first install? And if so, would I lose any programs,
>>>> files, drivers, etc. that I have already installed? I don't want to
>>>> have to go thru the whole long drawn out process of starting from
>>>> scratch. Any help you can give me would be appreciated.
>>> Try repairing your installation first. I am not really familiar with
>>> how to do this on Vista, not sure if it is any different from XP, but
>>> someone here will be able to tell you. Running a disk check might also
>>> be a good idea. There are probably several options available to you, but
>>> it would have helped if you had provided more information, such as
>>> As for what will be left and what will need re-installing etc, not so
>>> sure, that is probably more dependant on what method you use to correct
>>> your problems.
>>> Can't think of a sig at the moment.
>>> Read this instead.