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    hi uys new to this forum i have a big problem, i have windows vista on my laptop but, stupidly i downloaded a mac them and iv lost my vista iv tried everything i can think off the 1 thing left to do is get my hand on the vista disk but i dont no anyone that got one so can i do anything online with out paying or any ideas what to try, thanks hope to here from u soon guys!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: helppppp

    Hello Daffy,

    Welcome to the Vista Forums.

    I'm not sure I understand what happened here. You tried to install a Mac theme and now you can't boot into Vista??? Most OEM comps have a recovery partition. If you fill out your system specs (under 'User CP') we may be able to help you further.

    If you have the owners manual for the lappy, the info on how to get to the recovery/repair features will be in there.

    You could also try 'safe mode'. Info here if needed: Safe Mode


    Hope you enjoy the forums.
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    Re: helppppp

    So you have installed mac on a vista machine and you lost vista and you want vista back. right?

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    Re: helppppp

    Quote Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
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    yeah ill do the cp thing now i can boot up the laptop hence y im on here but the system is stupidly slow and is running on the same type system as windows 95

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    Re: helppppp

    Quote Originally Posted by kavita View Post
    So you have installed mac on a vista machine and you lost vista and you want vista back. right?
    no its a mac theme for vista but yeah i wan normal vista back with out paying iff you get what i mean

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    Re: helppppp

    Oh so its just a theme. then you can simply do a System Restore - How to to revert the changes.

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    Re: helppppp

    Quote Originally Posted by kavita View Post
    Oh so its just a theme. then you can simply do a System Restore - How to to revert the changes.
    iv done that no good could u do anything threw remote assistance

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    Re: helppppp

    Sorry, when you said lost vista, I thought you couldn't boot into it anymore. Would have thought the restore point would have worked.

    Try this: System Files - SFC Command

    Please keep us posted.

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    Re: helppppp

    Quote Originally Posted by garysgold View Post
    Hello Daffy,




    Welcome to the Vista Forums.

    I'm not sure I understand what happened here. You tried to install a Mac theme and now you can't boot into Vista??? Most OEM comps have a recovery partition. If you fill out your system specs (under 'User CP') we may be able to help you further.

    If you have the owners manual for the lappy, the info on how to get to the recovery/repair features will be in there.

    You could also try 'safe mode'. Info here if needed: Safe Mode


    Hope you enjoy the forums.
    Please keep us posted.

    Gary
    Hello daffy123, welcome to Vista forums!

    You could do as Gary said and boot into safe mode, then when there you could select the "Last Known Good" option.


    Later Ted

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    Re: helppppp

    Hi,

    The issue with a lot of these MAC themes is that they physically change a lot of system resource files. The good ones (bricopak is one for XP), backup all the original files it changes and thus allows you to uninstall the changes. A lot of these themes are not that well written and do not backup anything because of this the only real way to remove is to re-install

    System restore will sometimes work but as some of the files normally changed may not be included in the restore this can be a bit hit and miss.

    One thing to try is to check on the website of the theme pack and see if they have any removal instructions

    Alternatively you could Google for removal instructions for the specific pack you have used

    If it's possible to borrow a Vista DVD a repair install may cure the problems but it may be that a complete re-install is the only solution

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