> I have an HP notebook with Vista Home Premium and after running SFC I
> have a few corrupted files.
> Question is there a way to bring in the original files when the OEM
> didn't send an install DVD or will offer one at all?
> All I have is the recovery partition with the option to "repair to
> original factory condition" which from what I gather means erasing
> all my settings and personal files.
> I have made a recovery disc (from the partition) and I have the
> "Anytime Upgrade DVD," and I'm curious is there any way to access the
> upgrade DVD to get to those files or even do a real repair of Vista
> without losing settings and personal files?
Uhh, once you get things straightened out again, consider this a warning
that you should be BACKING UP YOUR DATA! You spent the money on Vista,
now spend a couple dollars on an imaging program for your backup needs.
You should probably read your documentation a little closer; there are
usually two methods of recovery; one which should not damage data, and
the other which definitely will remove all your data.
A backup is ALWAYS necessary before messing with anything to do with
the OS in order to avoid problems such as this.
Best of luck,
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