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Repair Vista without install DVD?

  1. #1


    romanom Guest

    Repair Vista without install DVD?

    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?


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  3. #2


    philo Guest

    Re: Repair Vista without install DVD?


    "romanom" <romanom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4519225B-02CA-49B8-8952-A1361F3989CA@xxxxxx

    > 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?
    >

    I'd use *extreme* caution when using SFC.
    To be honest with you...I don't know if the previous problems with SFC have
    been fixed with Vista...
    but my guess is that they have not been.

    SFC (at least in the past) usually did way more harm than good.

    First off..SFC stores system files in it's archive. Unless the archive
    itself is updated each time Windows itself is updated...
    SFC will recognize the *newer* files as corrupted...and if you opt to fix
    them...you will replace the updated system files with their older version.

    I'd leave SFC completely alone and use "system restore" if you run into any
    major problems



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  4. #3


    Tom Ferguson Guest

    Re: Repair Vista without install DVD?

    At this time, you can use your recovery disk

    or back up your user files, repair to original factory condition, go to
    Microsoft update and jump through those hoops, restore user files

    or purchase a retail version, back up user files, wipe the HD, install
    retail version, &c.

    Tom
    MSMVP 1998-2007

    "romanom" <romanom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4519225B-02CA-49B8-8952-A1361F3989CA@xxxxxx

    >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?
    >

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  5. #4


    Curious Guest

    Re: Repair Vista without install DVD?

    Have you tried running check disk to fix the corrupted files?

    My computer/ right click on the drive/properties/Tools menu
    "romanom" <romanom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4519225B-02CA-49B8-8952-A1361F3989CA@xxxxxx

    >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?
    >

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  6. #5


    mee mee Guest

    Re: Repair Vista without install DVD?


    I am having problems too. I have corrupted files that are slowing the
    entire vista down. I need a back up disc of some kind, to reinstall the
    vista. Can you or someone help me?
    "philo" wrote:

    >
    > "romanom" <romanom@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:4519225B-02CA-49B8-8952-A1361F3989CA@xxxxxx

    > > 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?
    > >
    >
    >
    > I'd use *extreme* caution when using SFC.
    > To be honest with you...I don't know if the previous problems with SFC have
    > been fixed with Vista...
    > but my guess is that they have not been.
    >
    > SFC (at least in the past) usually did way more harm than good.
    >
    > First off..SFC stores system files in it's archive. Unless the archive
    > itself is updated each time Windows itself is updated...
    > SFC will recognize the *newer* files as corrupted...and if you opt to fix
    > them...you will replace the updated system files with their older version.
    >
    > I'd leave SFC completely alone and use "system restore" if you run into any
    > major problems
    >
    >
    >

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  7. #6


    philo Guest

    Re: Repair Vista without install DVD?


    "mee mee" <mee mee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:644632D2-49B9-4A64-8140-95270261B0F8@xxxxxx

    >
    > I am having problems too. I have corrupted files that are slowing the
    > entire vista down. I need a back up disc of some kind, to reinstall the
    > vista. Can you or someone help me?
    > "philo" wrote:
    >

    > >

    About all you can do for starters is try a "system restore"



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  8. #7


    mee mee Guest

    Re: Repair Vista without install DVD?

    I did try to restore. Didn't work. It restored, but still having major
    problems. Where do I buy a restore disk?

    "philo" wrote:

    >
    > "mee mee" <mee mee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    > news:644632D2-49B9-4A64-8140-95270261B0F8@xxxxxx

    > >
    > > I am having problems too. I have corrupted files that are slowing the
    > > entire vista down. I need a back up disc of some kind, to reinstall the
    > > vista. Can you or someone help me?
    > > "philo" wrote:
    > >

    > > >
    >
    >
    > About all you can do for starters is try a "system restore"
    >
    >
    >

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  9. #8


    philo Guest

    Re: Repair Vista without install DVD?


    "mee mee" <meemee@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:A1340818-D2A1-4EC2-BCE1-754EEB906E17@xxxxxx

    > I did try to restore. Didn't work. It restored, but still having major
    > problems. Where do I buy a restore disk?
    >


    Contact the manufacturer of you machine



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  10. #9


    Twayne Guest

    Re: Repair Vista without install DVD?

    > 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,
    --
    Twayne

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    Try this free replacement:
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  11. #10


    Twayne Guest

    Re: Repair Vista without install DVD?

    > "romanom" <romanom@xxxxxx> wrote in message

    > news:4519225B-02CA-49B8-8952-A1361F3989CA@xxxxxx

    >> 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?
    >>
    >
    >
    > I'd use *extreme* caution when using SFC.
    > To be honest with you...I don't know if the previous problems with
    > SFC have been fixed with Vista...
    > but my guess is that they have not been.
    >
    > SFC (at least in the past) usually did way more harm than good.
    >
    > First off..SFC stores system files in it's archive. Unless the archive
    > itself is updated each time Windows itself is updated...
    > SFC will recognize the *newer* files as corrupted...and if you opt to
    > fix them...you will replace the updated system files with their older
    > version.
    >
    > I'd leave SFC completely alone and use "system restore" if you run
    > into any major problems
    Well, we now know what YOU would do! And what your opinion of SFC is.
    None of which had anything to do with the OP's problem or assistance for
    him in any way. Did you forget part of your post? Or was that all you
    had to say?

    --
    Twayne

    Tired of MS Office and their shananigans?
    Try this free replacement:
    http://www.openoffice.org



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