How to recover Vista Service Pack?

muz1234

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Every time the computer is reformatted, the clean version without the Service Pack is installed, does anyone know how to install the Service Pack, without hassle download the Service Pack from Microsoft, every time the computer is formatted?
 

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richc46

Vista Guru
Gold Member
May I suggest. Install Vista and the service packs. Install your software. Before any extensive use make an image with the free Macrium Reflect. Whenever you want to reinstall, your SPs, and software will be included on the image.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS420
    Memory
    6 gig
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD3650 256 MB
    Sound Card
    Intergrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
    Hard Drives
    640 gb
    Cooling
    Fan
    Mouse
    Dell USB 4 button optical
    Keyboard
    Dell USB
    Other Info
    DSL provided by ATT

townsbg

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Vista Guru
Gold Member
Are you using manufacturer's cds or a recovery partition? Either way it sounds like a service pack isn't integrated. Other than creating an image you can request an ISO with sp2. https://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/296167-vista-iso-download.html The downside is that you won't get the manufacturer specific programs that come with your install. You will also need to separately install drivers. As an alternative you can download the stand alone service pack installers. You will need to download both sp1 and sp2.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=30
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/13858/windows-vista-service-pack-2-install
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB
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