Repair Install For Vista

trembuzz

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I have a Vista x64 SP2 installation ISO file. CAN I mount it on a virtual drive and perform a repair install?
Thank you,
trembuzz
 
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Brink

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Hello Trembuzz,

Yes, you can do that as well. :)
 

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trembuzz

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The iso I have didn't have a repair option and it started clean installing before it could be stopped. I've reverted back to my original Vista OS but can't get a clean sfc /scannow so I want a Vista x64 SP2 disk (iso) that I can repair it with.
Any chance of that?
Thank you,
trembuzz
 

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Ex_Brit

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Did you follow the Information and Notes carefully at the very beginning of the Tutorial? Odd that an Upgrade Install wasn't offered if you did, (that's what it actually is).
Now I can send you a link to my Cloud stored ISO but I would need your email address to email it to as private messaging doesn't work for new members.
You can come back and edit the email out afterwards.
 

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trembuzz

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I tried to follow the instructions but that option didn't come up. This is where I got it from but probably isn't a good one.
 
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Ex_Brit

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Sent, good luck....I think that one youy edited out of your post is either Vista Gold (no SP) or at best Vista w/SP1 as MSFT never publicly gave download links for the OS including SP2 except to MVP's, Technet and the like. No wonder it didn't work.
 
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trembuzz

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You Da Man!
Thank you very much,
trembuzz
 

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    ATI RADEON HD6570
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    Realtek HD
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Ex_Brit

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No problem. Hope it helps ;-)
 

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trembuzz

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This tutorial is 8 years old. Are there any updates for it or does all still apply?
thank you,
trembuzz
 
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Ex_Brit

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You did post a link. It's done using the Globe symbol (meaning world-wide-web) as in this picture (click to enlarge)
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Why are you posting those links again? You edited them out of your earlier one and I already told you those are for older versions of Vista probably with at the most, SP1 included.
I'll let Brink post an answer to the rest of your question as it's his Tutorial.
 

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trembuzz

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Sorry for the confusion. I didn't remember editing anything from my post and just wasn't sure you had checked out the download (for curiosity's sake only).

trembuzz
 

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    Realtek HD
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    1080 p
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    c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 737.96 GB (Cloned Sandisk SSD Plus 240 GB)
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Ex_Brit

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No big deal ;-)
 

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    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
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    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
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    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
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    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
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    1920 x 1080
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trembuzz

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Sent, good luck....I think that one youy edited out of your post is either Vista Gold (no SP) or at best Vista w/SP1 as MSFT never publicly gave download links for the OS including SP2 except to MVP's, Technet and the like. No wonder it didn't work.
Ran into a bit of a glitch as I was trying to repair a cloned SSD installation but the repair install can't see the SSD (nor the OS). I had put all my drivers on a USB stick but the repair wants installation media and doesn't see the drivers.
I guess I have only two choices here.
1: Re-install original drive, run the repair install on it and re-clone the SSD.
2: Fresh install on the SSD.

If I have to fresh install is it possible to use my original OEM product ID with your ISO disk?
Thank you,
trembuzz
 
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    ATI RADEON HD6570
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
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    SHARP HDMI 42" Aquos
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    1080 p
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    c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 737.96 GB (Cloned Sandisk SSD Plus 240 GB)
    D: (NTFS on drive 0) 12.19 GB
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Ex_Brit

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It should work as long as it's the same machine.
 

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    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
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    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
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    Unique
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    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

trembuzz

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP/m8530f
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core Processor 2.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON VIOLA 2.03
    Memory
    5 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI RADEON HD6570
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SHARP HDMI 42" Aquos
    Screen Resolution
    1080 p
    Hard Drives
    c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 737.96 GB (Cloned Sandisk SSD Plus 240 GB)
    D: (NTFS on drive 0) 12.19 GB
    E: (NTFS on drive 1) 1 TB
    F: (NTFS on drive 2) 3 TB
    G: (NTFS on drive 3) 1 TB
    Case
    Desktop

Ex_Brit

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No I meant that an OEM license is for the machine it was allocated to only and can't be used anywhere else. So I assume that's the original motherboard etc.
 

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    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

trembuzz

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No I meant that an OEM license is for the machine it was allocated to only and can't be used anywhere else. So I assume that's the original motherboard etc.
Hey,
thanks again for the quick response. I was referring to the fresh install as opposed to the clone repair install.
would you know why the repair install doesn't see the cloned disk?
My machine is original except for a GPU upgrade.

Thanks,
trembuzz
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
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    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core Processor 2.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON VIOLA 2.03
    Memory
    5 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI RADEON HD6570
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SHARP HDMI 42" Aquos
    Screen Resolution
    1080 p
    Hard Drives
    c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 737.96 GB (Cloned Sandisk SSD Plus 240 GB)
    D: (NTFS on drive 0) 12.19 GB
    E: (NTFS on drive 1) 1 TB
    F: (NTFS on drive 2) 3 TB
    G: (NTFS on drive 3) 1 TB
    Case
    Desktop

Ex_Brit

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No idea. Does it appear in Disk Management under Admin tools?
 

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  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
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    Alienware ALX x58
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    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down

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My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    HP/m8530f
    CPU
    AMD Phenom 9550 Quad Core Processor 2.20 GHz
    Motherboard
    PEGATRON VIOLA 2.03
    Memory
    5 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI RADEON HD6570
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    SHARP HDMI 42" Aquos
    Screen Resolution
    1080 p
    Hard Drives
    c: (NTFS on drive 0) * 737.96 GB (Cloned Sandisk SSD Plus 240 GB)
    D: (NTFS on drive 0) 12.19 GB
    E: (NTFS on drive 1) 1 TB
    F: (NTFS on drive 2) 3 TB
    G: (NTFS on drive 3) 1 TB
    Case
    Desktop

Ex_Brit

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Very odd. No idea why though. Hopefully someone else may know the answer.
 

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  • Operating System
    Win 10 Pro x64 x 2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware ALX x58
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-975 Extreme O/C to 4.02 GHz, 8MB Cache
    Motherboard
    Asus® P6T Deluxe V2 X58 LGA1366
    Memory
    24GB Corsair Vengeance DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz - 6 x 4096MB
    Graphics Card(s)
    1792 MB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 295 Dual Core
    Sound Card
    Onboard Soundmax® High-Definition 7.1 Performance Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung XL2370 HD LED backlit 23" W/S 2ms response time
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 500gb SATA II
    1 x 1TB SATA II
    1 external eSATA LaCie 3TB
    (Non-RAID)
    PSU
    Alienware® 1200 Watt Multi-GPU
    Case
    Unique
    Cooling
    4 case fans @ CPU water cooling.
    Internet Speed
    1gb/s up and down
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