Windows vista wont load past microsoft corp loading screen

richc46

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You are very welcome. I have helped many with Ubuntu, just take your time, read each step it is not hard.
 

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richc46

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I have just received, and am happy to accept, your friend request.
 

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noleon

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My friend has recently bought a computer and it came with windows 7 cd install. i was wondering if i can use his disk to repair my computer by installing 7. my computer is originally vista and was always vista. i have never installed any other os system. How does this work when i install a new os over a corrupted old one? will it work? would you recommend it? thank you
 

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richc46

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NO you cannot repair Vista with a Seven DVD. You can buy an upgrade DVD for about $125.00 and have Seven.
or
You can buy for cost a Vista install DVD (from the computer company that sold you the computer with Vista installed) about $25.00 and use it to repair.
YOU must have a Seven Key. If you buy the key the CD comes with it.
 

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noleon

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my computer is a gate way so i would have to get a specific vista disk from gateway or can it be any vista disk?
 

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richc46

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If you want to do a repair install you must have a Vista install DVD, same edition (eg Home Premium) and same platform (32 or 64). It makes no difference where you get the DVD. If it came with someones preinstalled Operating System you must make sure that it is not a restore DVD (clone of the hard drive) and is an actual (OEM) install DVD). Usually the DVDs that come with the computer are restore DVDs. Please read the included tutorial carefully, it will answer many questions.
 

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noleon

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will a recovery disc serve for the same purpose as the install disc?
 

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richc46

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From the tutorial that I gave you

If you have a OEM Recovery Vista installation DVD that came preinstalled with your OEM brand computer instead, then it will most likely only be a clone of the hard drive with Vista allowing you to only do a clean install with it instead. These OEM computers often have a Recovery D:\ partition that does the same thing as the OEM Recovery Vista installation DVD.

Bascially what that says is no it does not serve the same purpose. With an install DVD you can reapair or install

A restore DVD you can only restore, to what is called factory specs. It will be just like the day you took it home; no SPs, no documents acutally everthing is like day one.
 

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    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell SP2009W 20 inch Flat Panel w Webcam
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noleon

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I just want to make sure because i'm still a bit unclear. based on the problem that I'm having right now with my computer, Is the vista install disk my solution? If i have to restore my computer to factory default why must i not use the restore disk? does the install disk manage this better?
 

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    built in nividia geforce 7100. using geforce 8600
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    640g

richc46

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Most people when they but the computer with the OS preinstalled, they get a recovery DVD. The do not have an install DVD. If you have an install DVD and you want to reinstall the OS, thats the best way to go.
 

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    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
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