Vista Repair DVD ?

  2drewej 15:32 31 Mar 2007
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hi , if i bought vista over the internet as a download , how would i repair it if for example the HDD failed as they do not come with a Vista DVD ?
thanks

  Jimmy14 15:36 31 Mar 2007

Burn the image you downloaded from the internet to DVD, then insert the dvd when starting up and select Repair option.

  2drewej 15:43 31 Mar 2007

but the downloads are not bootable, do i cant put it on a DVD can i?

  Jimmy14 16:01 31 Mar 2007

Where is the download from?

  2drewej 17:18 31 Mar 2007
  Jimmy14 18:18 31 Mar 2007

That's only for the United States?

  Kate B 18:21 31 Mar 2007

There isn't a repair option with Vista, which is annoying. The workaround is to do an upgrade install.

  anskyber 18:34 31 Mar 2007

Kate is right. In effect it's like doing an install.

In other words you use the install disc and when reaching the install screen it will give the option to "repair" (as well as install) choose repair and follow thw instructions on screen.

  anskyber 18:41 31 Mar 2007

I should have added that before you get to the screen which gives the choice to repair (bottom left of screen) you will go through the Install Windows screen, make the appropriate selections foe Language to Install, Time and Currency Format, and Keyboard or Input Method.

After clicking Next the screen with the repair option will appear.

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