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Old 06-07-2008
barrowhill
 
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Vista Repair Install

In wanting to do a repair install (keeping existing programs etc), on running
Recovery CD, I get the message............

"Upgrade has been disabled vand cannot be started. To upgrade, cancel the
installation and then choose to upgrade to a version of windows that is more
recent than the versiopn you are currently running"

I'm running Vista Home Premium (fully updated) but suspecting that I may
have a problem, I thought I could do a repair install but it seems all I can
do is either a clean install and thus lose everything or upgrade to I assume
Business or Ultimate Editions of Vista. Why can't I do a repair install from
Vista Recovery CD????

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Old 06-07-2008
Mark L. Ferguson
 
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Re: Vista Repair Install

You have installed SP1, and the repair media is without that. Uninstall SP1
and run the repair.

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Old 06-07-2008
John Barnett MVP
 
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Re: Vista Repair Install

See this link from my website:
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/repair_..._vista_dvd.htm

Pay particular attention to the 'important update' paragraph at the top of
the page.
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Old 06-07-2008
barrowhill
 
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RE: Vista Repair Install

Mark/John,

Thanks for feedback. Explains it all. Most Grateful.
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Old 06-07-2008
John Barnett MVP
 
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Re: Vista Repair Install

You're Welcome!

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Old 07-07-2008
Spirit
 
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Re: Vista Repair Install

Explorer in Vista has been plagued with problems and only a few have
been fixed in SP1.
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Old 10-09-2008
tomfrank
 
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Re: Vista Repair Install

I had similar problem... MS Support said I can not do a repir install
with original install disk if I had SP1 installed and original CD did
not have it. They told me to uninstall SP1 first, then try the upgrade
repair install. But I could not get SP1 to uninstall... it locked up.
They sent me a new system install disk with SP1 on it, but it also
crashes shortly after starting with error 0xC0000005 "verify
installation sources are accessible & retry" Huh? Still trying to get
MS to find a work around... my reply email to them bounces... takes a
week to get a reply. FRUSTRATING. I'm about ready to do a full new
install, but the computer is functioning OK for the things I need... I
just cannot get some new updates from MS to install.
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