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yea idid and i get.. The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000142). Click ok to Terminate the application.
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See if you are able to do this Repair to Vista. I've not done this procedure myself, but it should behave very much like a fresh install with the exception that it will not damage your files and settings.
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ok im going to try that
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Can you tell me how I can get back to having Windows XP.
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I don't know.

We need to see if the Vista installation is listed in Programs and Features...

From Task Manager/New Task, type control in the text box and click "Ok". Does Control Panel open?
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Nope.. comes up with the same error
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With an upgrade, it must be uninstalled rather than deleted...that's why it recommended that Vista be installed separately, at least through the betas and RC's.

At this point, in order to preserve your data, I'd say the repair is your best bet. We need to get Vista working better to either fix it or uninstall it...if the uninstall is an option.
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I never burned the Windows Vista RC 2 to a CD. i just used a program to read it and then the Windows Pop Up showed up and i installed it.
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An operating system should never be installed unless you have access to the installation files later.

Download Vista RC1 and save it to disk. This will be an ISO image file. Burn this image to a CD-R or DVD and use it to run the repair. Do you still have your product key? You will probably need it for this.
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yes i do have a product key
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how can i put a 3GB program on a CD which is 700MBs and which one do i need to download. the 32bit one or the 64 bit one.

Edited by rman1788, 16 October 2006 - 08:38 PM.

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You'll want the 32 bit version.

It's an ISO image...it'll fit. You may need a program like Nero to burn the image. There is a trial version of Nero available on their website if you don't have an ISO burning application.
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ok thanks
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Ok when I opened Nero Express and I try to put that vista_5600.16384.060829-2230_x86fre_client-lr1cfre_en_dvd.iso file that i downloaded. It says that there isnt enough space on the CD to burn it..
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can you please give me a guide on how i can fit windows vista which is 2.5gb on a CD-R which is only 700mb
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