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how can I reinstall vista without losing my files


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please help if you can !!!!!!!!


my computor is asking me to re install the os , so when i start running the windows vista cd it says it will wipe out my files ????
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If you are using a recovery DVD or CD then it will wipe all your files off the drive and reinstall Windows just like it was when you bought the computer. A normal Vista DVD will let you do a repair install. The upgrade DVD does not have this feature so you will need a retail DVD.

I would take a look at this website on how to repair without losing any data.

http://www.bleepingc...utorial148.html

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If you are using a recovery DVD or CD then it will wipe all your files off the drive and reinstall Windows just like it was when you bought the computer. A normal Vista DVD will let you do a repair install. The upgrade DVD does not have this feature so you will need a retail DVD.

I would take a look at this website on how to repair without losing any data.

http://www.bleepingc...utorial148.html

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The retail upgrade has the repair feature, the OEM does not.
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You can also create Recovery Disc, which will give you same options...

Create Vista Recovery Disc.

Option 1:
http://www.c4consult...0SOLUCTIONS.htm

Option 2:
Download Vista Recovery Disc iso image: http://neosmart.net/...-disc-download/
Burn it to CD, or DVD: http://neosmart.net/... to a CD or DVD

Boot from created disk.
At first screen click on Repair your computer:
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This will bring you to a new screen where the repair process will look for all Windows Vista installations on your computer. When done you will be presented with the System Recovery Options dialog box:
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After this, it will present you with a list of options including startup repair, system restore and command prompt:
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Try System Restore, first.
If that doesn't work, try Startup Repair.
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