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HELP! Vista is driving me mad :(

Vista Windows X32

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Vista_NIGHTMARE

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Hi everyone

 

I add a query on here in the hope that someone will please put me out of my misery, it seems that this issue has been going on a looooooooong time and I have lost count of the times I have carried out a factory reset just to find the same issue reappearing....

 

I have Windows Vista Home Edition x32 bit and I would be alright with that other than I never really have full access to my system files as there is an override that prevents you being sole administrator. I have messed and messed and spent hours doing different things to no avail.

 

So...... I just want to wipe the whole computer, DELETE everything and start fresh, only problem is I don't actually have a CD for Vista and was wondering if there was anyway of copying the necessary files to a USB stick which will auto run once I have done a full system restore?!

 

I have downloaded the following file:-Windows_Vista_Home_Premium_SP2_32_Bit.iso and was wondering if this would do the trick, but the last thing I want to do it totally F**K the computer up all together...

 

Any information or direction would be very much appreciated at this time as I really am lost :(

 

I would be happy to answer any questions and hope someone can assist.

 

Thanks in advance


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If your computer has a working CD/DVD burner, burn that .ISO file to a DVD using ISO Recorder, (instructions), then boot the computer from that DVD and follow the on-screen instructions. During the very beginning of the installation routine, it will allow you to delete, recreate and format partition(s) before it actually starts installing Windows.


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iammykyl

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Gday.

Your present OS must be genuine, and you need the product key before staring the install, otherwise you will heve to contact Microsoft Support for activation and this can be a hassle.


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