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Old 9th Mar 2012, 21:38   #1
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How to repair Windows Vista without repair disk?

Hello,

A relative wants me to fix their laptop that runs Windows Vista. When I try to boot it it comes up with an error saying that I need to use the installation disk to repair \Boot\BCD. Neither me nor my relative has a Windows Vista installation disk. How can we fix this problem? I may be able to get hold of a Windows 7 install disk, would that work as well?

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Old 9th Mar 2012, 21:55   #2
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If you have the key then download the ISO and burn to a DVD. Here is a source for the ISO: http://www.mydigitallife.info/downlo...-all-editions/
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 22:39   #3
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If you have the key then download the ISO and burn to a DVD. Here is a source for the ISO: http://www.mydigitallife.info/downlo...-all-editions/
the link you just provided.. it's a dead one... I checked the links within that link you provided.. couldn't find the file to start the download..
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 22:44   #4
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Ah my bad, I actually can't find a live link for it!
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Old 9th Mar 2012, 22:51   #5
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Ah my bad, I actually can't find a live link for it!
Don't worry about it, longweight..
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Old 26th Mar 2012, 23:53   #6
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Any update on this?? I'm trying to find Vista ISO..
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 00:00   #7
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has anyone seen a windows anytime upgrade disk, it's normally supplied with oem machines.
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Old 27th Mar 2012, 00:10   #8
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I'm sure a vista ISO should be easily obtainable with a Google search !

Don't want to open up a dodgy topic, but my take is that if you own the key, you have a right to get the installation apparatus by the means you find relevant.
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my take on this is that dodgy downloads MAY come with added extras that you don't really want
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Any outcome on this? If not, drop me a PM I might be able to help.
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just did a quick google serch and and took the first 5, since you already have a genuine key, hopefully this doesnt breach the forum rules seing as they are from legitamate sites like microsoft and softpedia e.t.c.


http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/window...disc-download/

http://www.w7forums.com/windows-vist...oad-t4538.html

http://www.softwaretipsandtricks.com...vista-iso.html

http://www.microsoft.com/download/en....aspx?id=13158

http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail...O/1149728719/3
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If you're prepared to pay post I could send you a copy of a Vista disk
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Hi guys,

I actually got a disk of a friend in the end, sorry about not reporting back. I see there are some links to download the Vista iso for free, but does anyone know if there is a Vista Repair Disk? Does such a thing even exist? Just out of curiosity...

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not sure, i thought thast the first link i put on was, but it cost $9.99 i think
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Some of those links have dead downloads t4n6o, that's the issue I kept having when Googling.

Arachan; I think you'd be better off with the actual install disc. Not sure how a repair disc would function.

For anyone who wants it, I do have a 32 bit ISO available. As most know, it'll cover any edition of Vista but only 32 bit architecture.
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Some of those links have dead downloads t4n6o, that's the issue I kept having when Googling.

Arachan; I think you'd be better off with the actual install disc. Not sure how a repair disc would function.

For anyone who wants it, I do have a 32 bit ISO available. As most know, it'll cover any edition of Vista but only 32 bit architecture.

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Hi guys,

I actually got a disk of a friend in the end, sorry about not reporting back. I see there are some links to download the Vista iso for free, but does anyone know if there is a Vista Repair Disk? Does such a thing even exist? Just out of curiosity...

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I think a "repair disk" is burned on and specific to a particular PC. If you just want to make a generic repair, just grab a full ISO.

I had the same problem a little while ago when part of my harddisk died, killing a bunch of core Win7 files. I had my license key, but have lost the installation disk. In the end, I downloaded a new full ISO (making sure it was for a version that matched my key), burned it on a different computer, popped it in the drive and Windows auto-detected it and gave me the option to repair. Half an hour later everything was running perfectly.
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