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Vista Unable to perform the repair install on windows vista and it says "Upgrade is disabled" can you help me in this

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    the system said that cannot initialized the defender system because there is an eror cusing the number 0x0000008006



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Try rebooting the system.
If possible, use the BIOS to boot through the CD.
If that works, the Windows Vista Installation screen would come up, and then you would have the repair install option. IF not:

Before windows loads, press F8 and load the system on Safe Mode.
Then, try to load the windows setup CD and try the repair install option.
If none of that works, perhaps your windows defender is on, preventing the system from using protected files.
If that is the case, go to Control Panel > Windows Defender > Disable.
Don't forget to put it back on once finished.

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Windows Installation Disc VS Windows Upgrade Disc -NOT THE SAME-

Having Trouble Booting To Your Windows Upgrade Disc?

...Upgrade discs aren't bootable discs. To repair a windows installation, you must use either a system repair disc or, better yet, a windows installation disc (genuine Retail/OEM discs are pretty much your only option to completely reinstall your windows operating system, unless you own a previous full installation disc of a previously released Windows version (such as XP or Vista), in which case you could install that windows operating system and then upgrade to a newer windows OS like windows 7. however if you ever need to reinstall windows 7, you would either need to reinstall the older windows OS, then upgrade to the newer one.

If that isn't clear, I'll sum it up....

Let's say you bought a computer, that computer had windows xp home edition. Maybe you wanted to upgrade from Windows XP/Windows Vista or Windows 7?
Well in order to switch from Windows XP/Vista to Windows 7, (or even from Windows 7 home premium- to windows7 Pro or Ultimate), then you must either:
A) Buy an upgrade disc and upgrade to the newer desired version.
B) Or, Buy a Retail Copy of the version you want to install. (keep in mind that a retail Windows 7 disc can be used to perform an upgrade rather than to competely wipe the hard disc and perform a clean install (delete partitions, reformat, and perform a new windows installation), if you so choose.

The bottom line is, you cannot Install a fresh clean copy of windows using an upgrade disc. OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) and Retail Windows Operation System Installation Setup Discs are "Bootable Discs". Windows Upgrade Discs are NOT bootable. (unless one where to "modify that particular disc, which is not legal).

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I will recommend that you download and run the free Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor. It helps find issues with your computer’s hardware, devices that might affect installing Windows 7. Go to the Windows 7 Compatibility Center find direct links to drivers, updates, and downloads.

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Kasper deleted an exe file from my win vista and after rebooting windows was unable to start even in safe mode, how can i fix it.

By doing a Repair install. Here  is a very good tutorial.

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If u have win. vista installed in ur laptop than u cant install win xp............if u install win.xp than ur vista will b dissappear from boot menu

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Unable to ping my ISP gateway

This could be an issue having to do with the installed drivers for your network adapter. XP and Vista use different drivers, even though the hardware is the same...Take a look through this tutorial and make sure all your network hardware has vista drivers installed. Also possibly helpful would be a read through of this vista help site...
I would start there, and if you need further assistance after making sure you have the correct drivers for vista, write back and we'll be happy to help you sort it out...

I hope this information allows you to resolve this issue. If you need further assistance, please post back with a comment to this thread.
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Cant find such a scanner, are you sure of the model "performance", If it is not Vista compatable, ie if Epson have not released a Vista driver, then it is not going to work with Vista.

See Epson web and download driver if available, if not change scanner or operating system or purchase software

Check your Epson product CD to see if it already contains Windows Vista drivers. If the CD indicates support for Windows Vista, follow the instructions that came with your Epson product to install your driver and other software.

If your Epson CD does not indicate support for Windows Vista, DO NOT INSERT YOUR EPSON PRODUCT SOFTWARE CD IN YOUR WINDOWS VISTA COMPUTER because the setup program is not compatible with Windows Vista. Instructions for installing additional software from your CD may be available with your driver download.

Note: If you already have ArcSoft PhotoImpression™ 5 installed on your Windows Vista computer, you may need to install a "patch" program. Go to the ArcSoft website to download and install the patch.

Products that are not Vista compatable are not capatable with Vista, who would figure hey!!

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