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Is it that windows vista can be installed only 3 times in a computer?

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Re: Is it that windows vista can be installed only 3...

No thats not true at all just clal it in say u had a bug and had to redo it ok

Posted on Jan 21, 2008

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I want window vista BUT I DONT KNOW HOW CAN I DO THIS

Hi there !

So tell me, what do you want to do with your computer? Do your computer crash and need to reinstall your Windows Vista operating system? Or you want to upgrade your operating system from Windows XP to Windows Vista.

For reinstalling Windows Vista, is it the same procedure when reinstalling Windows XP and Windows 7. Here is the link on how to reinstall operating system For Windows Vista, here is the procedure on how to reinstall Windows Vista.

1. Just put the installer CD into the CDROM Drive and open your computer
2. If message appear to press any key to boot from CD. Press any key to go to Windows Set up.

3. From there, just follow the installation procedure and put CD key if prompted and it will install itself the whole process. It will reboot for 3 times and don't press anykey when this happen. it will be finished within 20 mins.

For upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista, remember that all your files and softwares will be remove except for the hardware drivers. But not all the hardware drivers will be 100% working because upgrading the operating system will make your drivers outdated or not compatible with Windows Vista. If some drivers not working, just install the hardware drivers compatible with Windows Vista.

Here is the procedure.

1. Do not put the Windows Vista installer CD yet into the CDROM drive.

2. Open your computer and let it run to Windows XP program until is is finished to load your Windows settings.

3. Now insert your Windows Vista installer CD to the CDROM drive, it will pop up the upgrade installation wizard and just choose the upgrade installation. It will run the upgrading installation and just follow the instruction and it will be finish with 20 mins.

I hope this will help you and thank you for using FixYa !

Jan 07, 2011 | Operating Systems

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What tool do you recommend if you forget your VISTA password?

For recovering Windows logon Password safely, I recommend software program Windows Password Seeker. Not only support XP/Vista/2000/NT, but also compatible with windows 7, it works perfectly to remove Windows logon Password. I wrote it to a Usb memory card. Booting up and clearing my password within just 4 minutes. You can Search Windows Password Seeker or download it from:

Aug 28, 2010 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Windows Vista won't install on my laptop.

Is this a clean install or an upgrade?Sounds like a upgrade.

You may need to format or wipe your hard drive clean,then try to install.

Try to boot from the vista disc and choose the clean install method.

Remember you will loose everything on your laptop doing this kind of install.

Mar 21, 2010 | Microsoft Operating Systems

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How to Unlock Windows Vista Password?

I would like to introduce "Windows Login Recovery". It not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive to recover windows password. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm. You can download it from

Jan 06, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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My windows vista won't open

If it does this after re-booting the computer then something got corrupted when it was updating. You could try pressing F8 when the computer is first booting up(right before window starts). This will bring up a menu. Choose the option to run the last known good configuration and see if that gets windows working again. You might need to choose a restoration point to get windows working. If you get it working and then the windows update tries to install the updates again hopefully they will work this time. If it happens again then make sure to cancel those updates and contact Microsoft with the software issue.

Nov 18, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Windows Vista hangs at 3 of 3

You should be able to go to Add Remove and remove the specific update from the date it was loaded. You can also try a System Restore if you have one available for that date. The update did not install itself properly and keeps trying to do so.

Aug 10, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium...

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I can't restart my window vista laptop solve plz

Windows Vista is not starting due to missing or corrupt files.
Run Startup Repair using Vista Operating System disc
  1. Place the Windows Vista Media Backup DVD into to the optical drive and start the computer.
  2. Press any key to boot from CD or DVD.
  3. On the Install Windows screen, click Next.
  4. On the Install Windows screen, select Repair your computer.
  5. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Next.
  6. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select the appropriate operating system, and then click Next.
  7. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, select Startup Repair.
  8. The Startup Repair attempts to locate and resolve issues with the computer.
  9. If prompted, Do you want to restore your computer using system restore?, click Restore.
  10. In the System Recovery Options dialog box, click Finish. This screen can vary, dependant on if a problem was found or not.
  11. System restarts.
  12. If the problem was resolved, the computer restarts into Vista.
  13. If the problem was not fixed, the error may present itself again.
  14. Run Startup Repair again.
  15. If Startup Repair runs more than three (3) times, when available, select View advanced options for system recovery and support.
  16. For further troubleshooting, select one of the following options:
    • System Restore
    • Command Prompt
    • Last resort - Recovery Manager. Recovery Manager is not available if accessing WinRE via Vista OS Backup Media DVD

or you can use any software that can repair and recover your windows files.

Best regards

Mar 02, 2009 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Is lexmark 8300 printer conpatible with window vista?

Ok here we go
unplug your printer (from usb)
1.) Click start / right click my computer choose properties
2.) choose device manager
3.) right click on anything on the tree view and choose scan for hardware changes

5. put in your printer driver an begin the instilliation process
6.) when it ask to connect your printer connect it and ensure it is on
7.) it should detectyour printer automatically
8.) if it fails to do this, leave the program running and repeat steps 1 to 3 it will find your printer and install it..

9.) if that still fails click start / control panel / classic view and then choose Problems and reports..

A MISSING DRIVER problem should show up there. select it and choose solve problem via the internet..

Jan 11, 2008 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Cant re-install windows vista to my dell vostro 1700

Did you try the repair option again, this time just choose repair. If not you need to clean install the computer. You can go the microsoft site to get full instructions for "Clean Install Vista"

Dec 09, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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Demo problem

If you have installed vista as a multiboot sytem, then you can do the below: Otherwise you have to do as tom19511 said:

Uninstall Windows Vista on a multiboot system
Applies to all editions of Windows Vista.

You cannot uninstall Windows Vista. However, you can change the code that starts the operating system (often called the master boot code), and then remove Windows Vista from your multiboot system and return to Windows XP or Windows 2000. You will need your Windows Vista installation disc for this procedure.

Before you begin, back up your programs, files, and settings. Removing Windows Vista is an advanced procedure that could result in losing information stored on your computer. For information about backing up data, search Help and Support for "back up."

1) Insert the Windows Vista installation disc.
2) Click the Start button getopencontent.aspx?assetid=4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. getopencontent.aspx?assetid=18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b&documentset=en-us&renderkey=xml If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3) Type [DVD drive letter]:\boot\bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force and then press ENTER.
For example, if the DVD drive letter is F, type f:\boot\ bootsect.exe /nt52 ALL /force.
4) Eject the Windows Vista installation disc.
5) Restart your computer.
Your computer will start in the previous version of Windows that you have installed.
6) Delete Windows Vista files and folders, such as the Program Files, Users, and Windows folders, manually.

Note: You can also remove Windows Vista by reformatting the partition where it is installed, but do this only if that partition is not the boot partition. Reformatting the boot partition might make your computer unable to start.

Nov 14, 2007 | Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition

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