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I want to reinstall Vista, but will i lose my settings?

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February 12, 2009 1:05:43 PM

Hey, i want to re-install windows Vista Ultimate, but will i lose all of my settings, like my wallpaper and everything else? Is there a way to just repair what i already have, and leave things the way they are?
February 12, 2009 5:06:55 PM

when u insert the DVD of Vista,
and reboot your pc one of the options should be to repair the OS

whats wrong w/ your computer that u need to reinstall/repair it?
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February 15, 2009 2:34:19 PM

purplefire said:
Hey, i want to re-install windows Vista Ultimate, but will i lose all of my settings, like my wallpaper and everything else? Is there a way to just repair what i already have, and leave things the way they are?



Don't you have Vista restore points so you can roll back to a time when the OP/SYS was problem free?



arges86 said:
when u insert the DVD of Vista,
and reboot your pc one of the options should be to repair the OS



That only Repairs problems that would affect Vista Booting, does absolutely nothing for the running OP/SYS itself.
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February 15, 2009 4:26:59 PM

Try running System File Checker:

In the Run Window type in; sfc /scannow

and Press Enter
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April 2, 2009 7:27:14 PM

Sorry for the ridiculously late reply.

Yeah i did try that, i left it running for a day, then came home to find the test had completed and exited, so i have no idea what the outcome was. Should there not have been a diagnosis or something?

I think perhaps i should have opened a command prompt, and /then/ typed the command.
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April 3, 2009 2:42:43 AM

It fixed whatever it found wrong.
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April 3, 2009 2:57:26 PM

I used my back disks for vista home premium 64 bit, and the whole computer looked like it when to all of its factory settings, everything was as if I just bought the computer. I had to reinstall everything, even the video card, which was much easier than when I first installed it. It will take about 2 hours to recover your computer. I would recommend getting a external harddrive to put as a back up all of your data.
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April 3, 2009 3:02:34 PM

I did all of this because I could not download anything from the internet, and shortcuts disapeared, so I freaked out and did the above. Now everything works perfectly. It sounds like I was infected with the conficker, but I dought that since I would not think that about 20 shortcuts disapear in 30 minutes would be because of the worm.
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April 29, 2009 3:34:25 AM

Hmm well I ran the test and i've given it a while and i still have the problem with the auto-complete, it didn't fix anything unfortunately.
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