If the System File Check tool found corruption and could not fix them, then we will do a repair install to correct this. First check if the second set of instructions (Resetting Windows
Update Components) is successful.
You may reinstall your copy of Vista while keeping your files, settings, and programs by performing a
repair installation or an
1. Insert the Windows installation disc into your computer's DVD or CD drive. You must start Windows installation while running your existing version of Windows.
2. On the
Install Windows page, click Install now.
3. On the
Get important updates for installation page, we recommend getting the latest updates to help ensure a successful installation and to help protect your computer against security threats. You will need an Internet connection to get installation updates.
4. On the
Type your product key for activation page, we strongly recommend that you type your 25-character product key to help avoid problems during activation.
5. On the
Please read the license terms page, if you accept the license terms, click
I accept the license terms.
6. On the
Which type of installation do you want? page, click
Upgrade to begin the upgrade. You might see a compatibility report.
7. Follow the instructions.
Note: If your installation disk does not include
SP1, and you are updated to it, then you will have to uninstall it before performing an upgrade install.
Start -> Control Panel -> Programs -> View installed updates, then select
Service Pack for Microsoft Windows and click