Re: service pack 3 failed install




imlosthere wrote:

Well, it came through microsoft update, mabey it was service pack 2
honestly it was three days ago now and i am not sure.

is it possible to upgrade to windows 7 as an upgrade and keep my info in
tact?
i haven't backed up in about a month and need to try to salvage my
pictures if at all possible.

This would be extremely foolish. Especially since there is no legal download
of Win7 RTM until at the earliest August 6th (TechNet, MSDN, or MS Partner
subscribers). Boot with a Linux Live CD (Knoppix, Ubuntu) and copy your data
to an external hard drive. Then you can try a System Restore using your
Vista installation DVD. If that doesn't work, you'll need to clean-install
Vista/restore to factory condition.

How to run System Restore from the Vista DVD repair options:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/tutorial142.html
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/using-windows-vista-system-
restore/
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940765

For people who only have a restore image - Windows Vista Recovery Disc
Download:
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

Malke
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