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Hi,
I am working on a previously infected desktop running Vista Home Premium. After several scans (Super, MBAM, etc.) everything has been cleaned up. The damage done by the viruses has permanently damaged the OS in that many functions (many services, trying to start services, running some programs,updating Windows, restore, etc.) do not work. I am close to formating and installing XP (I don't have a Vista install DVD) but am trying to avoid that because my client has Microsoft Office and Quickbooks installed but has no disks for those programs. For example, I have tried endless number of things to get the default services (spooler and others) and to install AVG.
I can only think of one more thing to do and that is to do a Vista repair install but I don't have a Vista Home Premium installation dvd. What I do have is another desktop PC with a  working Vista Home Premium OS.
My question: Can I make a Vista Install dvd from my working machine? If so will it repair the OS system on the non working machine if I use the disk I created to do a repair install?
Thanks for your help
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How to Replace Lost, Broken, or Missing Microsoft Software or Hardware

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This article describes how to contact Microsoft for help with the following issues: • Replace lost, broken, damaged or defective Microsoft software disks.
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Note: The current owner must be in possession of the product and be able to provide proof of purchase of all products when making requests for replacements through our Contact Centre.

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To order a replacement for supplemental item, call our Contact Centre (http://support.microsoft.com/default...gb;telephonems)
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Or just download a copy of vista ISO disk from torrents it is not illegal if you have purchased license key .

If that  copy of Vista is genuine version first run Belarc Advisor and note down the vista license key for
new installation.
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Did you try a System Restore?  Frequently restoring the system to the earliest possible date will fix virus damage, and it will not harm any of the valid data on the computer.
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NarendraG,
Great Great. I found and ISO and will be downloading it tonight.
rsimsee
I have tried a system restore. There are no restore points. I have also done SFC \scannow, etc. etc.
nobus As per above I need an installation not a repair but thanks.

Thanks People for the fast turn around.
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Thanks Again
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i posted how to make an install cd..
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