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    Question for Fred

    Hey Fred,
    I got asked the other day if VISTA could be re-installed just the same as
    you described in doing XP.... (Going to that 2nd repair option during install.)

    I said I'd ask the man that knows for sure.

    Thanks,
    Grandpa Bill

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    It's not very usual for columnists to reply on the forum, so I will reply instead. Repair installs are supported in all Windows versions since XP, so that includes Vista and 7.

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    Vista and Windows 7 Repair Consoles and Repair Reinstalls operate pretty much the same as each other. The difference seems to be that in Vista, the Repair Console needed to be accessed from the original installation media, whereas in Windows 7 the OS itself has access to a Repair Console, or you can burn your own rescue set which includes the Repair Console. Windows XP as I recall also only has the Repair Console on the original install media.

    So the main difference is that Windows 7, but not Vista or Windows XP, may be able to do a Repair Reinstall without the original install media.
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