I would like to re - install Windows Vista, but my drive does not all service packs. Download Windows Vista with service pack already on it?

so, I'm running vista 64 bit basic, I want to do a fresh install,

but my drive is very early (noservice packs ect) can I download of ms a basic family of complete up-to-date vista 64-bit with sp2 with my cd key? or should I shut up and make from my cd and cope? If I do a reinstall should I reinstall all my programs as well?

Hello yaleblor,

You can download the full SP2 for Vista from here: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=16468

Save the file to a CD/DVD or USB key.

Once you have the service pack downloaded file, you can use your current Vista CD to install a fresh copy of Windows Vista on your C: drive. Once you have installed Vista you can install service pack 2 directly from the CD/DVD or USB you originally stored it on. All you then need to do is to run the Windows updates to update your system completely.

You can find out how to do a clean install by looking at this link from my Web site: http://vistasupport.mvps.org/install_windows_vista.htm

After you install Windows Vista, you will need to re - install all your programs, so make sure that you have all the programs by hand before starting to consider reinstalling Windows.

This forum post is my own opinion and does not necessarily reflect the opinion or the opinion of Microsoft, its employees or other MVPS.

John Barnett MVP: Windows XP Expert associated with: Windows Expert - consumer: www.winuser.co.uk | vistasupport.mvps.org | xphelpandsupport.mvps.org | www.silversurfer-Guide.com

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