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28-Aug-2012, 08:59 AM #1
Vista Factory image reset broken.
When I try to do a factory reset with my windows vista 32-bit desktop It gets stuck at a blank screen.
I press f8 at the splash screen, then system repair, then just a blank screen appears after a short load bar, I've left it overnight to see If It was a slow load but nothing happened. Can anyone give me a fix?
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28-Aug-2012, 09:47 AM #2
Restoring the operating system:

http://support.dell.com/support/edoc....htm#wp1077065

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dell inspiron 531
memory (RAM): 4.00 Gb
processor: Amd Athlon 64 x2 duel core processor 5600+ 2.80 Ghz
Vista Service pack 1
32-bit operating system
Why hasn't Windows Vista been upgraded to SP2 - which was released over 3 years ago?

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17-Sep-2012, 10:20 AM #3
It has not been updated because every time i try to it asks me to insert a disk
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17-Sep-2012, 10:35 AM #4
Did that computer come with a Windows Vista SP1 DVD or are you using its built-in partition to reset it back to its original factory condition?

Either way, you should download and save the full 348 MB SP2 upgrade and then burn it off to a CD-R.

You can then use the CD-R to upgrade it to SP2.

Considering the SP2 upgrade was released almost 3-1/2 years ago, there will be numerous post-SP2 important/recommended updates to install afterwards.

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