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Re-install Vista

By scott ·
I want to format my hard drive and re-install Windows Vista on my DELL. I have the original disks that came with the system. My goal is to custom install the OS and turn off most of the so called helpful stuff the Vista does. I'm open for tips.

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Re-install Vista

by scott In reply to Re-install Vista

I formatted the hard drive and installed Vista again. I did not see any place during that procedure to customize the Windows components (like XP install does). So, Now I am using my "10 Things" newsletter that suggests the services you can turn off in Vista to make it more like XP, therefore, making it a VXP operating system. I???m turning off the services one at a time and waiting several days in between, just in case.

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by CharlieSpencer In reply to Re-install Vista

Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:


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