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Do you want to uninstall Vista basic completely from the computer? Do you receive strange errors when uninstalling Vista basic ? Do you fail to install the updated version or other program after uninstalling Vista basic ? Many computer users can not completely uninstall the program for one reason or another. If some files and components of the program are still left in the system, that means the program is not completely removed and uninstalled. Those leftovers will slow down your computer and stuff your system with invalid files as well as result in many problems for your life, such as strange error popups and unable to install other programs. There are many methods to uninstall the program, please see below:

Windows Add/ Remove Programs offers users a way to uninstall the program and every Operating System has Add/ Remove Programs feature.

* Click Start menu and run Control Panel.

* Locate Vista basic and click Change/ Remove to uninstall the program.

* Follow the uninstall wizard and uninstall the program.

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Most computer programs are installed with its build-in uninstaller that can also help uninstall the program.

* Click Start menu and move your mouse to All Programs.

* Find Vista basic folder and click on its Uninstaller.

* Follow its uninstaller and uninstall the program.

To run its uninstaller, you can also

* Go to the folder where the program is installed.

* Locate its uninstaller usually named as unins000.exe or uninstall.exe

* Double click on its uninstaller and follow it to uninstall the program.

Please know that both of Windows Add/ Remove Programs and its build-in uninstaller can only uninstall the main executable files of the program, but not all program files and components. Some invalid files may be left in system registry and folders. To completely remove Vista basic , you need to get rid of those remnants, otherwise, it will slow down your PC and block you installing other incompatible programs.

To thoroughly delete its files, please follow the steps:

* Run Registry Editor

* Find and delete all registry entries of the program in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\eg ui

* Find and delete all files of the program in system folders C:\Program Files\, C:\Document and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ and C:\Documents and Settings\%USER%\Application Data\.

Video Guide: How to edit registry

Note: We only recommend advanced computer users to manually edit registry and remove Vista basic , because deleting any single registry entry by mistake will lead to severe problem or even system crash.

There is a much easier and safer way to uninstall Vista basic completely. A third party uninstaller can automatically help you uninstall any unwanted programs and completely remove all of its files and free up your hard disk space. Especially when users can not find the program in Add/ Remove Programs or its build-in uninstaller, a third party uninstaller can save your much time and frustration.

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And if you never received a Recovery Disk when you purchased your Computer there should be a Recovery Partition on the Hard Drive to reinstall Windows back to how you bought your Computer.

The Recovery process can be started by pressing a particular Key or Keys combination at Boot. (Power On / Startup)

It may be F10, F11, Alt + F10, etc depending on the Manufacturer.

Ask them or us for the correct Key sequence.

Acer: Press Alt + F10.

HP: Tap F11 at the rate of about once per second.

And if you do have a Manufacturer’s Recovery Partition on your Hard Drive, you should be able to make your own Recovery Disks from it to reinstall the Operating System.

Look under Programs > your Computer Manufacturer’s name > then their System Tools or Recovery Software Headings for them, depending how it is worded.

If you can not find any reference to it, contact the Manufacturer for advice on how to make those Recovery Disks.

You can borrow and use a Microsoft Vista DVD (Retail or OEM System Builders License) , that contains the files for the various Vista Editions (Home Basic, Home Premium, Business and Ultimate) to be installed. The Product Key on your Computer / Laptop case determines which Edition is installed.

The COA sticker, which has the Product Key on it, is either on the underside of the Laptop or in the Battery Compartment.

With a Desktop it is either on the side, rear or top of the Computer Case.

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Other Manufacturers’ Recovery DVDs are not to be used for the above purpose.

And you need to know the “bit” version for Vista, as 32bit and 64bit Editions come on different DVDs.

Bill Smithers – Microsoft MVP July 2013 – Dec 2020

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Hi Roger Peritone,

This is a how you install Vista onto an external Hard Drive

You will need
-A Vista Disc
-VMware Workstation version 5
-Vmware Diskmount Utility
-Disk2Disk by Higher Grounds (or Nortons Ghost)
-Partition Magic 8
-A BIOS that can boot from USB Drives (there pretty common these days)

1.Setting up a new virtual machine
– Click create new virtual machine
– Choose Custom
– New Workstation 5
– Guest Operating system Windows with Longhorn (Experimental)
– Give it at least 256mb of RAM
– Do not use a network connection
– Choose create new virtual disk
– Click IDE
– Make the virtual disk size at least 12gb and click allocate disk space now
– Finish up
2. Boot up Vista in VMware
– If you’ve got a disk image (.iso) you can use that but if you’ve got a DVD you can alo use that
– Go to Install Now
– Use SHIFT+F10 to bring up a command prompt
– From the command prompt type diskpart
– Then type List Disk (displays a list of disks that Vista can see)
– select disk 0 (your virtual disk)
– create partition primary (creates one big partition on your virtual disk and doesnt affect your physical disk)
– list partition (lists all partitions)
– select partition 1
– format (formats your virtual disk to NTFS)
– type exit to exit diskpart
– type exit again to exit the command prompt
3. Restart your Virtual Machine
– Hit ESC as you are starting the virtual machine up
– Select CD ROM
– Install Vista normallly (this will take ages)
4. Use the Diskmount Utility to see the Disk in Windows Explorer
that explains how to use it
5. Partition Magic 8

Use partiton magic 8 to format you external hard drive into at least 2 partitions (one for space and one for the Vista OS) and make the first partition as big as your virtual disk. Then make the second partition as big as you want because that will be were you keep all your windows files. You can dual boot it with OSX86 and Linux just by making some extra partitions (I used the OSX86 installation Disk Utility to make my partitions but partition magic will be fine).

6. Copy your Virtual Disk
Use Disk2Disk to make a direct copy of your virtual disk and dump it on your 12gb partition
Similarly you can use nortons ghost but i havent tried that.

You should now be able to boot Vista with your external HD provided your BIOS supports booting from USB drives.

Have fun doing this 🙂
P.S This will probably also work with SATA

Learn why a clean install of the OS is preferred for installing Vista, and review the starting process for a Microsoft Windows Vista clean install.

In this selection from Windows Vista Secrets, authors Brian Livingston and Paul Thurrott explain why a clean install of the OS is preferred for installing Microsoft Windows Vista. The authors also review the processes to begin setup for a Microsoft Windows Vista clean install.

A clean install of the operating system is our preferred method for installing Windows Vista. Although it’s possible to upgrade to Windows Vista from certain previous Windows versions this path is perilous and can often result in a Frankenstein-like system where only some of your applications work properly. In our opinion, it’s best to start with a clean slate when moving to a new operating system, especially a major release like Windows Vista.

Follows these steps to install Windows Vista as a clean install:

Insert the Windows Vista DVD in your PC’s optical drive and reboot. After the BIOS screen flashes by, you may see a message alerting you to Press any key to boot from the CD or DVD. If so, press a key. Some systems, however, do not provide this warning and will instead boot from the DVD by default.

Secret: If your system does not boot from the DVD, you may need to change the system’s boot order so that the optical drive is checked before the first hard drive. To do this, you will have to consult your PC’s documentation, as each PC handles this process a little differently.

How to install windows vista
From inauspicious beginnings such as these come great things.

A black screen with a progress bar and the text “Windows is loading files” will appear as shown above.

How to install windows vista
These settings apply only to Setup, not the eventual Windows Vista installation.

Eventually, the screen will display a multicolored drape effect and the initial Setup window appears as shown above. Here, you can preconfigure the language, time and currency formats, and keyboard or input method you’ll use during Setup.

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This window jumpstarts Setup and the Windows Vista recovery tools.

Click Next. The Install Now window appears as shown in the above screen shot. To continue with Interactive Setup, click Install Now.

Secret: This window also provides a way to access Windows Vista’s new recovery tools. If you run into a problem with Windows Vista later, such as not being able to boot into Windows for some reason, you can boot your system with the Setup DVD and use these tools to help fix the problem.

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Spread ’em. This is where Microsoft ensures you’re genuine.

In the next window, (shown above) enter your Windows Vista product key. This is a 25-digit alphanumeric string—in blocks of 5 separated by dashes—that you will find on a bright yellow product key sticker somewhere in your Windows Vista packaging. You can also optionally choose to have Windows Vista automatically activate for you.

Secret: Do not lose this product key or give it away to anyone. Each Windows Vista product key is valid for exactly one PC. After you’ve installed Windows Vista and activated it—which ties the product key to your hardware—you won’t be able to use this number again on another PC, at least not easily. Note, however, that you will have no problems reinstalling Windows Vista on the same PC using this same product key. If for some reason you are unable to electronically activate Windows later, Vista will provide a phone number so you can do it manually.

How to install windows vista
Sign over all your rights simply by clicking a single check box.

In the next window, you must agree to the End User License Agreement (EULA). Although very few people actually read this document, you should take the timeas it outlines your legal rights with regards to your usage of Windows Vista. Our understanding of the legalese in this document is that Microsoft exerts certain rights over your first-born and soul. In the screen shot above you can see the EULA windows.

How to perform a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista

Starting a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista
Continuing with a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista
Completing a clean install of Microsoft Windows Vista

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Last Reviewed 09/16/2020

To manually install the Intel® Graphics Driver in the Windows Vista* operating system, follow these steps:

Your computer manufacturer might have customized drivers and software to enable or alter features, or provide improved operation on your computer. Contact the manufacturer for the latest updates and technical support information.

If you can no longer get driver support from your computer manufacturer, you can download generic Intel drivers.

Unzip the file and put the contents in a designated location or folder.

Click Start > Computer > Properties > Device Manager.

Click Continue.

Double-click Display adapters.

Right-click the Intel® Graphics Controller and click Update driver software.
How to install windows vista

Click Browse my computer for driver software.

Click Browse and navigate to the location you placed the extracted driver files.
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Select the Graphics folder, and click OK.
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Click Next.
How to install windows vista

The message, Windows* has successfully updated your driver software displays after successful installation. Click Close to complete the installation wizard and restart your system when prompted.
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This step-by-step guide demonstrates how to install Windows Vista.

The best way to install Windows Vista is to do a clean install. It is not difficult to perform a clean installation. Before you perform the installation I recommend that you check Windows Vista System Requirements list to ensure that your hardware is supported by Vista. If you don’t have Windows Vista drivers for all your hardware, it is a good idea to download all the drivers from the hardware manufacturers website and save all the necessary drivers on a CD-R before you start the installation.

Windows Vista DVD is bootable. In order to boot from the DVD you need to set the boot sequence. Look for the boot sequence under your BIOS setup and make sure that the first boot device is set to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM.

Step 1 – Place Windows Vista DVD in your dvd-rom drive and start your PC. Windows Vista will start to boot up and you will get the following progress bar.

Step 2 – The next screen allows you to setup your language, time and currency format, keyboard or input method. Choose your required settings and click next to continue.

Step 3 – The next screen allows you to install or repair Windows Vista. Since we are doing a fresh install we will click on “install now”.

Step 4 – You can now type the product key that came with your Windows vista.

Step 5 – If you do not enter the product key you can still proceed with the installation in which case Windows will ask you which version of Vista you have purchased. Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Business etc. Select the version you have purchased and click next.

Please note, although you can select any version of Windows and proceed to next stage. It is not good idea to select a different version to the one you have purchased because you will not be able to activate Windows at a later stage. Windows Vista can detect which version you have purchased once you enter your product key.

Step 6 – Tick “I accept the licence terms” and press next.


When you try to install Windows Vista Service Pack 2 (SP2), you receive the following error message:

Service Pack installation cannot continue
One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing.


This problem occurs because system components that are required to install Windows Vista SP2 are not present on your computer.

However, a common reason for this problem is that vLite was used to customize the Windows Vista installation and some required system components were removed.


To resolve this problem, use genuine Microsoft software media to reinstall Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 and then install Windows Vista SP2.

Reinstalling Windows on a computer that is running a retail version of Windows Vista

If you purchased a retail copy of Windows Vista, you can reinstall Vista from the Vista installation DVD.

Important The following steps are recommended for advanced computer users. If you are a beginning user or do not feel comfortable reinstalling Windows, you might want to ask help from a friend or contact Microsoft for support. For more information, see the How to obtain Windows Vista service pack support section in this article. There are two options for fixing this problem:

An in-place upgrade to Windows Vista

A clean reinstall of Windows Vista

With both options, you should backup your personal data to an external source. You should also note and find any special drivers or software that is required to use hardware devices such as video cards or printers.

Option 1: Perform an in-place upgrade to Windows Vista

Use the Windows Vista installation DVD to perform an in-place upgrade. An in-place upgrade keeps as much of your personal data and settings as possible.

Warning Before you perform an in-place upgrade, you should be prepared for a worst case scenario that results in your existing data on your computer being deleted. This data includes personal data, settings, hardware driver information, and software programs. If a worst case scenario occurs, you may have to reinstall all programs. Make sure that you back up personal data to disks or to other external storage devices before you perform an in-place upgrade. To perform an in-place upgrade, follow these steps.

Note It might help if you print these steps before you perform them. Also, be aware that it could take a few hours to complete these steps.

Start the computer.

Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then close the drive tray. Wait for the Setup program to start automatically.

If the Setup program does not start automatically, click Start , type
Drive:\setup.exe in the
Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

Note In this step, Drive is the drive letter of the computer’s DVD drive.

When the “Install now” screen appears, click
Install now.

Note When you receive the Get important updates for installation message, do not click Go Online.

Click Upgrade when the Which type of installation do you want screen appears.

Follow the instructions to install Windows Vista.

If Windows Vista is now running on your computer, you have completed the upgrade to Windows Vista.

After the upgrade has completed, you have to activate your copy of Windows Vista.
For more information about how to activate Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

940315 How to activate Windows Vista

Option 2: Perform a clean reinstall of Windows Vista

Warning When you perform a clean installation, you may chose to format your drive. If you format your drive, existing data on your computer is deleted. This data includes personal data, settings, hardware driver information, and software programs. After you install the operating system, you must also reinstall all programs. Before you perform a clean installation, even if you do not format your hard driver, you should make sure that you back up personal data to disks or other external storage devices first. For more information about how to reinstall Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

918884 How to install Windows Vista

Reinstalling Windows on a computer that is running a preinstalled (OEM) copy of Windows Vista

If your computer has a preinstalled (OEM) copy of Windows Vista, and you receive this error, you should contact the manufacturer if you need help resetting your computer to the original factory defaults. Resetting your computer to the original factory defaults should also restore any system components that are needed to install the service pack.

You should back up any personal data before you contact the OEM for help. Using OEM recovery disks can sometimes cause data loss.

For more information about how to contact your OEM, please see the documentation that was included with your computer.

More Information

Related Topic:

Click the following links to find more options if this article cannot resolve your problem:

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

947366 How to troubleshoot Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 service pack installation issues

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