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Old 04-22-2012, 01:46 AM
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Something along these lines

http://directedge.us/content/abr-act...up-and-restore

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+1 this and also use http://recover-keys.com/ or get them to purchase Windows 7 and dump Vista.
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Old 04-22-2012, 01:55 AM
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+1 this and also use http://recover-keys.com/ or get them to purchase Windows 7 and dump Vista.
Well, I'm making 3 dvd recovery disks for my customer now (funny hes a neurosurgeon and could buy whatever, I did suggest just a new system) so if my own recovery goes haywire, I won't have to fall back on 21 cds, I'm going to try out DCGPX tool suggestion with one of my sp2 images.
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Just thought I'd follow-up, I used the tool DCGPX suggested, it worked perfectly, backed up and restored the activation files, I used a universal vista image I had, just had to install a couple updates from hp, thanks everybody.
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Old 04-22-2012, 08:54 AM
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Glad you sorted it. It's amazing how some clients just hand a bunch of CDs and ask you to do it, does make you wonder in hindsight why they didn't just do it themselves and say they'd had problems
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Old 04-22-2012, 12:47 PM
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Glad you sorted it. It's amazing how some clients just hand a bunch of CDs and ask you to do it, does make you wonder in hindsight why they didn't just do it themselves and say they'd had problems
yes, and his excuse was dvd's weren't around in 2007??? And he's a neurosurgeon?? LOL Anyways amazingly I still had trouble with windows updates with my own image restore (??) I have always used the windows repair tool from tweaking.com, but it failed me in both installs, but then I updated it to 1.7 and it worked! I wish that activation backup program had a PE plugin version I could add to my ubcd4win for the drives that won't boot to windows.

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Did you correctly register the copy of windows after the fresh installation? I know that if you don't activate, or activate with a "pirated" serial number it will refuse to update.

Woops, realized there was a 2nd page of replies including that you solved the problem after posting this. Haha.
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Just in case someone will come here later, I have once solved a similar issue by manually installing the latest Internet Explorer, whatever version was latest at the time.
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Try this

may or may not provide result, but is quick and easy to apply and may solve the problem.
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Try this

may or may not provide result, but is quick and easy to apply and may solve the problem.
that!

i have seen this problem before and was racking my brain on what i finally did to fix it. and i am pretty sure that was it.

and on another note i really need to keep better notes.
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I think D7 may be able to reset Windows Update too
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