Wiping the HDD to reinstall Vista .
Vista is not supported by anyone anymore , if it was running ok before you should have just cleaned up the OS and kept as is.
The solution would be to upgrade to Windows 7/10 .
I recently wiped my hard drive and reinstalled Windows Vista, however, now I am unable to install any of the other programs I had on my laptop. I was able to download but nothing happens when I click to install them. I'm sure there's a simple solution but I can't figure it out, please help.