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I wish to know how I can enter a repair program and also how i can program the bootup to automatically enter me as administrator on bootu without entering the password each time. TIA Howie

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1.) I'm not sure what you are referring to...are you trying to repair Vista, repair a program, or install/run a program designed to repair problems?

2.) Vista will log you in automatically under two conditions:
a.) You only have one account that is enabled.
b.) There is no password on your user account.

a.) To disable an account instead of deleting it, go Start->Control Panel->System and Maintenance->Administrative Tools, launch Computer Management, expand Local users and Groups, select Users, right-click the username, select properties, and check Account is disabled.

b.) To remove the password, go Start->Control Panel->User Accounts and Family Safety->User Accounts and click Remove Your Password.

Hope this helps,

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vista beta 2 John Wilkenson

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John, I am trying to repair vista beta 2 rather than haveing to reinstall it. When I explore the disk I don't seeany provision to just repair. Hope this is what you need TIA Howie

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Limited options...

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Unfortunately there is no 'repair installation' option available in Vista Beta 2 as there is in Windows XP. There is SFC (System File Checker), but if I remember correctly it was not operational. Thus, you are basically left with manual repair...replacing corrupted files yourself. You could try performing an 'upgrade installation' on the current installation of Vista, but it may not work. That means it's likely you'll have to browse the hard drive using another installation or a Linus Live CD to recover any files and then perform a full fresh installation.

If you describe what problem you're having, though, someone may be able to suggest an alternative solution.


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That worked

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Never know how Vist would reat to certain changes.
I have done a lot off changes with some problems but not many. Vista is not like the previous systems.
I am the only one that uses my computer, so I do not need to sign in.
Thank You Very much now I would get to the desk top quicker.
Wendell H

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Being Beta I don't believe we have the option to

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do a repair install yet, at least i have not seen one.

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from Howie on vista beta 2

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Thank all of you that responded to my question.

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