Help!!!Vista update crashed computer. How can I fix it without spending money?

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    mberanekposted 6 years ago

    Help!!!Vista update crashed computer.  How can I fix it without spending money?

    My friend's computer has vista on it.  she downloaded an update of sp1 for it from microsoft, now the operating system(vista) will not work, nor come up on the screen.  She never made a recovery point, repair disk, startup/boot disc, or anything that could be used to save her computer.  How would I fix this?  What can be done to the computer so it will work again, without costing any money?  how would I get a copy of a repair vista disc for free?

  2. akuigla profile image61
    akuiglaposted 6 years ago

    Ok,relax,there is a solution:
    Start computer
    When windows logo appears, start tapping f8 key
    Safe mode will appear on your screen
    Find system restore
    Restore system prior to update point

  3. DavitosanX profile image75
    DavitosanXposted 6 years ago

    You should really consider upgrading to Windows 7, or downgrading to XP (not kidding). Vista was known for having a lot of issues, so you're better off without it.

    To recover your files, you can always extract them by using an Ubuntu live CD, with which you can access your hard drive and all of its files. Look into it. (not a bad idea for a hub).