Quote: Originally Posted by ephumuris
Is it not possible for someone with wmp12 installed to just copy their files and i replace the ones that are messed up or missing?
It wouldn't make a difference if we did, You still need to run a System Restore and a System File Check to get it working regardless
Quote: Originally Posted by tednelson83
i would imagine it would be possible to extract them from the disc if you know what files you needed. i havnt done it in a while, but we used to do it all the time in the shop i worked in on win 98, and early xp.
Since Vista, The Install DVDs use a new format called WIM or Windows Image Format and you would need to downlaod the 1GB Windows Automated Installation Kit (AIK) for the tools to Extract the WIM file, decompress the required files and remake the Image
System Restore is the only way your going to easily solve what you did, It only restores your System Files not Personal Files and takes about 20mins