A friend’s computer, which runs Windows Vista, appears to have become somewhat borked — Internet Explorer doesn’t display some images, and Vista Service Pack 1 fails to install via Windows Update (with “unknown” error code 800706BE).
I figured I should advise them to reinstall Vista from the disc to see if this fixes Internet Explorer, and allows them to apply all updates. I was looking for civilian-friendly instructions, and found this:
However, it doesn’t mention how to reinstall Vista without wiping the machine. I was hoping for a repair install rather than a clean install.
Is there a reinstall option that doesn’t wipe the computer? If so, do you know of any civilian-friendly instructions on how to do this?