Print Spool Missing

#1
Hi,

I installed Vista using a stripped-down installation disc and everything is working perfectly. But recently when I tried to install Adobe Acrobat Pro, I realized that some system files were missing. Like for example, I didn't find the "Print Spool" service. So, how can I restore all the missing files? Will the Vista Recovery Disk be able to restore them? I don't want to try out or play around with anything without any expert opinion :grinning:

Thanks
 

Mak 2.0

Mod...WAFFLES!?!?
Staff member
#2
Hello Dsyfa and Welcome to NST!

That disc is only used to restore a missing boot loader or to get access to a system restore point. It is not used to replace missing Vista files.

Sadly it sounds as if you are outta luck. Sadly this is why using a stripped down version is more costly than using the full version. Never kow what system files are missing till you need them.

If you can get a full DVD you might be able to install those files but i would not bet on it.
 

mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#3
I wouldn't either - unlike XP, Vista doesn't support repair installs.
 
#4
I wouldn't either - unlike XP, Vista doesn't support repair installs.
So what do u suggest I should do now?? I can't afford to perform a clean install:wtf: I'll loose all my installed programs :S

Ok... I have an idea... What if I made a backup of the registry and then after I re-install vista I could import the registry data?
 
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mqudsi

Mostly Harmless
Staff member
#5
No, that would never work.

You really don't have a choice, and that's the reason we never recommend the use of a Vista-lite or XP-lite CD/DVD that hasn't been thoroughly tested by experts or the community.

Either you live with this or you reinstall and lose your programs.
 
#6
No, that would never work.

You really don't have a choice, and that's the reason we never recommend the use of a Vista-lite or XP-lite CD/DVD that hasn't been thoroughly tested by experts or the community.

Either you live with this or you reinstall and lose your programs.
OK I want to re-install Vista. Can I overwrite my existing installation? Or should I format the drive in which I installed Vista from Windows XP?