A new installation was the best you could do. the best for installation ist to use something like putty after the network and SSh runs, then you can copy most out of the howto... Copying out of Web-.pages is done by CTRL-C, paste in Putty by clicking right Mousebutton.
I have an alias running
alias vi = 'joe';
and did install joe just before this by apt-get install joe
This makes it possible to copy these vi-lones without using the (for my opinion) rubbish vi-editor. Others use mc for editing...