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Windows 7: windows 7 pro %sysroot% errors

27 Jul 2010   #1

windows 7 pro
windows 7 pro %sysroot% errors

after much debate with my boss i convinced him to upgrade a few of our PCs to Windows 7 professionsal.

But I have a problem.....
all the icons in my accessories foler are not there and the links broken.
if i try to launch, say the snipping tool i get the following error message.....

the name '%windir&\snippingtool.exe' specified in the target box is not valid. Make sure the path and file name are correct.

if i go into the properties and change the path to C:\System32......
the application will run however the icon is still lost.

I also have a problem if i goto control panel>programs and features and click on the turn windows features on/off tab

does anyone know how to fix these issues???
they are very annoying especially as i have only had the OS installed for 1 DAY!!!!!!!!!



i have windows 7 professionsal
it has been installed for 1 day
all of a sudden i noticed the icons in my accessories folder had been lost and the programs wouldnt open.

i went to control panel>programs and features
clicked the turn windows features on or off tab and get the same type of error message im getting with the application folder
windows cannot find '%sysroot%\system32\optionalfeatures.exe' make sure you typed the name correctly then try again.

does anyone know how to resolve this issue???

it is very annoying!



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27 Jul 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

What Os was on the PC's before? How did you "upgrade"? Did you format the HD?

Do you have a win 7 dvd to do a clean install? Was the old os 32 bit? etc
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27 Jul 2010   #3

windows 7 pro

the old OS was XP Pro 32 bit
this is a 64 bit OS
i installed it at machine startup not over an existing version of windows.
i did do a clean install and it has done the same thing
maybe the windows.old folder in the c drive is confusing things?
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