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Windows 7: How can I repair my W7 OS?

09 Aug 2010   #1
Barso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
How can I repair my W7 OS?

I have noticed that my W7 OS 64bit has not been running correctly and would like to try an OS repair.
I have done a sfc/scannow for the command prompt and it has shown it has some corrupted files.
But how can I repair my OS yet keep the start menu and games screen intact?
I have over 600GB on my second D drive and I am worried I will have to reinstall everything which will take me days.
I there any way around this? I have no backup or restore.


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09 Aug 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

This will show you how to do a repair upgrade install to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.


Repair Install
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09 Aug 2010   #3
Barso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks,I hope you understand how much your help is appreciated.
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09 Aug 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Be sure to let us know how it comes out!
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10 Aug 2010   #5
Barso

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thanks, that appears to have worked perfectly.
Is there any advantage to doing a clean install over doing the upgrade over the existing W7 install?
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10 Aug 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

The advantage is that you'll have a fresh clean install, but you'll need to re-install all your programs, import all your data, etc.
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10 Aug 2010   #7
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barso View Post
I have no backup or restore.
That should be your very first problem to resolve. If you have no backup for this data, than it can't be important to you.

Get a cheap 1 TB or larger external drive, and keep your data safe!
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