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Windows 7: HOW TO REPAIR USING W7 UPGRADE DISK


24 Mar 2011   #1

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 
HOW TO REPAIR USING W7 UPGRADE DISK

My original OS was vista but up-graded to Windows 7 home premium.

Currently I need to affect a repair to the system.

1 How do I use the up-grade disk to do a repair (Real Windows 7 Disk)

2 I dont want to a complete re-install

3 I should change the boot order to cdrom hit F10 and enter

4 What should I do then???????????

I havent used an install disk as a repair before so I dont want to screw up

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24 Mar 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hello Birdulike,

What kind of repair? what is the problem you are experiencing?
Also, is this a full Windows 7 installation disk?
Be very helpful if you filled out your system specification in your user cp.

Cheers, John
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24 Mar 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

You talking Startup Repair,

Startup Repair

or a repair install,

Repair Install
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24 Mar 2011   #4

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johnwillyums View Post
Hello Birdulike,

What kind of repair? what is the problem you are experiencing?
Also, is this a full Windows 7 installation disk?
Be very helpful if you filled out your system specification in your user cp.

Cheers, John
Hi John, Its a proper Windows 7 install disk as far as I know. Whats wrong with my description in cpalso see IE refuses to work after power failer
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24 Mar 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Repair install has to be run inside windows, you dont need to boot from the disk. Follow instructions here.

Repair Install

If this a retail upgrade disk, it should work fine. Only thing is if you've updated to SP1, you need an integrated disk, the pre-SP1 disk wont work.
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24 Mar 2011   #6

VISTA HP UPGRADED TO WIN7 HP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
Repair install has to be run inside windows, you dont need to boot from the disk. Follow instructions here.

Repair Install

If this a retail upgrade disk, it should work fine. Only thing is if you've updated to SP1, you need an integrated disk, the pre-SP1 disk wont work.

Thanks how do I get an intergrated disk?
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24 Mar 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

I mean the system spec you will see if you click on the "my system specs" at the bottom left of the box.
It's helpful to know what kind of hardware you are running is all.
In this case I'd follow the links in Stormy and Bill's posts above. There are full tutorials there.
Cheers, John
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24 Mar 2011   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

OK . Have you installed Sp1 from Windows update. You can check that by opening Windows Update from your menu and
looking at update history. Sp1 was quite recent so you should see it in the list. If you haven't installed it, don't and let us know.
cheers, john
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24 Mar 2011   #9

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Quote:
Thanks how do I get an intergrated disk?
Thats a million dollar question- how do pre-sp1 customers repair their installs post-sp1? MS has yet to release the integrated SP1 disks for general availability so the only source could be somebody with a technet/msdn subscription that can lend you such a disk. Otherwise google around or wait till you can order media only disks or do a clean install with the old disk.
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24 Mar 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

 

You can also uninstall SP1 to do the Repair Install, then reinstall it easily via Updates: Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1) - Uninstall

Reports are that you can also Repair Install using installer slipstreamed with SP1 and it will add SP1 in the process: Windows 7 SP1 Install Fail 0x8007000e
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