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Windows 7: Registry completely destroyed, basically "bricked" computer

01 Sep 2012   #11
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Follow this tutorial and back up your stuff with Ubuntu
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/
You will need a product key. number


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09 Sep 2012   #12
Cowgoesmoo2

Windows home 64x
 
 

Is there any way for me to save my files? Could it be as easy as removing my hard drive and placing in a new one, then reinstalling windows?
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09 Sep 2012   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cowgoesmoo2 View Post
Is there any way for me to save my files? Could it be as easy as removing my hard drive and placing in a new one, then reinstalling windows?
A week ago in the post above Richc46 said this:
Follow this tutorial and back up your stuff with Ubuntu
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-computer/
You will need a product key. number

Just follow the links. OK easier I think to do the second one first.(Thats the Ubuntu) Did you not see this post before, it has been sitting there for a week? Are you sure you have a product key number?
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09 Sep 2012   #14
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cowgoesmoo2 View Post
Is there any way for me to save my files? Could it be as easy as removing my hard drive and placing in a new one, then reinstalling windows?
Won't be quite that simple,but:

You can boot from a system repair disc, go to a command prompt and then copy everything dear to your heart to a usb stick.

The same can be accomplished using a Win 7 DVD.

Another approach:
Put PuppyLinux on a CD
Boot from that CD.
Use PuppyLinux to copy your files to a usb drive/stick.

PuppyLinux is rather intutitive.

PuppyLinux doesn't install anything on your computer.

Puppy Linux Community Home - Getting Started
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09 Sep 2012   #15
python134r

win 7 Pro 64 Sp1 win 8.1 pro Xunbuntu
 
 

OK go here: Download Windows 7 SP1 Integrated DVD ISO – Official Direct Download Links

Download Win 7 SP1 64 bit Eng pro. Its bootable.

Do a repair install

Repair Install\

Read carefully
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09 Sep 2012   #16
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

python,
To avoid malware infected software and sites which we have not tested:

The one site we use for legal downloads of Win 7 is:
Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life
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09 Sep 2012   #17
Cowgoesmoo2

Windows home 64x
 
 

Thanks everyone, I'll give those a shot, although I believe a repair install will simply not read the CD.

+reputation to all
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09 Sep 2012   #18
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Cowgoesmoo2,

Keep us informed. Hope that we helped.
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09 Sep 2012   #19
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Did you even read Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7?

There is a step in it to rescue your files.

You can also try working through Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Boot which includes a System file check done from the installer/Repair CD's Command Line that can possibly repair the System Files damaged by using an Registry Cleaner - the surest way to ruin your Win7.
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09 Sep 2012   #20
dc898

Windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

well mate to put it nicly you sir are ****ed but do try the old reintall of windows that shood help if not tell this wonafull form and well figger it out
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