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Windows 7: How do I use ISO dowloads to repair W7 without removing programs?

27 Jul 2013   #1
Hymek7076

Windows 7 (64)
 
 
How do I use ISO dowloads to repair W7 without removing programs?

I have had problems with the current installation of Windows and I'm not sure how to download ISO files without
removing any programs or interrupting network devices. I didn't get any repair disks when I got the computer and I am
trying to find the serial key which I think might be on the side of the original PSU which was put in my sisters
computer so I'll have to check there unless it is located somewhere else on my computer.

Which is the best way to download it onto a disk and restore the Windows without damaging any programs installed?

Operating System
MS Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1


CPU
Intel Core i5 650 @ 3.20GHz 33 C
Clarkdale 32nm Technology


RAM
8.00 GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz (9-9-9-24)


Motherboard
Acer Predator G5900 (CPU 1) 30 C


Graphics
AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series


Thanks,
Hymek7076.


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27 Jul 2013   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

DownLoad the correct valid .iso version for your computer to your HD. Burn it to a blank DVD with FREEWARE ImgBurn
at 4x speed with verify ON.


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27 Jul 2013   #3
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

There is no way you can do this and not affect some programs. Anti-virus and Firewall for sure, probably others as well.

You can download a legal copy with SP1 integrated from here:

Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Make sure you get the same version you have, Home Premium, Pro or Ultimate and 32 or 64 bit. Note that Basic or Starter is not available.

I recommend using ImgBurn at 4X speed (or the slowest available) to create the DVD from the downloaded .iso file.

You can do this on any computer capable of burning a DVD.

YOU MUST HAVE A VALID KEY TO INSTALL THIS .ISO. The one on the COA sticker on your computer will work.

You can also create a bootable USB Flash drive (4GB or larger) to install Windows 7 from.
  1. Download and run Universal USB Installer Easy as 1 2 3
  2. Select Windows 7 from the first drop down list, all the way to the bottom
  3. Select the downloaded Windows 7 iso file
  4. Select your USB flash drive
  5. Click Create

For techies or folks who work on computers: Create Windows 7 Universal ISO With All Editions Selection On Install with ei.cfg Removal Utility.
This will fit on a 6GB flash drive or can be burned to a DVD.

Then follow these instructions: Repair Install
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28 Jul 2013   #4
Hymek7076

Windows 7 (64)
 
 

How long does it normally take when running the ISO from a CD-ROM and will it change any programs or files?

Thanks,
Hymek7076.
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28 Jul 2013   #5
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

A Repair Install will leave your data intact but some programs will have to be reinstalled, like anti-virus and firewall. I don't know which other ones though.

Repair Install

A Clean Install wipes the drive so you lose everything.

Clean Install Windows 7
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

If it were me, I would backup everything first before doing any kind of reinstall.
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08 Aug 2013   #6
Hymek7076

Windows 7 (64)
 
 

When I try to write the DVR is full, and I can only us 6 speed and 8 speed.

Thanks,
LH.
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08 Aug 2013   #7
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Use a new DVD+R or create a bootable flash drive.

What program are you using to burn the DVD. Give Imgburn a try as DocBrown suggested. Burn at the slowest speed available.
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08 Aug 2013   #8
Hymek7076

Windows 7 (64)
 
 

It is a new disc and larger than all flash drives I have. (I only have 1/2GB flash drives)

Thanks,
LH.
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08 Aug 2013   #9
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

What burning software are you using?

Which ISO did you download and what is it's size on your hard drive?
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08 Aug 2013   #10
Hymek7076

Windows 7 (64)
 
 

I have to download it again because the old one went but the size is about 3.09 GB I downloaded W7 (x64) SP1 (X17-58997) but the old one currently installed is X16-96072. I don't think the old one is available.

How do I get speed 4?

Thanks,
LH.
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