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Windows 7: How do I repair/reinstall Win 7 Pdo 64-Bit or do I need to?

07 Oct 2015   #1
bhernandez007

Win7-Pro 64 Bit -SP1
 
 
How do I repair/reinstall Win 7 Pdo 64-Bit or do I need to?

I'm currently running Win 7 Pro 64-Bit SP1. A few months ago I encountered a viral infection that denied me access to my main user profile. This is my workstation so as a "quick-fix" another user profile was created so I could continue working without losing too much time. Now the time has come to correct all of my access issues and my questions are in several parts. Any help from the forum would be appreciated. I'm planning to re-install Win 7 Pro and then upgrade to Win 10.

Q1: Do I need to reinstall or repair Win 7?

Q2: If I don't, will my issues of access carry to Win 10?

Q3: If so, would it be better to deal with those issues in 10 or 7?

Q4: Is there a 64-bit Pro version of Win 10 or does basic 10 have all of the features of 7-64 Bit Pro?


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07 Oct 2015   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Before you do anything, do you have a current backup, either data or an image backup. If not, do that before you do anything else.

Q1: Do I need to reinstall or repair Win 7?

Depends on what is wrong with your system.

Q2: If I don't, will my issues of access carry to Win 10?

Yes, it probably will carry over.

Q3: If so, would it be better to deal with those issues in 10 or 7?

Deal with them in Windows 7. Backup, Clean Install Win 7 then restore data is what I would do. Then upgrade to 10.

Q4: Is there a 64-bit Pro version of Win 10 or does basic 10 have all of the features of 7-64 Bit Pro?

Yes, there is. When you upgrade from 7 Pro X64 you will get 10 Pro X64.
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07 Oct 2015   #3
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Personally I would backup all data, reinstall 7, upgrade to 10, clean install 10 then restore data.
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08 Oct 2015   #4
bhernandez007

Win7-Pro 64 Bit -SP1
 
 
Are there particular things that I watch for?

Thanks for the information. I do have a recent back up both as an image and actual data. The virus was "winsys32.exe". It has essentially changed my access password to my primary profile and made it inaccessible. So now I have an alternate profile as a work around.

Q1: Will I be able to repair windows or reinstall windows from that second profile?
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08 Oct 2015   #5
Boozad

W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM
 
 

Profiles are irrelevant when reinstalling Windows, you just need to boot from your Windows media then format the drive which will wipe both user profiles anyway.
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08 Oct 2015   #6
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

Just re image the PC, problem solved.
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08 Oct 2015   #7
bhernandez007

Win7-Pro 64 Bit -SP1
 
 
Many Thanks.

Thanks guys, you've been very helpful.
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08 Oct 2015   #8
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Why can't you change the password on the other account from the account you are using?
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09 Oct 2015   #9
bhernandez007

Win7-Pro 64 Bit -SP1
 
 
Profile password

I've tried several times. Each time I go back the primary profile it tells me that it failed to load.
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