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Windows 7: Setting up to install Windows.. already installed..


16 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 
Setting up to install Windows.. already installed..

Okay, so stupid mistake by me. I let the um, oobe? folder to be enabled (or shown, whatever it is) in the System32 folder so I can edit the Login screen. Wellll, stupidly, I decided to mess around with the files, one of them being a setup.exe (or one of the .exe/.msi files) and it decided to install, well, it failed, no biggie. So I start up, and... everytime, after the "Starting Windows" and the login screen, it decides to take a few happy hundred seconds to tell me "Setup is preparing to install Windows.. Please wait" or some special stuff like that. So I messed around more, only making Windows unusable for a time being until I fixed that. So now it's just doing that stupid screen. It doesn't do anything, but it makes boot time increase by.. a lot. Any help? Thanks.

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16 Nov 2009   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Probably the easiest way, try a system restore, then try a system image then try a repair install with your Windows 7 Disc. I think the system restore will work, if you roll back to a point prior to your problem. The same holds true for system image.

I hope I understood your problem correctly. Basically, your installation is always installing.
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16 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Heh, that would be nice if I actually could restore that long ago. I probably should turn on System Restore at some point. And basically, kind of. It just keeps saying it is, though it's not doing anything. It's just a stupid "notification" type of thing. But I'd like to keep the whole "reverse system/restore/reinstall" out of the way.
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21 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Bump. Apologies if this isn't allowed.
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21 Nov 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nicane View Post
Heh, that would be nice if I actually could restore that long ago. I probably should turn on System Restore at some point. And basically, kind of. It just keeps saying it is, though it's not doing anything. It's just a stupid "notification" type of thing. But I'd like to keep the whole "reverse system/restore/reinstall" out of the way.
I don't understand your statement. You'd like to "keep out of the way" the one thing that could help you fix what you messed up? In that case, I guess you can reinstall Windows.
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21 Nov 2009   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Well uh, I mean I'd rather not do it. I'd like to just fix the problem without affecting other things, ya know?
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22 Nov 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nicane View Post
Well uh, I mean I'd rather not do it. I'd like to just fix the problem without affecting other things, ya know?
That is what system restore could have done for you....
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22 Nov 2009   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

Well, since I don't have it, let's work toward a DIFFERENT way.
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22 Nov 2009   #9

Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nicane View Post
Well, since I don't have it, let's work toward a DIFFERENT way.

You posted this thread 5 DAYS ago. You could have installed Windows literally 10-20 times in that time. Why not bite the bullet and just DO IT?? It's not a very lengthy process. In the time it takes to discuss this back and forth, you'd have been done with it. Learn when to not push a bad position.
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22 Nov 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit (Build 7600)
 
 

I don't like taking the easy way out of things. I want to learn what made this happen and what it did. I want to actually fix it, without just taking the option of "just reinstall." I could do that for every problem I have, but why would I do that? That doesn't help learn about it at all.
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