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Windows 7: repair install error


13 May 2011   #1

windows 7 Pro 32-bit
 
 
repair install error

I need to perform a repair install on my Win 7 SP1 system. I have my original Win 7 SP1 Upgrade disk.

A few days ago I attempted to run a repair install and got an error (or at least a splash screen) near the end of the installation saying that the version of Win 7 I was installing was older than the version I had installed. As a result the install didn't complete.

Is there a way around this problem?

Also, in speaking to MS Support the tech advised me to first boot from my Upgrade disk, and then ren the repair install from there. Everywhere else I've read that you first boot the computer into Windows 7, then insert the DVD and move on from there.

I'm assuming that the tech was incorrect and I first boot Win 7 on my computer, then insert the DVD. Correct?


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13 May 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

 

Yes, a Repair Install is done from the desktop.

Do you have a slipstreamed SP1 install DVD? If so, it will not work with Windows 7 with SP1. You'll need the Windows 7 DVD w/SP1.

The other option is to uninstall SP1 and use the pre-SP1 installer for Repair Install: uninstall Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Have you tried running SFC -SCANNOW Command first to test System file integrity?
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14 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rbt2 View Post
I need to perform a repair install on my Win 7 SP1 system. I have my original Win 7 SP1 Upgrade disk.

A few days ago I attempted to run a repair install and got an error (or at least a splash screen) near the end of the installation saying that the version of Win 7 I was installing was older than the version I had installed. As a result the install didn't complete.

Is there a way around this problem?

Also, in speaking to MS Support the tech advised me to first boot from my Upgrade disk, and then ren the repair install from there. Everywhere else I've read that you first boot the computer into Windows 7, then insert the DVD and move on from there.

I'm assuming that the tech was incorrect and I first boot Win 7 on my computer, then insert the DVD. Correct?

I believe that the tech is wrong, they are always wrong!!!

Firstly, why do you need to do this, what is the original problem?

This will help me help you
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