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Windows 7: installing win 7 with keeping existing programs.


12 Aug 2011   #1

win 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 
installing win 7 with keeping existing programs.

hi all,

I have a problem as follows:
After I restared my comp yesterday, win 7 loads up the blue-green screen with leafs, and right after that, hangs on the black screen with visible cursor.i'm only able to move it then.
ctr+alt+del is not working.

What strange, in the safe mode all works well.
I tried 'last known config' - didn't work.
I tried system restore - same thing.
I tried to repair system with the 'repair tool' from the cd - didn't recognize any problems.

My question - is it possible to re-place system files, or do un upgrade win 7 to win 7 but keeping all my programs installed?
I really do not want to reinstall them, it would last 3 days.

In old xp, there was an option to hit 'r' on the second question while installing from cd, and we could have everything still installed, but system files replaced.

my system win 7 64 bit ult.

thanks


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12 Aug 2011   #2

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I'm not sure what you mean by "repair tool," but there should be a repair installation option available that will be your last resort before needing to wipe and reinstall the operating system.
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12 Aug 2011   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try uninstalling any Drivers updates & Windows updates in Safe Mode.



For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
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12 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 64b Ultimate
 
 

Please try Run a system file check to verify and repair your system files.
To do this type cmd in search, then right click to run as administrator, then
SFC /SCANNOW

Read here for more information SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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12 Aug 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

 

Unfortunately you can't run a Repair Install from Safe Mode, only from the Desktop.

Check the system for infection by booting Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper. Run Malwarebytes from Safe Mode with Networking, or install latest version in Safe Mode from stick or CD.

Try booting the Repair CD to run Startup Repair a few more times. Does it find an installation to repair?

Next try from the Repair Command Prompt: SFC -SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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12 Aug 2011   #6

win 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

hi again,

Thanks for all replies and help.
Unfortunatelly none of these works.
I tried repair, I tried to seek for viruses, I tried to sfc /scannow.

I think that the only solution is to reinstall..
And here have another question to You guys - what should I do to avoid these problems in future? Reinstall, then install all, most important programs and make an image copy of my system to be able to have everything back when I want ?
have You any suggestions here?

I also thought that in future I could install system on one partition, and programs on another.
But as far as I know, all programs have their files also placed somewhere in system partition, so while the system is damaged and needs to be replaced, I would also erase those files needed for programs to work, am I right ?


p.s. i'm still using safe mode, and it works fine

thanks for help!
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12 Aug 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello kielbasa, welcome to Seven Forums!


Sad you're having to reinstall, though creating an image is a sound idea; have a look at this tutorial linked below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.


Imaging with free Macrium


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12 Aug 2011   #8

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Try uninstalling any Drivers updates & Windows updates in Safe Mode.



For better help with problems, Can you post your specs.
Filling out System Specs
Dont Know What Hardware You Have..??
VistaForums SysInfo Tool - Vista Forums
Do you try uninstalling any updates?
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12 Aug 2011   #9

win 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

yes theog,

somehow I was unable to do that. There was some error poping up when I wanted to
uninstall any of them.
bare foot kid - big thanks for the tutorial.

I really appreciate all Your help guys.
thanks again
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12 Aug 2011   #10
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Glad we could help mate and be sure to post back here with any updates.
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