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Windows 7: Repair install without SP1 disk

01 Sep 2011   #1
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 
Repair install without SP1 disk

I see Brink added a repair install for Win 7 using the Win 7 disk to repair an install that has SP1 installed,but the win 7 disk is not by using Compatability mode and Vista SP2. I assume this will work and has anyone tried it?


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01 Sep 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jake,

It works perfectly with a "retail" Windows 7 installation DVD/USB/ISO copy without SP1 on the same Windows 7 with SP1 installed on the computer.

Repair Install

I'm not sure what you mean with "...but the win 7 disk is not by using Compatability mode and Vista SP2." though.

What type of Windows 7 installation disc do you have?
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01 Sep 2011   #3
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

I have retail version Of Win 7 Home Premium Upgrade
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01 Sep 2011   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It should work with that.

I'm still not sure what you mean with "...but the win 7 disk is not by using Compatability mode and Vista SP2." though.

Are you saying that you are unable to use compatibility mode with your installation disc?

Could you explain this more?
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02 Sep 2011   #5
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

OK,I have Win 7 SP1 installed on my pc. I wish to do a repair install but I have deleted the backup files for SP1 a long time ago,so I cannot uninstall SP1. SO can I do a repair install using my Retail disc of Win 7 and do a repair install like you have stated in your tutorial Windows 7 SP1 installation using "retail" Windows 7 without SP1 installation disc.

When I insert the disc and right click on setup.exe and go to compatability mode and run it as Vist SP2 this will work?
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02 Sep 2011   #6
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote:
When I insert the disc and right click on setup.exe and go to compatability mode and run it as Vist SP2 this will work?
No need to use compatability mode.
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02 Sep 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jakedog View Post
OK,I have Win 7 SP1 installed on my pc. I wish to do a repair install but I have deleted the backup files for SP1 a long time ago,so I cannot uninstall SP1. SO can I do a repair install using my Retail disc of Win 7 and do a repair install like you have stated in your tutorial Windows 7 SP1 installation using "retail" Windows 7 without SP1 installation disc.

When I insert the disc and right click on setup.exe and go to compatability mode and run it as Vist SP2 this will work?
Yes, that will work.
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02 Sep 2011   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Quote:
When I insert the disc and right click on setup.exe and go to compatability mode and run it as Vist SP2 this will work?
No need to use compatability mode.
Hello Ray,

Unfortunataly, compatibility mode will have to be used to do a repair install when you have Windows 7 with SP1 installed on the computer and using a Windows 7 without SP1 installation disc. Otherwise, it will give you the error below.

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02 Sep 2011   #9
jakedog

Win 7 64 bit Premiun
 
 

Thanks Brink
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02 Sep 2011   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Please let us know how it went.
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