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Windows 7: ReInstalling Windows

13 Jun 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 
ReInstalling Windows

Guys Im using Windows 7 Home Basic before
and yesterday my windows was unable to start
i do start up repair,system restore etc but still it cannot start
I guess reinstalling OS will fix this
I just want to know what is the step by step process in Reinstalling windows 7 in the same drive without loosing any of my files. . .

Please help me guys. .


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13 Jun 2012   #2

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Win 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hello adriansam and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try a Repair Install. Otherwise you'd have to try to backup all existing files, documents, photos, etc because a clean install will wipe everything off the hard drive.

Repair Install

It's also possible that your Lenovo has a hidden recovery partition that would let you return your machine to factory specs (just like the day you bought it.) But again, you'd lose all of your personal data.
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13 Jun 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

As Lee suggests, tap the hotkey given on first boot screen to try to run Factory Recovery.

If that fails you can Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 - everything you need is in the blue link including how to rescue your files first.
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13 Jun 2012   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

but how can i do repair install if i dont have cd???
do i have to download it???then mount
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14 Jun 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Welcome to SF! adriansam Read through the Repair Install guide marmimar posted. I think that be a help.

Another guide to look over is USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

Since you may have only tried the Startup repair option once you may want to see if you can avoid an upgrade to repair if not needed by burning a repair cd if you have a cd or dvd burner installed. System Repair Disc - Create

You can also download the iso image for that as well from Windows 7 Repair and Recovery CD Download | The NeoSmart Files

Sometimes it takes more then one run of the repair tool to correct a problem preventing a normal boot. The other guide here at SF for this is seen at Startup Repair - Run 3 Separate Times
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14 Jun 2012   #6

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

but i think someday i will need the OS installer of this do you know where to download windows 7 home basic 64bit??
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14 Jun 2012   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, XP Mode, W8.1 Preview VM - 7 Pro x64 second remote tower
 
 

Know anyone running the same edition with installation media? That would need to be the exact same edition as well as with or without SP1 depending on whether or not the preinstalled copy of 7 you have there included SP1 if you didn't originally install Windows yourself.

As far as simply downloading 7 out in the wild that's not a good idea since often things don't go right either from malware laced downloads or not genuine through bogus sites! We wouldn't be able to help you with any of that here.
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14 Jun 2012   #8

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

hmmmn what shall i do??
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14 Jun 2012   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adriansam View Post
but how can i do repair install if i dont have cd???
do i have to download it???then mount

As I said, everything you need is in the blue link tutorial Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 , including the latest official installer with SP1 which can also be used for a Repair Install.

Please read all of the material provided before asking back questions.

Windows 7 fit's on a DVD, not a CD.
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14 Jun 2012   #10

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Hey I cannot find home basic 64bit on your given link Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life. . .is my files will be deleted if i do repair install??? .
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