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Windows 7: Unable to do a repair install with my Win 7 DVD

06 Apr 2013   #11
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi

Yes it was a mistake on my part to install the Pre-SP1 version of Win 7

Anyways, I am now downloading the Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 U (media refresh) edition and will make a clean install with it.

My existing Win 7 Pro key will work with this, right?


Many thanks!


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06 Apr 2013   #12
gregrocker

 

Yes, as long as it's a legit retail or factory preinstalled OEM WIn7 key then it will activate.

If you follow the steps in the tutorial based on thousands of installs we've helped with here, you'll get and keep a perfect Win7 install as long as you do.
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06 Apr 2013   #13
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Greg!

My key is of a retail edition and has been successfully validated by MS as "Genuine Windows". So ideally it should work.

Will follow the steps mentioned and get back to you all with the outcome.


Thanks a lot!
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06 Apr 2013   #14
gregrocker

 

Good, feel free to ask back any questions as you go and keep us posted on your progress.
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06 Apr 2013   #15
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Sure thing
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06 Apr 2013   #16
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Enjoy the new, fast, non-bloated install.
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06 Apr 2013   #17
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

I sure hope to, Gary. Thanks
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07 Apr 2013   #18
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Finally made a clean install with Win 7 Pro SP1 included..phew!

Now installing apps.

Thank you so much for all your help - very appreciated
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07 Apr 2013   #19
gregrocker

 

Be sure to install all rounds of IMportant and Optional Updates, after enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3).

Once all rounds are done with restarts, check Device manager for any missing Drivers.
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07 Apr 2013   #20
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Surely Greg - will do that and will get back to you all if I find any issues

Thanks
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