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

05 Apr 2013   #1
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Unable to do a repair install with my Win 7 DVD

So I installed Win 7 x64 on my upgraded PC and since then started having problems with installing SP 1. Refer to thread Win 7 64bit SP 1 installation error - Code 800F0818

I am still talking to Tom on this but wanted to check the option to do a repair installation if nothing works, but when I run SetUp on my Win 7 x64 DVD, it gets me to the disk selection menu from where I need to select the drive I want to install windows in.

Why is it not giving me the option to upgrade and do a repair installation?


Please advise

Thanks


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05 Apr 2013   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

you would need to select the install type in the very first screen, Custom or Upgrade. the repair has to be started from within w7 too.
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05 Apr 2013   #3
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Hi Britton

Thanks for your response

I tried running the Set up from within win 7 and right after I run it, it goes on full screen mode then follows the path as shown

Copying Temporary Files > Setup is starting > Accept Agreement > Select Partition

I don't get the options to Update and Upgrade within the small blue window as shown in the Repair Install tutorial.

Btw, mine is a Retail DVD of Win 7

Please advise


Thanks
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05 Apr 2013   #4
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Here is the order I get them in.
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Here is where it copies files and starts install, then:
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05 Apr 2013   #5
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Ya that's what I saw everywhere....but it doesn't work this way for me

For me it's straight to set up and then select partition

How can Windows 7 act different for different users?
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05 Apr 2013   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You might try some other options in the tutorial for download the w7SP1 for you current version and try to either use it from a USB stick or burn the image to a new DVD.
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06 Apr 2013   #7
probuddha

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks!

But I am a bit confused on the version that I should download to go ahead with the repair install

I see many versions listed on Windows 7 Direct Download Links

Could you please advise me on which should be the right one for me? I am running Win 7 Professional 64 Bit without SP1

Can I go with the Windows 7 Professional x64 RTM one?


Many thanks!
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06 Apr 2013   #8
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Yes that should be fine . It doesn't have SP1 .
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06 Apr 2013   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

It's OK if you want to go through the 200+updates with no SP1.
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06 Apr 2013   #10
gregrocker

 

You should have never installed using a pre-SP1 disk anyway, not when the latest is easily available. There are likely many other tips and tools you missed so I'd do it over using the latest official installer with SP1 provided in Step 1 of Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to reinstall now following the steps to get a perfect install. The steps are the same for retail.
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