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Windows 7: How do i upgrade my pc from an iso file?

18 Apr 2013   #1
Nixion

windows 7 home basic x64
 
 
How do i upgrade my pc from an iso file?

i have home basic and i want to upgrade to ultimate since its gonna give me more features and the os is very damaged cause i installed excessive skin packs.I have an ISO file of windows 7 ultimate.

But id dont want to go through the trouble of re installing all my softwares again and want to keep the save data for all my games (Far cry/Delta force/MW3 etc)
Please help.


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18 Apr 2013   #2
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

It's the exact same OS with a few expensive extra features that can be unlocked which 90% if users don't even need: Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums

If you still need Ultimate then you can insert an Ultimate retail or Anytime Product Key into Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums
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19 Apr 2013   #3
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It's the exact same OS with a few expensive extra features that can be unlocked which 90% if users don't even need: Compare Windows 7 Editions - Windows 7 Forums

If you still need Ultimate then you can insert an Ultimate retail or Anytime Product Key into Windows Anytime Upgrade - How to - Windows 7 Forums
If the Home Basic installation is corrupt, would an Anytime Upgrade do anything to fix it?

(Not a rhetorical question.)
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19 Apr 2013   #4
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

The Upgrade probably wouldn't run if OS was too corrupt since it only unlocks features in the extant OS. .

Better to run a Repair Install which is same-version Upgrade over itself while keeping all files, settings in place.

But first let us know what the exact symptoms are, start on the Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7
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19 Apr 2013   #5
Nixion

windows 7 home basic x64
 
 

thanks but how do i do it with an ISO image file?
i mentioned about skin packs, i`ve uninstalled the skinpacks but some areas of them still remain.its the main reason i want to switch OS with my save data and programes.
i'll up load a pic of what i mean, soon. ok
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19 Apr 2013   #6
Nixion

windows 7 home basic x64
 
 

heres what i mean


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19 Apr 2013   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Often times running SFC /SCANNOW Command will reverse corruption encountered with a theme modification. If you can't run it from Win7 then run SFC /SCANNOW Run in Command Prompt at Boot from Win7 installer DVD or flash stick.

You need to burn the ISO provided in the Repair Install tutorial to disk or flash stick using Windows 7 USB-DVD Download Tool. Then you can run the repairs in the steps I gave you or do the Repair Install if SFC or the other steps aren't sufficient.
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19 Apr 2013   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Professional x64 Zorin OS 9 Core x64 Xubuntu 13.1 x64 Linux Mint 17 x64
 
 

Run the sfc /scannow command before you do anything, as suggested.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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21 Apr 2013   #9
3D Jed

Windows 7 pro x64 SP1
 
 

hey gregrocker - extant - interesting word. Had to look it up - in existance, as opposed to extinct. Respect to GR.
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21 Apr 2013   #10
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Shorter way of saying "existent."
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