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Windows 7: 7 Home Premium in-place setup cancels itself, cannot sfc nor wupdate

20 May 2013   #61
Mr Smiley

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
He has factory preinstalled Win7 which is corrupt to begin with and which no tech enthusiast would run. I've advised him to get a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which I hope he is considering while he rearranges the deck chairs on the Titanic.
Lol ... Love your work gregrocker.


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20 May 2013   #62
gregrocker

 

Thanks, Smiley.

That's an interesting Updater. Bookmarked.
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20 May 2013   #63
Mr Smiley

 
 

Yes Greg, I used it a few weeks ago and it works very well if you need or want to download all of Windows Updates prior to executing a clean install.
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20 May 2013   #64
gregrocker

 

There's another Updater here that Si uses to slipstream the latest Updates into the Win7 installation ISO: TEST -Update 7 installation media. Saves hours of updating after a Clean Install.
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20 May 2013   #65
tom982

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Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What I said about the presence of an embedded null was wrong, it turns out that there are no embedded nulls and the inability for anything to access that key is simply due to how malformed the registry is. I've never seen anything this bad in my life!


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Smiley View Post
Hi DaveF, NoelDP, Golden and GregRocker

Please forgive me in advance if I'm barking up the wrong tree on this thread, but would it help DaveF if he was to use the WSUS Offline Updater to get his Windows Updates ? Just a thought.

WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection

Kind Regards, Neil.
Hi Neil,


No forgiveness will ever be needed here - as individuals we're nothing much but as a community, we shine, it's the combined knowledge of everyone around the place that has made us such a well known forum Right or wrong, suggestions will always be appreciated because either way, someone will learn from them.


Whilst WSUS Offline is a great tool, which I use and love, and saves a lot of time when reinstalling Windows, nothing but a clean install can rectify this problem. He has unimaginable levels of corruption in his registry that has been caused by something very substantial (failing hard disk, dodgy RAM etc.). This problem couldn't have been avoided by using WSUS Offline either as it is definitely hardware related, but I completely understand why you mentioned it!



Tom
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20 May 2013   #66
DaveF

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tom982 View Post
Firstly I want you to test your RAM with memtest:


RAM - Test with Memtest86+


Then run a chkdsk scan:


Disk Check
I have just very recently run both without found errors.

I am afraid that registry corruption is more likely my fault than the hardware's since, after first noticing the Windows Update problem several months ago, I used some bad registry cleaner software. Too much time has elapsed to try restoring. But I think I have found some reliable backup hardware and will no doubt very soon be looking for advice and assistance in implementing the best possible procedures for backup, clean install, restore.

I'll try Memtest+ & chkdsk /f /r again right now.
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20 May 2013   #67
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DaveF View Post
I am afraid that registry corruption is more likely my fault than the hardware's since, after first noticing the Windows Update problem several months ago, I used some bad registry cleaner software. Too much time has elapsed to try restoring. But I think I have found some reliable backup hardware and will no doubt very soon be looking for advice and assistance in implementing the best possible procedures for backup, clean install, restore.
I gave you everything you need a week ago, in the blue link below:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post

You said you dread getting the vastly superior Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 but did you read it as no one who has tried it has lost any software that came preinstalled that they still needed. We can help you with any of these that you are concerned with.

Since you came here to the top resource on the web for this specialty then why not get the best possible install instead of the worst one which you have if you have preinstalled Asus Win7? It will truly be better than getting a new PC under the circumstances.
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20 May 2013   #68
DaveF

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I'm also trying to follow the well-documented yet labyrinthine how-to on creating a slipstream installation image, and download of the Update7v4 zipfile, whatever it is, keeps failing due to an unreadable source.
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20 May 2013   #69
gregrocker

 

That's OK, Si will help you in the thread if you ask as he did me.

The 7v4 file is working fine for me from Skydrive. Try another browser, PC or connection?

The Updateslist.zip once unzipped and run will auto-load the latest edited Updates list into the Downloader dropdown menu so you can preselect the Updates he recommends which were all I needed.
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21 May 2013   #70
DaveF

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Smiley View Post
Yes Greg, I used it a few weeks ago and it works very well if you need or want to download all of Windows Updates prior to executing a clean install.
Si, one thing in your installer+updater ISO building howto has me confused.
Code:
3. Extract this onto C. UPDATE7v4.zip
Do you mean that the contents of the Windows Updates Downloader program need, after the WUD has run, to be added to the Update7v4 zip archive?

And anyone/everyone: I am nervous about any special considerations because of UEFI. Its bootability is fully supported in the BIOS I'm now using but will Windows7 Home reinstallation be fully aware of it?

I wish I could promise that's my final question.
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