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Windows 7: Win 7 Home 64bit repair upgrade problems


23 Apr 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Win 7 Home 64bit repair upgrade problems

Hello everyone,

Conduit trashed some files for me. IE 32 bit will not even open. Other addins/attachments to IE don't work with 64bit. Problems with Flash. Grrrrrr.....

Downloaded ISO from the Digital River site and IsotoUSB.exe file from CNET/Download.com (that had a PUP file imbedded - got a good file from the author location). Burnt a cd. Using instructions from http:// Windowssecrets.com/top-story/win7s-no-reformat-nondestructive-reinstall/ I began the process.

All went good, took a very long time (I did this to an XP computer last summer and it took less than an hour) at least 4 hours for Win 7.

First gatcha, a HP Keyboard QLB incompatability with the new install. Just deleted the HP program. Each time something happens you have to start over.... continued on.

At what I thought would be the very last install screen, fig 9 of the linked article, "Transfering files, etc......" the install stopped with a message something like "Setup cannot continue and must restart the computer and restore the [other] OS" or something like that. No error code numbers and only an "OK" and the re "x". What a #$@&*$@#*& !!! All that time and nothing to show. And it took a long time to restore the other Win 7.

Reread the instructions. Searched the web, found nothing...mmmm?? Disabled my virus software (MS SE), and MalWareBytes. Tried again. Now when the install gets to a certain place get the message that it must do a restart, when it does it goes to the "Install Now" page, not to a continue page. More grrrrrr!!

Delete all the Temp folders contents. Trying again. Seems to be running ok now. Like it did before.

FYI note, after the first failure I tried the USB that I had copied the ISO to. It stopped at the recursive "Install Now" page. So I went back to the disc. The USB might work, or I might have set something wrong or the temp folders contents might have caused that.... any comments on using a USB to upgrade ?

1. This is installing as I type, if it stops again at the "...must stop.." message near the end, any ideas what would cause it ?

2. I am only doing this to fix what Conduit ruined, any suggestions that don't involve a reformat ?

thanks
Fuzzy

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23 Apr 2014   #2

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

What IE version do you have?
Firefox has same issue? Chrome?
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23 Apr 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What IE version do you have?
Firefox has same issue? Chrome?
IE 8 32 and 64bit. 32 does not run. Chrome runs but my addins that I use don't work with it.

Also some web pages say you must install Flash 7 or higher etc. Program mgr says that I have Flash 12.?
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23 Apr 2014   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What IE version do you have?
Firefox has same issue? Chrome?
IE 8 32 and 64bit. 32 does not run. Chrome runs but my addins that I use don't work with it.
How did you remove/uninstall conduit spyware/virus?

An upgrade install doesn't touch installed programs so ... the problem won't be fixed! upgrade install only does some kind of kernel reinstall.

No other problems with computer whatsoever?
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23 Apr 2014   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Can I summarize as follows:
Only problem is IE8 32bits isn't working (doesn't start). IE8 64bits does run but addons are 32bits.
Network is running fine. Connected to internet without problems.

Correct?
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23 Apr 2014   #6
Microsoft MVP

 

I would just do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 since a Repair Install may pass over corrupt settings anyway, and following those steps in the blue link with our help you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do.

If you want to try the Repair Install first then establish a Clean boot with nothing at all including AV starting in msconfig>Startup or >Services after Hiding all MS Services.

If that fails try another installation ISO from the Repair Install tutorial.
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23 Apr 2014   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fuzzy View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
What IE version do you have?
Firefox has same issue? Chrome?
IE 8 32 and 64bit. 32 does not run. Chrome runs but my addins that I use don't work with it.
How did you remove/uninstall conduit spyware/virus?
Read the web for suggestions, used MalwareBytes in Safe Mode and ADWCleaner; deleted all the assoc files while in safe mode.

An upgrade install doesn't touch installed programs so ... the problem won't be fixed! upgrade install only does some kind of kernel reinstall.
You are right about the installed programs, but IE is part of windows and it did fix it.

No other problems with computer whatsoever?
...
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23 Apr 2014   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kaktussoft View Post
Can I summarize as follows:
Only problem is IE8 32bits isn't working (doesn't start). IE8 64bits does run but addons are 32bits.
Network is running fine. Connected to internet without problems.

Correct?
correct, yes
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23 Apr 2014   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would just do a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 since a Repair Install may pass over corrupt settings anyway, and following those steps in the blue link with our help you will get and keep a perfect install for as long as you do.

If you want to try the Repair Install first then establish a Clean boot with nothing at all including AV starting in msconfig>Startup or >Services after Hiding all MS Services.

If that fails try another installation ISO from the Repair Install tutorial.
I suppose that a Repair Install (Upgrade) could pass over corrupt settings, however, that is no more likely than a corrupt Clean Reinstall. And the Upgrade keeps the unbroken files, Windows was the broken part.
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23 Apr 2014   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64 Linux Mint 16
 
 

You should really install Internet Explorer 10
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