Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Got to do a Windows 7 repair install, but questions


12 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 
Got to do a Windows 7 repair install, but questions

So I have to do a repair install because I have tried items in the forums here and in other websites to fix a Windows 7 update problem. Nothing has worked; even the FixIt's from Microsoft, sfc /scannow is also broken and I have been at it for a few hours; no viruses (did 7 scans with different A/V's) so probably faster to just do a repair install.

I will copy my profile and backup other things like my Firefox profile and what not. But a question, if I do this

Repair Install

What about my installed programs; will they still be there?

Or do I need to make a list of them so I can reinstall those after I get my system up and running.

Thanks

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

12 May 2014   #2

Dual Boot: Windows 7 Pro & Server 2012r2 VMs: Kali Linux, Backbox, Matriux, Windows 8.1
 
 

You should be able to keep most of your programs and user data/profiles following that guide, however, its always best to create a backup and make a list (or simply use the Snipping tool) of your installed programs.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 May 2014   #3
Microsoft MVP

 

Everything is kept in place except those items specified in the tutorial. But this can be a problem since some settings which are passed back through might be corrupt, so it isn't always effective. You might decide later to do a Clean Install Windows 7 in which case you should never reimport settings since they are a prime corruption path.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


13 May 2014   #4

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Got to do a Windows 7 repair install, but questions




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: Got to do a Windows 7 repair install, but questions
Thread Forum
Solved Windows update fails to install IE10 after repair install Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 crashes on startup. Can't restore, repair or repair install General Discussion
Repair Install - basic questions not covered in tutorial Installation & Setup
Solved Repair Install Questions Installation & Setup
Questions on getting Windows 7 and install. Installation & Setup

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:50 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33