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Windows 7: Repair Install with OEM Win 7 DVD

11 Aug 2014   #1
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 
Repair Install with OEM Win 7 DVD

Hi,

I'd like to do a repair install of my Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 with my OEM Win 7 Pro x64 SP1 DVD. I reviewed the tutorial, link below, on the topic, but it specifically pertains to Retail Win 7.

How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7
Repair Install

Can I follow the tutorial using my OEM Win 7 DVD? If not, is there a procedure to complete a repair install of Win 7 with an OEM Win 7 DVD?

Thanks for the assistance.

Regards


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11 Aug 2014   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

If it was bought as a packaged oem product, the dvd is identical to regular retail.
Repair install should be fine.

If you got it as a recovery disc from a specific manufacturer, it might not be exactly the same.Probably still be ok for repair install.

You will need to insert your 7 key at some stage.

I just did a repair install this evening. I used the iso originally identical to those on digital river, but I injected about 160 updates into the image first.
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11 Aug 2014   #3
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Yes, the OEM Win 7 SP1 was purchased as a system builder's OEM Win 7.

Someone should amend the tutorial to distinguish between Retail, OEM system builder, and manufacturer's recovery disk.

Thanks for the clarification.

Regards
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14 Aug 2014   #4
gregrocker

 

They all use the same retail installer for the version and bit-rate, and all are Repair Installed the same.
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14 Aug 2014   #5
tjg79

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1
 
 

Thanks for that information.

Regards
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