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Windows 7: Repair Install Win 7 Pro from Non SP1 Disc using a new Win 7 Pro SP1 d

18 Sep 2015   #21
boeingaviation

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hi derekimo,

Ok I will install the SP1 update (I was just a bit wiery of it as I already have SP1 installed.

Regarding the system devices I will post a screenshot of that tonight aswell as the sound devices.

I do believe the locked directories, 1 being windows.old, when I say they're locked they appear like a hidden file/folder with a padlock icon but I believe I can open them.

The other directory is called something similar too "in line repair install" both being about 900mb in size.

Many thanks for your assistance the pc is running, just gotta test my games to see if they are running correctly.


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19 Sep 2015   #22
boeingaviation

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Is there a link to a clean install guide for Windows 7 SP1 just like the repair install or did I not scroll down that page enough to see another guide.

Just for future reference.
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19 Sep 2015   #23
derekimo

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Here is some guidance to get rid of the windows.old,

Windows.old Folder - Delete

And for clean install,

Clean Install Windows 7
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19 Sep 2015   #24
boeingaviation

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Hi derekimo,

I didn't have a windows.old folder. I had to folders which are which were created when I did the repair install. I followed the steps at the end of the repair install guide, by running a disk cleanup and selecting them to be removed.

However I reinstalled my graphics and tried to refresh my windows experience index, it gets all the way through to doing the media decoding & then stops with an error saying "unable to assess the video playback performance".

Did a search on Google and it says that, that part of the test tries to access 8 files located in the Windows>performance>winstat folder but the media files are there.

Anyway it doesn't worry me about the windows score, as that doesn't effect anything performance wise, and the game I was trying to get fixed & running ok.
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20 Sep 2015   #25
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Hi guys.
Sorry to break in, but your comments about 'COEM' got relayed to me, and it's the first I'd ever heard of either MS offering downloads for OEM, and the first time that I'd ever heard the term COEM.

Once the repair install is properly activated, can you please post an MGADiag report so I can see if there's anything odd/new about it?

I need to see a full copy of the report produced by the MGADiag tool (download and save to desktop - http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 )
Once saved, run the tool.
Click on the Continue button, which will produce the report.
To copy the report to your response, click on the Copy button in the tool (ignore any error messages at this point), and then paste (using either r-click/Paste, or Ctrl+V ) into your response.
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20 Sep 2015   #26
boeingaviation

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Is there something bad about this download? It comes from the Microsoft website so I assumed it was safe.

Is it not a legitimate copy of windows
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20 Sep 2015   #27
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Nothing wrong with it at all - it's merely that I'd like to see a report from such a download to confirm that it shows absolutely no difference from a standard disk. It's mostly surprise that MS have done an about-face in their approach to OEM installs.

Nice to see that MS have apparently decided that people need to be kept happy about their current machines, as well as trying to get them to upgrade to 10.
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20 Sep 2015   #28
boeingaviation

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Ok I will do the test and report back.

It is very nice of MS to offer a full legal copy of Windows 7 with SP1 as I would never use anything other than legitimate windows and was faced with having to buy a new Windows 7 with SP1 but instead got a free download and just burned it to disc.

The only thing I would have to say I've noticed, is the Windows Experience Index will crash on the Video Encoding giving and error "video playback not available (I think that's the error message), but my video card is function fine in games.

Today was the 1st time I tried to re-run the test since I did the repair install as it says " new hardware detected". Clicked refresh and also re-run assessment and it always comes back with that error when it gets to the encoding.
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20 Sep 2015   #29
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

That sounds as if there is a driver conflict somewhere - have you updated both the graphics driver and Windows?
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20 Sep 2015   #30
boeingaviation

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
 
 

I ran a repair install on my windows and then uninstalled and reinstalled my video drivers.

I used driver fusion to remove traces of the drivers but it said I needed the paid version to remove some of them.

I might try driver sweeper tonight to uninstall & wipe the drivers and reinstall them again.

Have always used driver sweeper, as its free and does a good job. Is it safe to use on win 7 as I read somewhere that it may also remove windows files.
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