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Windows 7: repair install not working

24 Sep 2015   #1
crookedbandit

win 7 sp1 pro 64 bit
 
 
repair install not working

ok I have win7 pro 64bit installed sp1 an ie11 ,tryin to do a repair install, have my oem disk that says its older than the version that I have (so it won't repair) I've looked at a lot of posts tryin to figure this out,
m$ website won't let me download anything w/o going thru msdn, kinda at a loss, really don't want to do a reinstall ,so whats next? suggestions? help? any way to uninstall sp1 an use oem disk?


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24 Sep 2015   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Is your OEM disc a Microsoft disc?
Do you have one of these on your computer?

repair install not working-coa-stickers.gif

Here is a site that many have found to work for downloading a up to date ISO of the Windows 7 that matches your COA key.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/home


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24 Sep 2015   #3
crookedbandit

win 7 sp1 pro 64 bit
 
 

yup ben there an it won't take my oem cd code sends me to msdn,its a dell disk,an dell machine
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24 Sep 2015   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Do you or do you not have a sticker like I posted on your computer?
That is where you will get your OEM COA key from.

How are you getting your COA key?
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24 Sep 2015   #5
crookedbandit

win 7 sp1 pro 64 bit
 
 

yup, got the sticker but it also says "DELL" on the bottom ,getting the coa key off the oem disk that came with the system.
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24 Sep 2015   #6
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

What I'm trying to figure out for sure is whether the disk is a Dell disk or a Microsoft disk.
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24 Sep 2015   #7
crookedbandit

win 7 sp1 pro 64 bit
 
 

its a DELL disk, can I delete sp1 an do a repair ,if so what is the kb# ?
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25 Sep 2015   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I know very little about what you can or can not do with a Dell disc. I'm thinking not much.
I will go back to the ranch and see if I can find some help from other members.
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25 Sep 2015   #9
crookedbandit

win 7 sp1 pro 64 bit
 
 

thanks ,I need all the help I can get. still wondering if I can uninstall sp1 to get my disk to work ?
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25 Sep 2015   #10
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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

Theory says it should - practice may be different
I would NEVER recommend uninstalling SP1 - having said that, it's sometimes unavoidable.
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