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Windows 7: Can not do a repair install for Win 7

04 Feb 2016   #1
britep

win 7 x64 sp1 ultimate
 
 
Can not do a repair install for Win 7

I have win 7 X64 ultimate with SP1, it is an upgrade from 7 Pro and was done using a Anytime upgrade disk.

I Did a clean install several months ago and "windows" has some glitches or maybe did not get a good install.

When I select the upgrade option, using the upgrade disk, I get the can not complete, because the installed version is newer than my upgrade disk version.

So I tried to download a Windows 7 ISO with SP1. That did not work because the product key will not verify. I get the same thing with my other computer. Both computers were upgraded with the Anytime Upgrade. That's not to bad because I really don't want to do another clean install.


My gastrations are caused by Home Group and a missing application, "homegroupuser$, a hidden app, that is generated within windows. This being the reason for the repair re-install. ( if anyone wants to go with this, it is supposed to show in Computer management, local users and groups, users).


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04 Feb 2016   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

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05 Feb 2016   #3
britep

win 7 x64 sp1 ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the info. Have tried the download but get a verification with 2 product keys.

Thought digital river was no longer offering iso downloads.
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05 Feb 2016   #4
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by britep View Post
Thanks for the info. Have tried the download but get a verification with 2 product keys.

Thought digital river was no longer offering iso downloads.
That's just the Technet piece, not Digital River.

What do you mean by get a verification with 2 product keys

You have to download a version that matches the key(s) you have or it will never activate.
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06 Feb 2016   #5
britep

win 7 x64 sp1 ultimate
 
 

I meant validation, not verification. I have 2 wiin 7 ultimate keys, 1 for each computer and win ultimate is on each computer.
trying to download a wiin 7 ultimate iso with sp1. that's what I have on each computer. Am I missing something or on the wrong track?
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07 Feb 2016   #6
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

That is the right way to go.

Is this the link you get when you download the Windows 7 Ultimate x64 (64bit) SP1

Code:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0Bxu8unle-0U0QXo5Z2czdGJXbWs/view?usp=sharing
That should download this torrent file: en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso.torrent

If you have a torrent client installed, like qBittorrent then opening this file should download

en_windows_7_ultimate_with_sp1_x64_dvd_u_677332.iso
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07 Feb 2016   #7
britep

win 7 x64 sp1 ultimate
 
 

Thanks for the info.
Downloaded an ISO, de_windows _7_ultimate_n_with_SP1_X64_dvd_u_677540_ISO_torrent. That may be the wrong 1,so I'll X again.

Downloaded Qtrrent since I did not have a torrent client.

I think I will hold off using it for awhile. I'll have it if I do need to do a clean install. Don't want to do that yet just to fix Homegroup.
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07 Feb 2016   #8
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay I have a silly question.

How does one get two COA keys for Windows 7 Ultimate and not have a Microsoft DVD for Ultimate?
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08 Feb 2016   #9
britep

win 7 x64 sp1 ultimate
 
 

If you mean product keys, you can buy them on-line. Just be sure to get a key for the right version x86 or x64 ultimate.
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09 Feb 2016   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

You can not buy a legal Windows 7 COA key buy it's self. Windows keys come with Windows 7 media.

This is from a expert in such matters.

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There are NO legal sales of Keys for Windows other than with accompanying software - if you buy from this shop it will almost certainly turn out to be a counterfeit copy. Most such sales will work for a limited period, until the number of activations exceeds the limit, at which time MS will Block the Key from further activations and all current installs will become flagged as non-genuine.
If you've already made a purchase and installed the product I recommend that you visit the Windows 7 Genuine forum and read the Announcements and stickies there - and post an MGADiag report to have the key checked.
Microsoft forums - Windows 7 Genuine Advantage Validation Issues (Windows 7)

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