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Windows 7: HOW do I REPAIR with only an upgrade disc


18 Jan 2010   #1
AFE

windows vista home premium
 
 
HOW do I REPAIR with only an upgrade disc

I am having major WINDOWS 7 installation problems.
I suspect I have somehow corrupted original Windows files and several people have suggested doing a REPAIR from original installation discs.

My original 'installation disc' for VISTA was an upgrade of WINDOWS XP and does not have a repair feature. It just offers "Upgrade" or "Custom Installation".

What and how do I repair my now destroyed Windows files. I have seemingly lost 20 gigs of hard drive after one failed install and WINDOWS 7 now no longer seems to think I have an appropriate hard drive or enough free space (I have almost 50 gigs worth now).

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18 Jan 2010   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Follow the excellent advice as given, by our Administrator Brink

Repair Install

Any questions or problems and one of our helpful members will be there to assist you.

And welcome to the forum.
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18 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AFE View Post
I am having major WINDOWS 7 installation problems.
I suspect I have somehow corrupted original Windows files and several people have suggested doing a REPAIR from original installation discs.

My original 'installation disc' for VISTA was an upgrade of WINDOWS XP and does not have a repair feature. It just offers "Upgrade" or "Custom Installation".

What and how do I repair my now destroyed Windows files. I have seemingly lost 20 gigs of hard drive after one failed install and WINDOWS 7 now no longer seems to think I have an appropriate hard drive or enough free space (I have almost 50 gigs worth now).
The repair is performing an upgrade-in-place of Windows 7 over the same version.

You may want to run the Windows 7 Disk Cleanup utility before trying it. You can use it to get rid of memory dump files, and even windows.old, if you have somehow created it.
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18 Jan 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

 

Can you boot into either OS?

If so, please post back a screenshot of the full Disk management drive map, using Snipping tool in Start Menu attaching file with paper clip in reply box.

If you can't boot Windows 7, boot the Windows 7 DVD, select Repair my Computer, then see if it discovers an installation to repair and accept the repair. If that doesn't start it, or even if it doesn't find an installation, click through to Startup repair and run up to 3 separate times with reboot to try to start Windows 7.

If you can get to the Windows 7 desktop, then run a Repair Install
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18 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 x64
 
 

If you have corrupted files, you may try opening an administrative command window and type:

sfc /scannow

to repair installed files.

If you are having boot problems, can you hit F8 doing startup and select Repair? If you can not, you will probalby have to follow one of the earlier posts about obtaining a DVD or Repair CD.
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18 Jan 2010   #6
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You can create a repair disk yourself. Click Start, All Programs, Maintenance, Create a System Repair Disc
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