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Windows 7: repair/reinstalling

06 Jul 2010   #1
Archangel83

Win7 RTM
 
 
repair/reinstalling

Before I do this and somehow loose all my data is their a good way to either repair the windows 7 installation or reinstall without loosing the information i have on my pc.


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06 Jul 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Yes there is... This will show you how to do a repair upgrade install to fix your currently installed Windows 7 and preserve your user accounts, data, programs, and system drivers.

Repair Install
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06 Jul 2010   #3
SinRival

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Repair Install:

Repair Install

>.< Too Late. Lol.
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06 Jul 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Did you do a reinstall??
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06 Jul 2010   #5
Archangel83

Win7 RTM
 
 

Thanks too both of you. I have a good question before I do this, will this fix my problem with windows update as thats the resion for my repair/reinstall qustion and I do not want to find out afterwards that all my windows updates are gone and I canot get them back.
update error need help!
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06 Jul 2010   #6
SinRival

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601)
 
 

Repair Install:

ITEMS THAT WILL BE RESET TO DEFAULT OR AFFECTED:
Sounds
Services
Visual Effects Settings
Device Drivers - Be sure to have these handy to reinstall. They do not always remain after the repair (upgrade) install.
You may lose the ability to sign on to MSN Messenger, to solve this problem have a look at this thread Unable to sign in to WLM.
You may lose your custom themes due to not having permisions set on the old themes. Go to the hidden themes folder at C:/Users/(User-Name)/AppData/Local/Microsoft/Windows/Themes, then Take Ownership of the themes folder and you will now have all your themes back.
It has been reported that you may also lose your Media Center gadget after doing the repair install.
Windows Updates will need to be checked and reinstalled again.
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06 Jul 2010   #7
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 
 

Since you had an infection, run a booted Anti-virus scan so there is no place for viruses to hide: FREE Bootable AntiVirus Rescue CDs Download List

You can also install Avast and run its boot scan after updating it.

Then you will know you have all the infection out and can proceed to open a Windows Update support case to get your WUD working. WUD support is via email so may take some time, but they will get it working one way or another if you are cooperative.
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