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Windows 7: Is it possible to repair W7 without the installation CD?

27 Feb 2012   #1
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Is it possible to repair W7 without the installation CD?

Hello

W7 as some problem like <Translation}: "Windows Explorer stop functioning"

I would like to try repair it, but I had bought my licence from a student offer from Microsoft from the net. I don't have any installation disk

Is it possible to repair it without the installation disk?

Martin


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27 Feb 2012   #2
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

You can get the ISO here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life and burn it to a DVD and then do the repair install.
Jerry
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27 Feb 2012   #3
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

OK, will try

Martin
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27 Feb 2012   #4
ciprian

Windows 7
 
 

You can also try to repair Windows system files from the command prompt, before trying the repair install suggested above.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

It might help without spending so much time on the repair.
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27 Feb 2012   #5
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Hello ciprian

Did the SFC /scannow. Message say: Did not found error

Still, I got "Windows Explorer" failure when I open Window and when I try to access some of my PC configuration tool.

Is there other test like that or a more deep Windows 7 files testing

Martin
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27 Feb 2012   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

You can also try this: System Restore if you have a restore point before this happened.
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28 Feb 2012   #7
arjfca

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bongo View Post
You can get the ISO here Official Windows 7 SP1 ISO from Digital River My Digital Life and burn it to a DVD and then do the repair install.
Jerry
I did try that, but when loading, I got the message... "Starting Windows" then... nothing. Tried it 3 times so definitively, not working for me

Is there a missing file. Probably that the original disk file is looking for an hidden info on the disk.

Martin
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28 Feb 2012   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you try starting the installer from within Windows and selecting Repair My Computer?
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28 Feb 2012   #9
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial Repair Install see if it will help.
Otherwise you could back up all your data to an external hard drive and do a clean install.
Jerry
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