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Windows 7: Repair Install

02 Feb 2009   #1019
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Repair Install

How to Do a Repair Install to Fix Windows 7


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26 Jul 2012   #1020
Steve2Q

Windows 7Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
THANK YOU!!

Brink: Thank you VERY much for this excellent tutorial. I was starting to notice that several system programs like CHKDSK and SFC /SCANNOW were no longer working, and the last straw was when my new camera was not recognized. Do I have your permission to link to this site? Steve

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26 Jul 2012   #1021
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Steve. Of course you can link to the tutorial and site if you like.

In addition, you might consider to do a full scan of your system with Malwarebytes free just to help make your system is clean and that some malware wasn't responsible for the issues you had.
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26 Jul 2012   #1022
JuiceCULT

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

I've done this before. I have a Windows 7 installation DVD, when I try to run installation I get a corrupted autorun.dll error. Can't boot from the dvd either.
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26 Jul 2012   #1023
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello JuiceCULT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Where did you get your installation DVD from?

It sounds like the DVD may be corrupted. If you like, you could use the note under step 5 to download a Windows 7 ISO and use it to burn a new DVD or create a bootable USB with.
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26 Jul 2012   #1024
mangoh

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello JuiceCULT, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Where did you get your installation DVD from?

It sounds like the DVD may be corrupted. If you like, you could use the note under step 5 to download a Windows 7 ISO and use it to burn a new DVD or create a bootable USB with.
What causes a DVD to be corrupted?

A scratch on the disk/a file being removed or moved from the contents of the DVD?

If so, is it possible to replace the contents by running a file such as setup etc...?

I'm asking because I think originally when I used my disk it must have got damaged :@

Cost me around 40 for the student edition

Suppose still got the license key so I can use ISO file from your tutorial
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26 Jul 2012   #1025
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Mangoh,

Usually a DVD gets corrupted while burning the DVD yourself. Physical damage to the DVD could also render it useless. It's best to just create a new one if the original is corrupted or damaged though.

Yes, you can use your product key (license) number with the ISO file for the same edition and version of Window 7 the key is for.
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26 Jul 2012   #1026
Steve2Q

Windows 7Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're most welcome Steve. Of course you can link to the tutorial and site if you like.

In addition, you might consider to do a full scan of your system with Malwarebytes free just to help make your system is clean and that some malware wasn't responsible for the issues you had.
Thanks, Brink. Actually, one of the first things I did before going the re-install route was to run Malwarebytes. I generally run that, Spybot S&D, and Dr. Web at least once/week. I don't like the antivirus programs that are running in the background, and AVG caused some problems.
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27 Jul 2012   #1027
ChiselSlim

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for this great work, I'm about to try it but I'm confused on one thing:

What does this mean and how exactly do I go about doing this step?

"Extract the Windows 7 SP1 ISO file to a folder on a partition or HDD other than the current Windows 7 partition."

Sorry I'm not a computer wiz, idk what a partition or HDD means...

Thanks again~
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27 Jul 2012   #1028
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ChiselSlim, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You would extract the ISO using the program (ex: 7-Zip) from step 1. Right click on ISO, click on 7-Zip, Extract files, browse button, select where you want to extract to, and click on OK twice.

However, Step 5 using a DVD or USB is a more recommended method to do a repair install with though.
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27 Jul 2012   #1029
ChiselSlim

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

thanks for the reply~

i don't have my dvd with me though..and I don't even know where it is for sure atm. I know thats really bad but i built this pc like 3 years ago and have moved houses twice....so i have to use the iso. It is highly recommended that I don't use the iso path?
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