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Windows 7: Repair Install


02 Feb 2009   #99
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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14 Oct 2009   #100
rbassman98003

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Oh Well

I have been preparing myself for this ever since the Windows Media
Center fiasco... I appreciate all the attempts to recover.. I've been running with the RTM build from MSDN. Guess I'll wait for the 22nd
release and install that one.. Thanks for all your help and patient.

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27 Oct 2009   #101
Travelin

Windows 7
 
 

Hello Brink,

My Windows 7 x64 upgrade is activated. Is there anything I should do differently?

Thanks,

T.
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27 Oct 2009   #102
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Travelin,

I'm not sure what you mean, but you can still do a repair install if your Windows 7 is activated without having to do anything different.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Oct 2009   #103
Travelin

Windows 7
 
 

Shawn,

In Step 12, you say to uncheck the Automatically activate Windows when I'm online box. I was curious if I should check or not check this box, or perhaps, since my Windows 7 is already activated, that will not appear.

Thanks,

Paul
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27 Oct 2009   #104
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Oh, ok. Yes, it will still appear during installation, and you will need to activate again after the install as well.

I recommend to always leave that box unchecked, so instead of Windows 7 trying to automatically activate in 3-days, you can have 30 days by default to activate manually in case you wanted or needed to activate later than 3 days. That's all.
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27 Oct 2009   #105
Travelin

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Oh, ok. Yes, it will still appear during installation, and you will need to activate again after the install as well.

Thanks, that's what I was curious about, whether Windows 7 will need to be activated again.
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28 Oct 2009   #106
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome.
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28 Oct 2009   #107
zx81

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Very nice tutorial Brink!

I have one question, if you have a activated version of Windows 7, why should you activate it again after the Repair Install upgrade?

Kind regards,

zx81
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28 Oct 2009   #108
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hi zx81,

Anytime you install, you will have to activate. It's just Microsoft's way of making sure that you are not a Captain Blackbeard pirate. That's all.
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23 Nov 2009   #109
crnv88

Win 7
 
 

This is great what if you cannot boot into Win 7 in the first place? Then how do you do a "repair"?
In XP, you can boot up from your XP disc, go thru the various prompts and eventually select "repair install". Is this possible with Win &?
Thanks.
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