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Windows 7: Repair Install

12 Sep 2012   #1090
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Dawgman, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm sorry, but you will not be able to do a repair install since it must be done from within Windows and not at boot or in Safe Mode.

If you like, you may be able to use the method in the tutorial to copy any important data and files you need before possibly having to do a clean install.

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Hope this helps some,
Shawn


My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #1091
Dawgman

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for the quick reply. I directed the drivers to be installed to my boot disc and I get the message that no signed device drivers were found. That tutorial seems to be for someone who can actually boot the OS. Could I slave the hard drive to another computer to salvage the data?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #1092
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sure, you could connect the HDD to another computer to copy what you want off of it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #1093
Dawgman

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

So I have the laptop hard drive hooked up to my desktop and can see all the files just fine. I mainly want to copy over pictures, my documents, and a few other docs on my desktop (from the laptop). I can't see to find these files anywhere. I would assume it is under Users, but when I try to access my name in users, it says I don't have authorization to open that file. Any other ideas how I can access all of these files? I can see all of my program files just fine. Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #1094
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem. You'll just need to use OPTION THREE in the tutorial below to take ownership of and set permissions to "Allow" your user account "Full control" of the folder first.

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2012   #1095
Dawgman

Windows 7 Premium 64bit
 
 

Got all the files, now on to reformatting. Something didn't like the Windows update the other day. Oh well, at least I got all the data off. Thanks so much for all of the help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2012   #1096
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome. I hope the reinstall goes smoothly for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2012   #1097
zapp22

Windows XP Pro SP3, Windows 7 Pro 32-bit, Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Windows XP Home SP3
 
 
ownership/permissions/credentials

I have a botched Win7 thanks to several failed .NET 4.0 attempts. At the root of the issue seems to be some confusion over credentialing - the rig was stable for a couple of years until the .NET 4 fiasco[s] but now can't run MSI's, can't create any alternate user accounts and successfully login/configure.

anyone want to guess as to whether a repair install will remedy this? I may as well try... can't get too much worse
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2012   #1098
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Zapp,

Not sure it will with that many issues, but it's not going to hurt to try other than the time it takes to do it.

Just be sure to backup anything that you do not want to lose first.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Sep 2012   #1099
phantom1969

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Thank you for the tutorial.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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