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Windows 7: Repair Install

02 Feb 2009   #1189
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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13 Jan 2013   #1190
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by igeorge View Post
Thank you Brink,
I am looking now for a solutions which can let me do the same but booting from DVD
Almost the same like a DVD upgrade
Do you have any suggestion where i can find one
I have the original one i bought first time with the official license, not pirate one, but this does not help
I need an ISO of the upgrade DVD for windows 7 ultimate 64 without license.
Maybe if i start the same process from the DVD , it will work ????
Please let me know if you have a solution or suggestion
Regards
You will not be able to do a repair install at boot.

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26 Jan 2013   #1191
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

A repair disk will not do an install, I understand, but need a little more education. I created a copy of the OEM Windows 7 Home Premium and a repair disk. The repair disk is bootable and will allow access to command prompt. Can I install (setup.exe) from the command prompt using the non-bootable disk?
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26 Jan 2013   #1192
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello rdwray,

Sorry, but no.

You should be able to do a factory recovery from your recovery partition instead since this is an OEM computer.
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27 Jan 2013   #1193
storming

Windows 7 Hoome Premium x64
 
 

Thanks Shawn. I followed your instructions and it worked perfectly.

Regards,

Norman
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27 Jan 2013   #1194
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello rdwray,

Sorry, but no.

You should be able to do a factory recovery from your recovery partition instead since this is an OEM computer.
Is this another MS gotcha? Here we sit with a disk that cannot be copied, thereby, we do not have any safe resources.
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27 Jan 2013   #1195
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by storming View Post
Thanks Shawn. I followed your instructions and it worked perfectly.

Regards,

Norman
Glad it could Norman, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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27 Jan 2013   #1196
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello rdwray,

Sorry, but no.

You should be able to do a factory recovery from your recovery partition instead since this is an OEM computer.
Is this another MS gotcha? Here we sit with a disk that cannot be copied, thereby, we do not have any safe resources.
No. It's an OEM factory computer gotcha.

If you were wanting to do a repair install, then you should be able to use the note box under either step 4 or 5 to get a Windows 7 ISO file to use to do so. A repair install can only be done from within Windows.
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28 Jan 2013   #1197
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdwray View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello rdwray,

Sorry, but no.

You should be able to do a factory recovery from your recovery partition instead since this is an OEM computer.
Is this another MS gotcha? Here we sit with a disk that cannot be copied, thereby, we do not have any safe resources.
No. It's an OEM factory computer gotcha.

If you were wanting to do a repair install, then you should be able to use the note box under either step 4 or 5 to get a Windows 7 ISO file to use to do so. A repair install can only be done from within Windows.
Not much help when your HD dies and the original disc is history.
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28 Jan 2013   #1198
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

rdwray,

Well, if you still have the product key from the COA sticker on your PC, then you could use the tutorial below to reinstall Windows if you like.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
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29 Jan 2013   #1199
rdwray

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
rdwray,

Well, if you still have the product key from the COA sticker on your PC, then you could use the tutorial below to reinstall Windows if you like.

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
I was reading your instructions and got to 5 & 6; is not the Product Key listed in Belarc Advisor the same as the COA? My COA was on the palm rest and that got replaced .
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