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Windows 7: Repair Install

08 Feb 2013   #1220
Windspider

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Excellent...thanks...I'll look at this in the morning.


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02 Mar 2013   #1221
sverne

win7 64bit
 
 

Is this the same as the "create a system repair disk" from the control panel/backup rstore?
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02 Mar 2013   #1222
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello sverne,

No. This is for doing an in-place upgrade installation with the same Windows 7 edition to repair your current Windows 7 installation.

A System Repair Disk is just a boot disc that allows you to boot to the "System Recovery Options" screen.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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02 Mar 2013   #1223
sverne

win7 64bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn.
What about "recovery disks"? I made 2 from my control panel. Will these do the same type of fix as you outlined? If not I'll download from the Dell link.
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02 Mar 2013   #1224
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you mean Dell factory recovery disks, then no. They will format the hard drive, and restore Windows 7 back to factory conditions.
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05 Mar 2013   #1225
idoru

7ven ultimate
 
 
Trying....

Registered to this forum and with a serious issue vith 7 x64 I stumbled upon this thread and while I'm typing this message, my desktop is trying the solution you provided.

Regarding this, one thing comes to my mind.... How a repair install can, based on the importation of parameters proven to be corrupted (i.e the old registry), set a clean new os ?
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05 Mar 2013   #1226
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Idoru,

A repair install is basically just an in-place upgrade installation using the same edition of Windows 7. This workaround to upgrade your current Windows 7 installation will usually repair Windows 7 unless the corruption is to great. In those cases, only a clean install will help.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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05 Mar 2013   #1227
idoru

7ven ultimate
 
 

Obviously you're right ! As my box did restart, with some applications in place, some needed to be re installed.

About these in place, there is some work to do as my widget engine (konfabulator, ex yahoo widget), running from the initial start-up has yet shown me some weakness : some widget not showing the change in their preferences.

I will see in the hours to come the amount of the work to be done to retreive my old box but saddly I'm afraid that my real move will be to do a fresh clean install.... ARggggg.... So many applications, configurations.... Damned, I really need to buy some HDD and proceed like I did in the xp time : image my system upon a regular basis and stick to that !

PS : I used ERUNT & ERDNT but they weren't enough....
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05 Mar 2013   #1228
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, keeping a good updated system image sure can be handy when needed.
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05 Mar 2013   #1229
idoru

7ven ultimate
 
 

Sure... As 4 hours in the process ended with a stop xxxxxx error related to NTFS.sys when I was reinstalling comodo firewall ! ;.((

I already know my schedule tomorrow : clean fresh install.

Windows7 is sure a robust OS but when it begins to crash it doesn't stand the comparison with xp.
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