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Windows 7: Repair Install

20 Jul 2013   #1330
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by samir1453 View Post
Hi. I want to ask about this warning:

"You must have at least 8.87 GB + what is currently being used of free space, more if you have a larger installation, on the hard drive/partition Windows 7 is installed on to do a repair install."

Does this mean that I need some 40 GB free space on my system partition? Because my Windows folder is more than 30 GB.

Hello Samir, and welcome to Seven Forums.

No worries, that is how much is needed on your Windows drive/partition instead.


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23 Jul 2013   #1331
samir1453

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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

No worries, that is how much is needed on your Windows drive/partition instead.
Hi Brink, thank you for this useful tutorial that I hope will solve problems with my system. It looks like I didn't express my question clearly enough. What I was saying was that I don't have that much free space on my windows partition, right now I only have 14 GB of free space on C partition - naturally that's where my Windows is. So do I need 40GB of free space for repair install or only 8.87 GB? Thanks in advance.
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23 Jul 2013   #1332
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Sorry Samir,

Add 8.87 GB (for working space) + how much space Windows 7 is actually using.

If say your Windows 7 is using 25GB out of the available 39GB, then you would add 8.87 + 25 to need to have a minimum of 33.87 GB of free space to be able to do a repair install.

The reason for why a repair install need so much free space is that it creates a copy of your current Windows installation into a C:Windows.old folder. You can delete this folder afterwards to regain the hard drive space, but it still needs it to be able to do the repair install.

Since you only have 14 GB of free space, you most likely do not have enough to be able to do a repair install.
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23 Jul 2013   #1333
samir1453

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Ok, thank you, this is what I needed to know. I'll have to find some way for emtpying up space for repairing windows.

Actually Windows uses 30 GB of 100 GB available on C partition, and the rest is mainly Program Files, Program Data and Users folders plus a few other folders less than 1 GB each, and around 10 GB is used by pagefile.sys, hyberfil.sys and probably System Volume Information (I guess for system restore points), so it leaves only 14 GB of free space. Anyway, thank you again, saved me from unexpected problems.
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23 Jul 2013   #1334
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome Samir. You might see if this may be able to help with freeing up space.

Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover
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23 Jul 2013   #1335
Myrovanna

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
About to do repair install need help

I've downloaded a Windows 7 Home Premium iso file and put the iso on a dvd to make a bootable copy of windows but I was wondering, can I still use this dvd to to do a repair install with EVEN THOUGH my computer came with win7 already activated and installed into it? They never gave me the win7 boot disc but I have to activation key that's on back of comp for win7 and the product key.. thanks.
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23 Jul 2013   #1336
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Myrovanna,

Yes, as long as it's the same edition, 64-bit, and includes SP1 that you currently have installed.
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23 Jul 2013   #1337
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Hello Samir and welcome to Seven Forums.

I could be totally wrong on this, but you might want to open Disk Management and take a look at the entire hard drive. Sometimes you might find that other partitions were previously created that serve no useful purpose any more. Or maybe there's unallocated (unused) free space. Unnecessary partitions and/or unallocated space could be added to the C: partition. A free tool called Partition Wizard could help to do that.

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Just another possibility to consider and my apologies for jumping in.
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23 Jul 2013   #1338
Myrovanna

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

it keeps giving me this when it checks the compability =/


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24 Jul 2013   #1339
VistaKing

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Look for a report on the Desktop
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