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Windows 7: Repair Install

02 Sep 2015   #1920
Docfxit

Win 7 Ultimate x32, x64, Win 7 Pro x32, x64 Win 7 Home x64, XP Pro sp3
 
 

I remember it showing Windows Ultimate.

I am in the middle of a repair. I can only boot to the "Type your windows product key" screen.

Because it's doing a repair It probably can't load the ram drive.

Thanks,

Docfxit


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07 Sep 2015   #1921
ManxDave

Win7 64bit
 
 

I am planning on doing a repair install in the future due to significant corruption of my system files but I see a lot of repair installs fail due to the current installation being more recent than the iso image. My question, can the this problem be solved by uninstalling windows updates?
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07 Sep 2015   #1922
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ManxDave View Post
I am planning on doing a repair install in the future due to significant corruption of my system files but I see a lot of repair installs fail due to the current installation being more recent than the iso image. My question, can the this problem be solved by uninstalling windows updates?
Hello Dave,

Uninstalling updates will usually just cause more issues, and there's no telling which ones you will have to uninstall. If a repair install is not an option, then it's best to bite the bullet and do a clean install instead.
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07 Sep 2015   #1923
ManxDave

Win7 64bit
 
 

Thanks Brink
I'll no doubt be back with many issues when I try a repair/reinstall.
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20 Sep 2015   #1924
SugarHooves

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Confused ... OEM version, "what should I do to get Repair?"

Hi ..

I seem to be stopped in getting my OEM Win 7 SP1 x64 installation DVD to work with these instructions. I need direct advice/ideas about how to get to the Windows Repair function described here that WILL NOT wipe my programs/data. What simple step-by-steps do I need to make. [Apologies in advance if I am seeing the right words but blanked out on the 1-2-3 to get to where I need to get BECAUSE ...

I am trying to clean up the OS as best I can before Windows 10, but the SFC Sannow cbs.log is full of dozens upon dozens of "Cannot repair ..." and a few "Cannot verify ..."]



Hi ...

Similar but different flavor on this issue.

1) I run the SBC Scannow and get a CBS.log filled with multiple dozens of "Cannot repair ..." and a few "Cannot repair ..." statements.

2) I go to the link mentioned in SevenForums and ...

3) turns out I have an OEM/Volume/Enteprise CD from 2009 of Windows 7 SP1 Professional x64 and

4) I cannot get to the 'Repair ...' choice during Installation because these OEM versions only allow a clean install, no repair shows up.

Help!

Ideas? Suggestions?

Let me know.

Thank you.

John
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20 Sep 2015   #1925
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello John, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm afraid that you will not be able to use OEM factory recovery media to do a repair install with. A repair install can only be done using retail installation media that's at least as updated as the current installation.

Since you are wanting to install Windows 10 with the free offer, you could do the method in the tutorial instead if you like.

Clean Install Windows 10 Directly without having to Upgrade First - Windows 10 Forums
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20 Sep 2015   #1926
SugarHooves

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Brink,

Thanks for the info. Yes, you confirmed one aspect. NOW I need help in what is the work around to get a usable Win 7 SP1 Professional x64 OS DVD or ISO I can use on my computer to do the Repair.

Thanks for the Win 10 info, BUT I first want to do all I can to make sure Win 7 I have is as healthy as possible.

Please, more ideas/suggestions to my originally post using what Brink just wrote as the crux of the issue to find a legal workaround of step-by-step simplicity based on this original repair/re-install thread.

Let me know.

Thanks.

Johnb
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20 Sep 2015   #1927
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

John,

It's most likely not going to be possible to do a repair install since there's not any Windows 7 ISOs available that's as up to date as a fully updated current installation.

You may be able to download a Windows 7 ISO from Microsoft at the link below, but it doesn't always work. Plus, what I mentioned above.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...nload/windows7
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20 Sep 2015   #1928
SugarHooves

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Brink,

Thanks again for the idea. Went to that link, put in CD Key and get back referral message that I need to contact my Enterprise or Volume license supplier. Store I purchased from six years ago is out of business and no one to contact.

Found a link buried in one of the links in the original thread that sent me to

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/326246

[[ How to replace Microsoft software or hardware and order service packs ]]

I will have to make a call to their suggested 800# during the week and hope for the best.

Any other ideas, let me know.

Thanks.

John
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23 Oct 2015   #1929
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Shawn, if someone could get to desktop a repair install would be a better option than re-installing, right?
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