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Windows 7: Repair Install

02 Feb 2009   #599
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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My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2011   #600
Thoru

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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

It's most likely due to you having SP1 installed, and your installation disc doesn't have SP1 included. If this is so, then uninstalling SP1 may allow you to do the repair install afterwards. Please check the items in red WARNING box at the top of the tutorial to see if anything else may apply.

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn
It's not unistalling for me. I left it running for 2 hours and nothing happened


My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2011   #601
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thoru,

It appears that you may need to do a clean or custom install of Windows 7 instead then.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2011   #602
Thoru

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It couldn't be anything else? I mean my computer is running strangely slow right now so could that have anything to do with it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2011   #603
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thoru,

It could be from a number of things. You might scan your system with Microsoft Standalone System Sweeper at boot and later with Malwarebytes free to help make sure your system is malware free.

If it doesn't help, then it's usually just best to backup what you do not want to lose and do a clean install.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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02 Aug 2011   #604
Thoru

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Can you do a custom and not lose everything?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2011   #605
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yes, a custom install will place a copy of your current installation in the C:\Windows.old folder in the new installation. After the new installation is finished, you could copy any files you want back from within the C:\Windows.old folder to where you like in the new installation. You will still need to reinstall all programs and drivers though. To be safe, I would still recommend that you backup anything that you do not want to lose in case something bad happens (ex: power loss) during the installation.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2011   #606
Thoru

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

OK, thanks. It seems we don't have much that looks important so i'll be trying that later on.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Aug 2011   #607
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Ok. Please let us know how it went.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2011   #608
Keyoung59

Windows 7 Ultimate x64-bit SP1
 
 
THANKS!!!

Shawn,

Everything went GREAT on the Repair Install from the Anytime Upgrade I used Windows7 Ultimate SP1 CD

The Anytime Upgrade was from "Home Premium to Ultimate" So it can be done just have to get the right CD to do it.

Only one problem is that step 18 the two folders that are on the C:\ drive don't show up on the Disk Clean Up can I just delete them manually?

Thanks Again this saved me alot of time.

Also it deleted Windows XP Mode & Windows Virtual PC. Just so everyone knows. Simple to fix

Kevin
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Aug 2011   #609
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Kevin. Thank you for posting back with your results.

Is that a "retail" Windows7 Ultimate SP1 CD copy that you used?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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