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Windows 7: Repair Install

28 Sep 2011   #680

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Sounds like it may just be a issue with that specific game itself. You might see if copying over the missing files may allow the game to install.

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03 Oct 2011   #681

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
Problems after Repair install of windows 7 (x86)

I had some problems with my windows 7 after cloning my HD to a big new one HD,
Cloning was done with Acronis True Image Home 2011 14.0.0 Build 6868, all went ok...

But few days after I noticed that Windows update was no longer running ...
I also started to have problems with networking diagnostics problem I was allways geting a an
error code: 0x8E5E0247
ERROR Networkdiagnosticsweb

I decide to try sfc/scannow
but didn't work it find corruped files but was not able to fix them
tryied sfc/scannow few more times but still no fix

Finaly I decided to try an REPAIR installation of my windows 7 (x86)
Ok after a long time ... the repair seems to be ok but now I have major problems...
some of my Desktop files wont work anymore ... I noticed that the files are there but
every time I try to open them I get an error like
I don't have permission to get to file ...???

I allready tryied to repair things by copying files from the hidden protected system folders
C:\$INPLACE.~TR and C:\WINDOWS.~Q folders

but still no luck

what should I do ... ??? Any advise

Rightnow I just want to backup those files and will do fresh installation of windows 7
But system doesn't let me backup those files it seems theres some kind of problem with the user


Please I would appreciate any advise...

it seems it's a problem regarding TAKE OWNERSHIP OF folder or files please can someone help

best regards yours
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03 Oct 2011   #682

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Cyberpax, and welcome to Seven Forums.

As a test, you might see if creating another administrator account, and logging on to it may allow you to copy the files.

If not, then take ownership of them and set the files' permissions allow your user ac**** "Full Control" of them.

If it still will not let you, then you could use this below to copy your files before doing a clean install.

Use Ubuntu Live CD to Backup Files from Your Dead Windows Computer - How-To Geek

Hope this helps,
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03 Oct 2011   #683

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
many thx for fast reply

I created a new administrator account but had no success in copying the files still had blocked access ... Take_Ownership applied in the register but the system still does not let me copy the files ... I gave up ... but I grabbed my ;-) Hiren boot cd and used a file manager, and finally I was able to backup my files ...
right now I'm still trying to find windows 7 drivers for my laptop (ASUS M50SV) ... there is no support for it in the asus site...
After I found all the need drives I will do a fresh installation of windows7...

Many thx for your advise and fast reply

best regards
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03 Oct 2011   #684

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome. I hope it goes smoothly.
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08 Oct 2011   #685

Windows 7 Professional 64Bit
empy compatibility report

Just thought I'd add something to this.

I've been trying to do a repair install this afternoon & it kept hanging on the compatibility report - it would come up blank and the only option was to close the install - couldn't get past it.

I did a bit of searching and it seems if there are special characters in your account name then this will cause that problem - rename your account and it should work fine.
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08 Oct 2011   #686

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Nick,

Thank you for posting your findings.
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19 Oct 2011   #687

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Very nice guide

Very nice guide. I have two suggestions. 1. Since you already have Windows 7 installed you may not need to run the Setup.exe file in compatibility mode. 2. Choosing automatic activation may save you time: if your Windows 7 has already been activated on your computer, it will activate itself again automatically and you will not have to bother to do so manually. Thanks.
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19 Oct 2011   #688

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Groucho, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The purpose of using compatibility mode for the setup.exe has nothing to do with activation, or will even affect activation.

Instead it's only to trick Windows 7 into letting you do a repair install when you have Windows 7 with SP1 currently installed on your computer, but only have Windows 7 without SP1 installation media (ex: DVD/USB).
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29 Oct 2011   #689

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)

Shawn, I just tried this with my 4th OS (Disk1, partition 1) Windows 7 Ult SP1 Test rig as software is starting to refuse to install saying files are missing and I've checked for the usual culprits, malware etc. So I figured this would be a great idea. Well it got as far as expanding files 18% and said something about Windows would have to restart but it never did so I restarted it myself and chose 'Windows Setup' for the OS choice at boot...failure - couldn't continue for some reason. Maybe I was too impatient and should have waited for it to restart by itself. I vaguely remember that it usually restarts around 20% or 27% can't remember which.

Should I try it again do you think?

Had to do some fiddling with boot menu entries in Easy BCD but it's back to normal now I guess except there are probably all kinds of temporary files hanging around somewhere.

The alternative is to format and reinstall it from scratch from within my Vista on C: (that way I preserve my drive letters in all my OS's).

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