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Windows 7: Repair Install


02 Feb 2009   #969
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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10 Jul 2012   #970
DukeS

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Nice Tut!

I am slightly unclear about the warning.

Can a Windows 7 Pro x64 with SP1 disk be used to repair a Windows 7 Pro x64 installation where the SP1 update is failing as a way to bypass the SP1 installer's issue (can't uninstall a non-driver feature the isn't installed)

OR

should I be using a Windows 7 Pro x64 disk to try to resolve the cause of the SP1 installer's error, then retry the SP1 install?

I'm inclined to go for the silver bullet and use a W7Prox64 with SP1 iso from DigitalRiver if crossing sub-versions will not cause other issues.

Thanks for any insights.

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10 Jul 2012   #971
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Duke,

The installation disk needs to be the same as what you have installed to be able to do a repair install. I would recommend to see if you may be able to get the SP1 issue sorted in your original thread below before attempting a repair install.

Win7 SP1 Update not installing - mismatched Mail file. 0x80004005
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10 Jul 2012   #972
DukeS

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Thanks - I'm just anticipating that I have hit a dead end with the other thread - no news ideas being suggested.
I'll give it more time, but I'm guessing the two who have been helping are stumped and the thread is now so long, no one else is likely to look into it.

Greatly appreciate this forum and the incredible number of hours that you and others contribute!
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10 Jul 2012   #973
DukeS

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Shawn -

From your comment, did you have any specific ideas on this "SP1 is unable to uninstall msoe.dll" thing or were you just making a general comment about avoiding a repair?

Can you add any suggestions on how I might avoid a repair to get SP1 to install?
I otherwise have an installation I am very happy with and don't want to mess it up.

Thanks in advance - thread link is above.
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10 Jul 2012   #974
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Sorry, but no. I was just suggesting that hopefully they may be able to come up with a solution in your original thread first. A repair install does not always help with SP1 issues.
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11 Jul 2012   #975
DukeS

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Issue solved - Thank you for encouraging perseverence.
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11 Jul 2012   #976
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news Duke. I'm happy to hear it.
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13 Jul 2012   #977
whitewhale

Win 7 64
 
 

Shawn, seems like a great tutorial. I was hoping it would help me but realized that from the tutorial that it wouldn't work for my situation. I can't get Windows 7 to boot, I don't want to lose user data with a clean install. Not sure of the next step.
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13 Jul 2012   #978
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello whitewhale, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to helo you be able to copy anything that you do not want to lose at boot from the current installation to another location for safe keeping.

Copy & Paste - in Windows Recovery Console

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Jul 2012   #979
cfourkays

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Sp1 DVD question

I'm about ready to do a repair install on my Windows 7 Pro.
I originally bought a download version of the Pro version and I can't remember if I ever slipstreamed SP 1 on it.
Help, please.

Pete
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