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Windows 7: Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

28 Apr 2015   #110

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Paragbhandari, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is this a retail installation DVD, and not OEM?

For now, double check through the steps to see if you may have made a mistake somewhere.

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11 Sep 2015   #111


Here's an ideal add-on to the original solution:

1. Copy all files from the OEM DVD in either of the following locations:
C:\Windows\System32\OEM (You may want to remove the original files from this location first)

2. Follow steps 1-11 from this post but only extract the "required folder":
Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

The "required folder" (would be the folder or folders found in the root of this location):

3. Copy the extracted "required folder(s)" to the following location:

4. If the files do not copy properly, use the right click "Takeown" registry function to take ownership on the destination location:
Add "Take Ownership" to Explorer Right-Click Menu in Windows

Once ownership is taken, rename/move/delete the folder. Perform step 3 again.
Make sure to reboot the computer to check the license.

I believe this should work for all OEM manufacturer DVDs and versions.
However, you will still need an OEM key which can be entered with the following script:
cscript %windir%\system32\slmgr.vbs -ipk XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX-XXXXX
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28 Dec 2015   #112

W7 Ultimate 64, W7 Ultimate 64, W7 Home 64

In searching for a fix for what seemed to be errors in my OS I found a way that seems to repair at least some of the files. I'm sure this is no secret and in the forums here somewhere. This would be a surgical strike as opposed to a war (upgrade install) or the nuclear option (clean install). I boot to the install disc and run a sfc /scannow CMD so the disc can be accessed for the repairs. This is where I found this info: How to Repair a Faulty Windows Installation Without Reformatting - Maximum PC
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