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Windows 7: Repair Windows 7 with SP1


08 Jun 2011   #1

Windows Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Repair Windows 7 with SP1

How on earth can I repair my Windows 7 now that it has SP1 and I only have the original installation disk? Surely MS doesn't leave purchasers of their OS without a repair utility after the first patch is issued?

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08 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcom to Windows Seven Forums.

Crazy as it seems, unless you have a retail or student version of Windows 7 SP1, you would need to uninstall SP1 first to repair your Windows 7, which if you can't boot into it leaves you with a bit of a dilemma.

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08 Jun 2011   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome JoeBush. Before you go to the trouble of a repair, what is it that is wrong that you want to fix? we may be able to help with that.
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08 Jun 2011   #4

Windows 7 Pro-x64
 
 

Or.... You could use your restore disk and backup that you so brilliantly created.
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08 Jun 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

You can do a repair install over SP1 with the non SP1 disk, then put SP1 on again. Won't hurt a thing.
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13 Jul 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you fix it Joe?
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13 Jul 2011   #7
bru

Win 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by carwiz View Post
Or.... You could use your restore disk and backup that you so brilliantly created.
If these were created before SP1 was installed aren't you in the same boat as the OP?

Do we need to create new disks now that we have SP1?
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13 Jul 2011   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

OP created the backup.
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