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Windows 7: Stuck in a failed update loop.

17 Nov 2013   #31
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Now I know why I build cabinets for a living!!!
So a full SP1 disc will be the stand alone version? What is this ISO I just downloaded? It's what they said to download to a repair?
And how come the product ID and the product key on my PC aren't the same, isn't it the same thing?


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17 Nov 2013   #32
NoelDP

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The Product ID is not a unique one- there are potentially many thousands of machines with the same one as yours.

The Product Key (except in the case of Volume Keys, and OEM_SLP Keys) are absolutely unique to each computer.

The ID is generated at activation by a built-in routine that takes into account the hardware installed and the Key.

You just downloaded the full standalone SP1 Refresh Windows 7 Installation ISO for your edition of Windows (Hopefully! )
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17 Nov 2013   #33
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Ok I'm backing stuff up right now. I assume I should disconect my external HD or isn't that necessary?
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17 Nov 2013   #34
NoelDP

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It's always a good idea when installing to have the minimum possible conflicts - so unhook all non-essential USB devices, eSATA devices and second monitors - disconnect local printers if any.
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17 Nov 2013   #35
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

WOW never thought about that stuff. More drivers to reinstall and update. Yippee
Where do these Windows files disappear to anyway???
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17 Nov 2013   #36
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Well I'm at a loss of what to do now. I'm including 2 screen shots. Notice in the NOW WHAT shot there is an ISO file. That is the ISO I downloaded back in Feb of 2012. The one below it is from the link in the repair tutorial. That is one heck of a difference in size. I tried using the Windows burner in the second shot. The first I used the NTI burner.
What am I doing????


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17 Nov 2013   #37
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Forgot to add this one. Wouldn't it be one of it ISO options?? Isn't that what I'm trying to create? Will that UDF create a ISO image? Also I thought ISO images were supposed to be smaller in size?


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18 Nov 2013   #38
NoelDP

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Looks like the old file was just the SP1 download, and not the full install disk
It's definitely the 2.5+GB one you want.

Try right-clicking on it and selecting 'Open with...' then 'Windows Disc Image Burner' - then it should work (I think - never tried it with 32-bit!)
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19 Nov 2013   #39
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Hi Noel
Nope that didn't one didn't work either. My NTI (burner software) says the file is too big and Windows says it's writing at the wrong speed. I changed the speed on the burner to 8, maybe that will work. It normally copies at 16x. Will this ruin the ISO and keep it from running properly?
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19 Nov 2013   #40
total confusion

Windows 7 Pro
 
 

Well that didn't work either. I don't have trouble burning other data so this doesn't make sense. There is plenty of room on the disc, it's a Verbatim brand disc. (These aren't cheap) I've got to check my cabinet and see if I have any rewritable ones. This is the 3rd disc, it burns .036MB then quits. Just enough to ruin the disc.


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