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Windows 7: Can't update, error 80070308

22 Aug 2014   #41
Doezer

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Thanks, but would a repair install mean I'd need to reinstall games & softs?


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23 Aug 2014   #42
NoelDP

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Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Nope - they should be unaffected (mishaps apart!)
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24 Aug 2014   #43
Doezer

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Alright, I have a DVD if we really need to go this way.
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24 Aug 2014   #44
NoelDP

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See the instructions here... Repair Install
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27 Aug 2014   #45
Doezer

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

I will eventually but not yet. I'll give you a headsup on this thread when I do!
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03 Sep 2014   #46
Doezer

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Hey NoelDP,

The problem is no longer relevant. I'll explain myself :
Yesterday I uninstalled kaspersky AV (the licence had ended) and tried to install Avast.
Then I had a BSOD during the installation of Avast. I think it was because just after uninstalling KAV, I didn't reboot.
Thing is, Windows wouldn't reboot, even in safe mode. It couldn't repair the boot too. Sfc didn't work, chkdisk saw a lot of errors but it didn't work either after that. Finally I just reinstalled windows (sob, lost all my apps and games!).
Funny thing too, I only saw the W7 I installed was a 32bits distribution so I just ended up downloading W8.1 x64 from my School's Dreamspark.
I'll install it tonight, but, well, normally I shouldn't have any more windows update problems at least!

Thanks a lot for helping me through this though it ended up this way, I appreciated a lot!
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03 Sep 2014   #47
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

"DANGER, Will Robinson!"
If CHKDSK found a lot of problems, then it's worth running the disk manufacturer's test utility to check that the disk itself isn't failing (or use Seatools for DOS)
SeaTools for DOS and Windows - How to Use

There's no point installing a nice new OS on a failing drive.
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03 Sep 2014   #48
Doezer

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

But it's a brand new SSD! And when I say a lot of errors it's only because it found a lot of orphan files, i don't know if that's really applicable...
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03 Sep 2014   #49
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

...still worth checking. Somehting like 5% of HDs are DOA - I don't know what the numbers are like for SSDs.
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03 Sep 2014   #50
Doezer

Windows 7 pro x64
 
 

Yep, you're right, I'll check before installing.
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