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Windows 7: System Image Fails ... Instantly

19 Jun 2010   #21
madtownidiot

 

any install you do from inside windows will save all your current data in the windows.old file and you should be able to extract all your drivers and updates from it.


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19 Jun 2010   #22
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

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I don't really want to back them up per se ... I did find this program which saved all the driver info in a txt file ... DriverView: Loaded Windows Drivers List

Repair install is in progress now...
Do you have a hard time finding you're drivers?

The only one I had to update manually was my nvidia driver.
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19 Jun 2010   #23
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
I don't really want to back them up per se ... I did find this program which saved all the driver info in a txt file ... DriverView: Loaded Windows Drivers List

Repair install is in progress now...
Do you have a hard time finding you're drivers?

The only one I had to update manually was my nvidia driver.
I don't have a hard time finding them, but I don't always have the luxury of an Internet connection on this particular machine (being a laptop), and I'll need to know right away if drivers are missing (and which ones) so I can reinstall them.
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19 Jun 2010   #24
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post

I don't really want to back them up per se ... I did find this program which saved all the driver info in a txt file ... DriverView: Loaded Windows Drivers List

Repair install is in progress now...
Do you have a hard time finding you're drivers?

The only one I had to update manually was my nvidia driver.
I don't have a hard time finding them, but I don't always have the luxury of an Internet connection on this particular machine (being a laptop), and I'll need to know right away if drivers are missing (and which ones) so I can reinstall them.
Most if not all will be in the install or shortly thereafter in windows update, since

you need to be connected while doing the install, you should be good to go.

As long as you can keep it connected for a while after.

You can always check device manager to see if there are any little info triangles

next to your devices, then update what's necessary.
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19 Jun 2010   #25
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post

Do you have a hard time finding you're drivers?

The only one I had to update manually was my nvidia driver.
I don't have a hard time finding them, but I don't always have the luxury of an Internet connection on this particular machine (being a laptop), and I'll need to know right away if drivers are missing (and which ones) so I can reinstall them.
Most if not all will be in the install or shortly thereafter in windows update, since

you need to be connected while doing the install, you should be good to go.

As long as you can keep it connected for a while after.

You can always check device manager to see if there are any little info triangles

next to your devices, then update what's necessary.
The potential problem being that some different devices are at different locations. I'll take care of it though, I should be able to remember what all the devices are that need special drivers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Jun 2010   #26
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by derekimo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post

I don't have a hard time finding them, but I don't always have the luxury of an Internet connection on this particular machine (being a laptop), and I'll need to know right away if drivers are missing (and which ones) so I can reinstall them.
Most if not all will be in the install or shortly thereafter in windows update, since

you need to be connected while doing the install, you should be good to go.

As long as you can keep it connected for a while after.

You can always check device manager to see if there are any little info triangles

next to your devices, then update what's necessary.
The potential problem being that some different devices are at different locations. I'll take care of it though, I should be able to remember what all the devices are that need special drivers.
You could also do as madtownidiot suggested above and get them from your windows.old folder too.
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19 Jun 2010   #27
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's not going to matter, because:

"The upgrade was not successful. Your previous version of Windows is being restored. Do not restart your computer during this time."

Any ideas for Plan B?
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19 Jun 2010   #28
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
It's not going to matter, because:

"The upgrade was not successful. Your previous version of Windows is being restored. Do not restart your computer during this time."

Any ideas for Plan B?
Since you ran the sfc /scannow, If you have used the option two it will create a

log SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

You can then use that log and this tutorial

Extract Files from Windows 7 Installation DVD

To replace the ones that couldn't be repaired.

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Or this method which is more extensive,

Custom Install Windows 7

That will give you a windows.old folder, but you will have to reinstall all your

programs, so you would want to back up anything you dont want to lose first.

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And last on the list would be a

Clean Install Windows 7

But that will wipe out everything so I'm sure you'd want to do that as a last

resort.

Or you can wait and see if someone has something else to offer.
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19 Jun 2010   #29
BCXtreme

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I will try the first option later, since I have some other stuff to do today. The custom and clean installs aren't an option, unfortunately, on this machine because it takes a very long time to set up properly. Thanks for all your help thus far!
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19 Jun 2010   #30
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BCXtreme View Post
I will try the first option later, since I have some other stuff to do today. The custom and clean installs aren't an option, unfortunately, on this machine because it takes a very long time to set up properly. Thanks for all your help thus far!
You're welcome, let us know how it works out for you.
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