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Windows 7: Cheapest place to buy??

26 Mar 2011   #11
gregrocker

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RDougShelton View Post
I got a "free" Vista to Win 7 Upgrade set of CDs a few months ago; went ahead and upgraded Vista to WEin 7 (and to SP1 a month ago or so), BUT recently (to my deep chagrin) discovered they were not bootable.

I Do have a recovery disk, but that doesn't have all the components of windows I need to rebuild my corrupted system.

I want to get a fully bootable version of Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64-bit - as I understand that contains a "vanilla" version of the Win 7 registry. I need it to restore my corrupt registry back to a viable vanilla version so I can bring Windows back up (and yes: I've already been thru multiple posts and replies in every MS Windows forum in creation trying to figure out how to restore my Startup Repair-indicated corrupt registry / "unable to recover", and also with a System Restore point that doesn't actually exist despite showing up as an option to restore, and a System Image Recovery that's failing).

Anyone know if the $129 3-pack upgrade from NewEgg or Amazon is
(a) SP1; and
(b) fully-bootable?
Any Win retail installer is fully bootable.

Where did you get the free Win7 upgrade from Vista? If it is manufacturer's Upgrade Kit those contain a bootable DVD so you should try again to get it to boot. Use the one-time BIOS Boot Menu key to trigger your DVD drive.

If it fails to boot, open it in Computer to post back a screenshot of the file contents, using SNipping Tool in Start Menu.

If you can start Win7 you can also run a Repair Install from the DVD which should repair your registry.

Otherwise you can find an installer for your exact licensed version and follow these steps to get a perfect install: Reinstalling Windows 7 - Windows 7 Forums


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