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Windows 7: unable to repair 7

09 Mar 2011   #1
DickL 1

7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
unable to repair 7

I have installed SP1,
I have tried to run a repair because I cannot run Backup!! but it says "your current version of windows is more recent than the version you are trying to upgrade to!!
Is this another mess by created by Microsoft ??



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09 Mar 2011   #2
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

What do you mean "you have tried to run a repair"? Are you using the repair disc created by Windows before SP1 was installed? Then I think it's logical to expect that Windows Installer would detect the presence of SP1 and consider it a more recent Windows version.

What you can do, is to use one of the tutorials on this forum to slipstream the SP1 into the installation DVD and then use the repair install option.

Also, what exactly is your problem with the Backup?
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09 Mar 2011   #3
johnnya

Windows Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If you have SP1 installed and your machine boots up ok, just make a new Repair Cd, which will include SP1 code, and use this if you need to perform a repair.
Cheers
JohnnyA
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09 Mar 2011   #4
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello DickL 1, welcome to Seven Forums!


Have a look at Option One of this tutorial at the link below and be sure to post back with any further questions you may have and to keep us informed.

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc


The disk created using this tutorial above will not do a repair install though it can be used to boot the PC and run an sfc /scan that may help, have a look at this tutorial at the link below.

SFC /SCANNOW : Run in Command Prompt at Boot
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09 Mar 2011   #5
gregrocker

 

Startup Repair or Repair Install?

Likely if you're trying to Repair Backup that it's Repair Install you want, and you're trying to run an Installer without SP1.

Follow unifex's advice to Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File then burn another DVD using ImgBurn at 4x speed, write to Flash stick, or run the extracted ISO file from desktop.

But first, have you asked for help with Backup? What is the exact error or problem you're getting?
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10 Mar 2011   #6
DickL 1

7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Thank's everyone, I now understand repair install

Backup,when I try to backup on hard drive I get "did not complete backup
error 0x80070005"
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10 Mar 2011   #7
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Have a look at this tutorial at the link below.


Imaging with free Macrium
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10 Mar 2011   #8
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

*sighs* Why is everyone so quick to blame Microsoft? Didn't that anti-Microsoft mindset die out a few years ago?

Anyway, glad you know what's going on now.
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10 Mar 2011   #9
DickL 1

7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
*sighs* Why is everyone so quick to blame Microsoft? Didn't that anti-Microsoft mindset die out a few years ago?

Anyway, glad you know what's going on now.

Hey you have to blame someone ( not you) for your ignorance or
inexperience with different operating systems
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10 Mar 2011   #10
gregrocker

 

This could be a permissions issue. On Folder Properties Security tab, give full permission to active User who is signed in.

Next Temporarily turn off User Account Controls to try backup. Then try turning off your A/V to try backup.

Next try a Clean Boot Procedure to see if it allows the backup: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/331796

If this fails, try running SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker before doing the Repair Install.
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