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Windows 7: How can I repair Win7 after installing SP1?

14 Mar 2011   #1

How can I repair Win7 after installing SP1?

I would like to know how can I repair the OS once I upgrade to SP1?

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14 Mar 2011   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate


Please be very specific about the type of repair you are referring to as there are several types and any suggestions we make would be purely conjecture on our part.

Describe in detail the issues you are having.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

It really depends on what you are trying to fix. Just last night I had to
repair a MBR after a drive migration. Original repair disk, SP1 installed.
Worked flawlessly.
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14 Mar 2011   #4

Vista Ultimate 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 32 bit, Win 7 Pro 64 bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ECH View Post
I would like to know how can I repair the OS once I upgrade to SP1?
If you haven't installed it yet, how do you know you'll need to repair it.????

Also if you have a problem with your system it probably won't let you install it.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #5


For repairs if Win7 becomes unbootable, you'd continue to use your DVD Repair console or Repair CD to run System Recovery Options.

To run a Repair Install or reinstall, you'll need to slipstream SP1 into the Installer's ISO: Slipstream Windows 7 SP1 into a Installation DVD or ISO File
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2011   #6

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I'm sure that one will be able to purchase SP1 on a media only DVD fairly reasonably, but is it possible to purchase a media only DVD with SP1 already combined, so slipstreaming is not necessary?
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15 Mar 2011   #7


Apparently I cannot repair the issue (different versions), only do a full OS reinstall. Oh well.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2011   #8


This is why I posted the tutorial for slipstreaming SP1 into your Installation DVD, so that it is the same version when you run the Repair Install.

What is the exact error message you are getting, and at exactly what step in the Repair tutorial.
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