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Windows 7: deleted Vista files in Windows 7

22 Jun 2011   #11
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
whs

The computer was ordered from Dell brand new. I can't be sure if they upgraded the OS from Vista or if it was a fresh install. I would imagine it would be a fresh install, but they are very coy about that point.
Peace............


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22 Jun 2011   #12
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigbobbysd View Post
The computer was ordered from Dell brand new. I can't be sure if they upgraded the OS from Vista or if it was a fresh install. I would imagine it would be a fresh install, but they are very coy about that point.
Peace............
I guess that was not it. Was just another idea.
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22 Jun 2011   #13
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
fresh install of Win 7

Thanks for your response. I've since found out that Vista components are part of Win 7. So I may have to do a system recovery from my hard drive or buy a CD of the OS. I'd still like to know, however, what the system file scan meant by, "Windows Resource Protection found integrity violations."
Thanks all for your help thus far!
Peace............
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22 Jun 2011   #14
BriceH

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigbobbysd View Post
Thanks for your response. I've since found out that Vista components are part of Win 7. So I may have to do a system recovery from my hard drive or buy a CD of the OS. I'd still like to know, however, what the system file scan meant by, "Windows Resource Protection found integrity violations."
Thanks all for your help thus far!
Peace............
You don't need to buy a new Windows 7 DVD. Just open the start menu, type recdisc, and click on recdisc.exe. Insert a blank DVD, and it will lead you through the steps of creating your own install disc.
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22 Jun 2011   #15
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BriceH View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigbobbysd View Post
Thanks for your response. I've since found out that Vista components are part of Win 7. So I may have to do a system recovery from my hard drive or buy a CD of the OS. I'd still like to know, however, what the system file scan meant by, "Windows Resource Protection found integrity violations."
Thanks all for your help thus far!
Peace............
You don't need to buy a new Windows 7 DVD. Just open the start menu, type recdisc, and click on recdisc.exe. Insert a blank DVD, and it will lead you through the steps of creating your own install disc.
An integrity violation means that a core (I suppose that means system) file is not where it should be and is not in the condition it should be in.

Therefore, it's safe to assume that some of your system files are corrupted and/or not where they should be.

Perhaps another deep scan in Safe Mode followed by a hard drive defrag wouldn't go amiss.
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22 Jun 2011   #16
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 repair

Hi, seavixen32. I have already made both a boot disk and a repair disk via Windows back-up. I have a couple of complete system images stored on a couple of external hard drives. Problem is, all of these were made after the Vista files were deleted. I understand that if I had a new DVD of the OS (and if I could figure out what the log file that was created by the System File Checker meant; may have to see a professional) that there is a way of extracting only the deleted files from Win 7 from the DVD and re-install only those. The scan I ran was "sfc /verifyonly" so I haven't tried to repair anything yet. My thinking was how can one repair something that's no longer there?
I am very reluctant to use the recovery partition of my internal drive since then I would lose more than I'd be willing to.
Am I correct in thinking you are asking me to deep scan using the "sfc /scannow" command in safe mode followed by a defrag?
Again, thanks for your advice and info.
Peace...........
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22 Jun 2011   #17
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

bigbobby, you're very welcome.

Yes, you are correct. You've nothing to lose and everything to gain and if you do find files that want replacing, do you have access to a Win 7 DVD from a friend or work colleague?
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22 Jun 2011   #18
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

How to use Dell Recovery,How to use Dell Recovery Disks & how to order Recovery Disks.
Dell - Support
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22 Jun 2011   #19
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Win 7 DVD

No, I do not have access to a DVD of Win 7 Ultimate x64 from a friend or work colleague. I'll have to buy one.
Peace and thanks again!
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22 Jun 2011   #20
bigbobbysd

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Dell Data Safe

Thanks for the info. I shall look into this.
Peace........
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