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Windows 7: Cant install programs, cant restore

17 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
Cant install programs, cant restore

alright so since my desktop build, i was uninstalling EVERYTHING from my laptop because it was all gamestuff. welp, some how in doing so, i can NOT install any other programs ( steam comes with error 2203) and i also can not restore anything.

how can i fix this? any ideas?

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17 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64

anyone? i really do NOT want to reinstall os
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17 May 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Save yourself some time quad. Just do a clean install on the laptop and concentrate on the desktop.
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17 May 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dude View Post
Save yourself some time quad. Just do a clean install on the laptop and concentrate on the desktop.
thats the thing. i dont want to do a clean install on my laptop! lol. got too much stuff on it.
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18 May 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP


You can try a Repair Install to see if it will help but it may pass back through settings that are corrupt.

You should never fear a Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 as it's better than getting a new PC since it won't have the bloatware which throttles Win7 native performance. If you follow the steps in the blue link you'll have a perfect install.
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18 May 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1

You got a SATA/IDE to USB thingamajig? I would just remove the laptop HD temporarily and move over what you need with the thingamajig to your new rig, and then wipe and drop Linux Mint 14 on the laptop and be done in time for cornflakes or whatever OS.
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18 May 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro x64

Boot into Safe mode with command prompt.

How to do a system restore using command prompt?

There is another way to restore completely from command line no graphical interface, but I wouldn't recommend it for just any user.
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