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Windows 7: How do I repair corrupt Win 7

08 Mar 2018   #11
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BagelAnne View Post
How do I do a factory recovery?
When you are in Windows, look on the Start menu for a Dell folder. There will probably be a set of Dell utilities, one of which is "Create Factory Restore DVDs", and another is "Do Factory Restore". I strongly recommend that you create one or two sets of factory restore DVDs. Once you have done that, then the easiest thing would be to do the factory restore from the menu rather than from the DVDs. Either that, or boot with Factory Restore DVD #1.

You can go to the Dell website and download a program for creating a Factory Restore flash drive:
https://www.dell.com/support/article...-drive?lang=en


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08 Mar 2018   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

@Snick,

I see you quoted ? from my post HERE.

The OP probably can use the installation media he already has in this case. He seems to have an "upgrade" dvd.
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08 Mar 2018   #13
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
@Snick,

I see you quoted ? from my post HERE.

The OP probably can use the installation media he already has in this case. He seems to have an "upgrade" dvd.
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08 Mar 2018   #14
BagelAnne

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I bit the bullet and did a reinstall from the update disk.
Curious about TechBench and ei.cfg file.
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08 Mar 2018   #15
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

All the MS consumer dvds contain all the editions. They are the same except for a tiny text file called ei.cfg. By removing that file, all editions become available to install.

The ei.cfg remover toggles off a bit in the iso, so the ei.cfg is ignored.

Alternatively,if you extract the iso to usb stick, you can simply delete ei.cfg file from the sources folder.

You can do the same with your "upgrade" iso.
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08 Mar 2018   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

All editions offered:

How do I repair corrupt Win 7-editions-win7.jpg

I think the ei.cfg is there so people don't install the wrong edition by accident, and then find they haven't got the correct product key.


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08 Mar 2018   #17
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BagelAnne View Post
I bit the bullet and did a reinstall from the update disk.
Now that you have done a reinstall, how is it all working?

Be sure to do a backup of your system, so that you can get back to this point if anything goes wrong.
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08 Mar 2018   #18
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 



Macrium Software | Macrium Reflect Free

And download a fresh Iso file from the Tech Bench site and create yourself a new installer.

Or at least download the Iso file.
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