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Windows 7: Need Help With Windows 7 Repair-Install

18 Sep 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Need Help With Windows 7 Repair-Install

hi guys

after several attempts to repair some corrupted system files without success, i'm attempting to do a repaire-install.

i've already downloaded "windows 7 ultimate x64 sp1-u ISO" and a copy of "7ZIP" from my digitallife.

according to the tutorial here at the forum, the ISO file should be saved on a seperate partition from the drive where windows is currently my case the (c) drive.

my problem is, inside computer management, i don't see any unallocated partition to creat a new one from. what i see listed are:

1) recovery partition-no amount listed

2) system reserved (E)-68.6mb free....when i double clicked on it in windows explorer it showed up as "empty folder"

3) system (C)-153gb free

can i creat a partition from any of these? if not how do i go about creating one?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Sep 2012   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit


Really don't know what you are talking about with separate partition.

You can put the iso on dvd with win 7. Just click on the iso and choose BURN.

To put the iso on a usb, stick then:

Run CMD.EXE as administrator
Type following commands and hit ENTER key after each command.
DISKPART starts the DiskPart program
LIST DISK shows numeral assigned to disks
note the numeral assigned to your usb stick
The numeral 2 will be used in this example
DETAIL DISK the info shown will confirm the correctness of your selection
CLEAN ALL the entire usb stick will be overwritten with zeros
CREATE PARTITION PRIMARY create a primary partition on the USB stick
FORMAT FS=NTFS format the partition
ACTIVE the partition can contain operating system startup files
ASSIGN the next available letter is assigned to the USB stick
EXIT exit from the DISKPART program
EXIT exit from the command shell

Now use 7Zip , choose Extract Files and select you usb stick as the destination.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Sep 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

thanks very much karl for the guide. i'll most certainly try it and if i encounter any problems i'll back here for more help. thanks again.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Sep 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP


Repair Install should indeed be run from DVD or bootable flash stick so you have bootable rescue media in the rare case of a failure.
Universal USB Installer

Be sure to back up your files and follow the other steps in tutorial closely.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2012   #5

IN windows 7
Please Help

I'm selling my laptop that has windows 7 only but I can not uninstall the Administrator person which is myself... I don't want to sell a laptop to someone I do not know and have my information on there but I cannot get rid of the Administrator...
Can anyone HELP PLEASE///
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP


Go to Control Panel>User Accounts to choose Manage Another Account, then add another Administrative-level account for New Owner - the name can be changed later.

Then you should be able to delete your Account, either placing your files on desktop to make sure you have everything, or deleting them.

Keep in mind that if this is the original Owner's account set up during install it may not entirely delete in all places although all files will be gone. To do that you'd need to run Factory Recovery or Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which is actually the cleanest way to sell a PC.

To Clean Reinstall preparing the PC without creating any user accounts or naming the PC, letting the end user to do that: Windows 7 Installation - Prepare PC to be Sold - Windows 7 Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2012   #7

IN windows 7
Thank You So Much...

You have no idea how much trouble this has been trying to resolve this issue and thank goodness to you it is now resolved and I so appreciate it...
You are an angel, thank you...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP


Glad to help, Bobbi. You made my day.
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