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Windows 7: 7 Home Premium in-place setup cancels itself, cannot sfc nor wupdate

21 May 2013   #81

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
1. Do step 2 or 3 below depending on what installation Media you are using.

2. If using a Retail 64-bit Windows 7 Installation DVD
A) Insert the DVD, restart the computer, and go to step 4 below.
3. If using a 64-bit Windows 7 Installation USB Flash Drive with UEFI
A) If you have not already, you will need to create a Windows 7 installation bootable USB flash drive for UEFI from either a Windows 7 installation ISO or DVD.

B) Connect the USB, restart the computer, and go to step 4 below.
So if my USB bootable DVD-R boots via UEFI then I have to image it onto some other kind of device, then.

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21 May 2013   #82


Try booting the disk now to see if there is UEFI entry for it in the BIOS Boot Menu, which should have a shortcut key to use. On most Asus' this is F8 pressed when you see the first BIOS screen.

I haven't heard that a USB DVD drive needs any special settings, but Theog would know for sure.
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22 May 2013   #83

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Okay, I finally did a clean install using all the little bits and pieces of your various howtos that were relevant for me, and without which I'm sure it would have been even worse. It took about one full day, and I'm missing lots of settings stuff but am up and running for the most part.

I still get a resource protection message when attempting to run SFC, one of the primary reasons for which I voluntarily walked into this Hell. Oh, well.

Fortunately my WEI score is still 5.5 - it has not lowered. And I have far more space available to me now since the Recovery partition was blown away.

I need to revalidate within 30 days now. I thought I could use my Product Key for that. It would have been extremely useful if the Microsoft techsupport dude that I uselessly, needlessly paid $160 for - or somebody here at 7forums - could have told me about that. If there's a sticker anywhere it's not in any of the user manual documents I can still lay my hands on.

I used a custom slipstream disk. Still, the first WU update contained 64 items. After a reboot, it wanted to grab another 6 items I think? one of which was IE v10. Its installation keeps failing and sending me to a web page that tells me to run Windows Update to collect prerequisite patches and dictionaries and hotfixes.

I don't really care too much about IE v10 so I guess at some point I can see if hiding it will restore Windows Update to a semblance of normal operation.

I very much appreciate the sincere attempts from several members here, especially Noel - who spent hours trying to engineer a fix for my WU-damaged component store.

On balance I am just slightly worse off than where I started out, mostly for wear and tear upon my self.

But thanks very much for trying. And if someone can tell me what to expect since I have become invalidated, that might be helpful.
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22 May 2013   #84


You can most certainly use your Product Key to clean reinstall. All you needed to do is ask us. If it was rejected then most times it is because a character was inputted incorrectly - an 8 looks a lot like a B.

I would call back MS Customer Service and tell them you were given misinformation by one of their employees and ask for a refund, or get the documentation for the key you purchased to use elsewhere since all retail keys can migrate wherever you want, only OEM is tied to the same mobo.

Hopefully you found the tips in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 which are same for retail and have resulted in nothing but positive reviews from those who stick with the steps and get a perfect install.

If you used the Downloads updater in TEST -Update 7 installation media - Windows 7 Help Forums with SIW2's preset Updates file which should have loaded into it then there should be no more than a couple of updates. Weren't there about 50 each of Security and Non-Security Updates downloaded as I recall?

I would like to help you sort out the problems you describe because frankly in four years here since before Win7 was released, having helped in countless thousands of installs under every condition and circumstance imaginable, I have never seen a result like you report.
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22 May 2013   #85

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

No, Validation looks for a much longer string than my Product ID Key - which begins with zeroes and apparently the Validation/Sticker code is all cap letters key does not.
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22 May 2013   #86


Not the Product ID. As shown in a picture in Clean Reinstall you use the Product Key which is 25 alphanumeric digits. On Factory OEM it is stuck to the machine, on Retail it is on a package insert.

7 Home Premium in-place setup cancels itself, cannot sfc nor wupdate-coa-stickers.gif

Did you say that you called MS or connected to their Activation phone agent and were not told this? Did you tell them you had a retail or OEM copy and they didn't ask you for Product Key, and not ID? Why were you charged $160 if you told them you have a retail or OEM license you want to use?

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22 May 2013   #87

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

I have an Ultrabook. It has no stickers. The fee MS charged me was for tech support. I took your advice and asked for a refund. So, I can't sfc. But then the only reason I felt the need to do so was to repair my OS installation. So I don't care. But I want to validate, because I guess everything will pretty much stop working in 30 days.
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22 May 2013   #88


You have an HP Ultrabook that came preinstalled with Win7 Home Premium 64 bit, correct?

This should have the COA sticker with Product Key on the underside. I've never seen an HP notebook that didn't, but look under the battery which is possible.

The only way SFC wouldn't work after reinstalling is if something was in the ISO. Did you use a fresh ISO to slipstream drivers into?

Another possibility is if you didn't delete all partitions and create new, or in such a case where something is passing through like that (which couldn't conceivably be hardware-relate) I would wipe the HD with Diskpart Clean Command.

After all Updates were complete, what drivers were still missing in Device Manager?

How is overall performance?
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23 May 2013   #89

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Asus. The case is blank solid brushed aluminum without stickers. I think there's a sticker on the quickstart manual as opposed to the other manual I can find, which has not one. The ISO I used was the one provided to me by the MS tech, Mr. Kryvyjduyfykysksosatvi -- Jimmy Kryvyjduyfykysksosatvi. I followed instructions here, among which were explicit steps to delete every partition. And as I stated performance is unchanged (5.5 score) but I lost all my ad filters. And other files I'd come to rely upon but neglected to add to whatever MS now calls its file & settings transfer wizard. (I think they stopped using the W word.)

I might still have whatever document the sticker was affixed to, so now I'm tearing apart my home looking for that.
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23 May 2013   #90


Judge performance by how it performs, not the meaningless WEI score which no one here pays attention to.

You'll have to add back your browser settings and add-ons. This is best since settings can be a corruption path.

I don't remember a case before where a COA sticker was not present somewhere on the PC. I would ask Asus tech support. You might have to order Recovery Disks which will auto-activate with the SLP factory activation in order to use the license which came with it.

Please let me know if there is anything you've encountered not already warned about in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 like the COA sticker which is pictured so you could confirm it first. I try to include everything that one possibly needs to know in advance there.
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