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Windows 7: problem reinstalling, missing file or entry

06 Apr 2015   #11


It would need to be a DVD. As DVD's have around 4GB capacity and a Windows OS is around 2/3GB. CD's mainly are 700MB Capacity so would not be able to take all of the Windows operating system.

If it is a CD this might be why...

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06 Apr 2015   #12

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Windows 7 does not fit on a dvd, your disc came from the manufacturer so this should not be your concern.

I`ve never seen or done an install where it asks to do updates during the install.
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06 Apr 2015   #13
Microsoft MVP


Always thought it was mainly for those who aren't fully prepared for a Repair Install :

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06 Apr 2015   #14

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Does that normally pop up ?

Don`t think I`ve ever seen it
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06 Apr 2015   #15
Microsoft MVP


When Installation Setup is run from Windows
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06 Apr 2015   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

I was concerned that the disc could of been one that came with the computer and not a complete disc for installing Windows 7.

The pictures are a little different when you do a Repair Install from withing Windows and a Clean Install from the DVD outside of Windows 7.

Windows 7 comes on a DVD from Microsoft and I don't believe it will fit on a C/D.

I think we have all seen a thread when a member didn't have the proper disc and had problems.

For those nice people around the world read this thread.

A Repair Install has to be done while booted into Windows 7.

A Clean Install has to be done when not booted into Windows 7.
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06 Apr 2015   #17

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Ah, I see, never had to do a repair install yet.

Jack, I think it`s just a word confusion, many people will just call the disc a cd, they never think twice about it :)
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06 Apr 2015   #18

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

A CD would contain only a rescue boot, which would end up calling upon the manufacturer's hidden system reserved partition, or, call for the insertion of a DVD to complete the process -- do I undertand that correctly? :)
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07 Apr 2015   #19
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