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Windows 7: Total reinstall

29 Aug 2015   #1
Trident1

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit
 
 
Total reinstall

I recently ran SFC on my nieces's computer, when finished it showed a couple of "integrity violations" - I can't recall the exact wording right now.
My question; Is there a way to do an 'in-place total reinstall' without having to download/install all the Windows Updates again?

Neither she nor I plan on upgrading to Windows 10 - at least for a quite some time.


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29 Aug 2015   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Does the PC have a "factory recovery" partition? You could use that to restore to a factory state.

It most likely does if it was made by one of the large outfits like Dell, Lenovo, Acer, etc.

There's also a "repair install".

Repair Install
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29 Aug 2015   #3
Layback Bear

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

A Factory Recovery, Repair Install will all require a boat load of Windows 7 Updates.

Did you run sfc /scannow 3 times and restarting between each time?
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30 Aug 2015   #4
Trident1

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit
 
 

Reply to the first response; No, she doesn't have 'factory recovery' - it's a generic machine and when ordered all necessary discs came with it.

L-Bear, No, I didn't run SFC three times, but I'll give it a try. I know the Updates will take loads of time. Thanks!
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30 Aug 2015   #5
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Trident1 View Post
I recently ran SFC on my nieces's computer, when finished it showed a couple of "integrity violations"...
Please follow these steps:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
Attach sfcdetails.txt to your next post.

It might be nothing to be concerned about.

From here:
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3068708
Quote:
The two files are marked as static files in the update. When an advanced user runs the System File Checker Tool (sfc.exe), the files are unintentionally flagged as corrupted. There is no impact or actual corruption on a device that is running this update, and this issue will be fixed in a later service update.
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30 Aug 2015   #6
Trident1

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit
 
 

Just ran SFC and tried to copy and paste using EasyScreen, but it didn't copy. I'll have to check my notes and use that copy system I was told to use once before.
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30 Aug 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Attach files to posts via these steps:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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30 Aug 2015   #8
Trident1

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit
 
 

Am I getting slow - think I got it now.Total reinstall-sfc.png


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30 Aug 2015   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Please follow option three from this tutorial:
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

The end results of those steps should be a text file on your desktop named sfcdetails.txt

Please upload that text file to a post via these steps:
Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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30 Aug 2015   #10
Trident1

Windows 7 Professional, 32bit
 
 

Thanks, I'll check that out when I go up to her house this week-end.
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